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What I Was Doing

…instead of RIPping. To the shock of all–none more than myself–I failed almost entirely to participate in RIP VII. I read the books–I even read Dracula, finally! (Short take: much more readable than expected. Whyever did I put it off … Continue reading

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Just this morning, I was exulting that August is nearly over, which means my favorite time of year is just days away. Then I checked my feeds and saw that Carl has raised the curtain on R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII. … Continue reading

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RIP Remainders

I let the end of October whoosh right by without comment, and with it, the end of RIP VI. Before we get too much further down the road, I want to take a minute to review. It was a great … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Magic shall be written upon the sky by the rain but they shall not be able to read it; Magic shall be written on the faces of the stony hills but their minds shall not be able to contain it. … Continue reading

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“Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things.” Most of which he can remember the next morning, though one thing eludes him. He remembers visiting the shrine at the site of his girlfriend’s horrific murder a year … Continue reading

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The Dark Room

Jane “Jinx” Kingsley emerges from a coma in an exclusive private clinic, unable to remember the previous two weeks. She doesn’t believe the doctor when he tells her she attempted suicide–twice–after her fiancĂ© announced he was canceling the wedding and … Continue reading

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Lying Dead

The silence of the deep forest is broken by the insistent ring of a cell phone. The forester who investigates is horrified by the discovery of a dead woman–not only because she’s been murdered, but also because he knows her, … Continue reading

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Let Her RIP!

It’s time, it’s time! If you’re a regular visitor to Bookish Dark, you know we’re careening joyfully into my favorite time of year, autumn, and with it, the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge. Our obliging host, Carl, got the festivities underway … Continue reading

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RIP V: Epilogue

Another Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge has come and gone, handily retaining its place as my favorite reading challenge of the year. Honestly, it doesn’t even have close competition; I look forward to RIP all year long, and it never disappoints! … Continue reading

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Fox Evil

Evil has come to sleepy Shenstead Village. The lady of the manor, Ailsa Lockyer-Fox, has died under mysterious circumstances. Her husband is tried and acquitted of murder–if indeed, it was murder–and has been the victim of a vicious harrassment campaign … Continue reading

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