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RIP X was actually two months - September and October. I had signed up for "Peril the Second" in which I said I would read 2 books of any length that fits the mood of the event. I actually ended up reading four:
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
- The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
- Locke & Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill (review not posted yet)
The first full week of October was the #Frightfall Readathon.
During this time, I read two of those RIP X books as well as the middle grade book I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis and the YA novel Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta.
Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon took place on Saturday, October 17th. I didn't track exactly how many hours I ended up reading (I can never last the full 24 hours no matter how hard I try) but I do believe that I read the most of any 24 hour readathon to date.
Finally, there was also the #15in31 event as well in which I attempted to read 15 books within the 31 days of October. AND I DID IT!! I really didn't expect to at all... especially when I essentially lost a full week of reading due to some things that were going on in my life that needed my attention. But yesterday I realized that I was one book short - so I picked up that Locke & Key volume that also counted toward RIP X!
I don't expect to go that reading-event crazy again - at least not this year. I still have a couple of year long challenges I need to think about. I'm also gearing up for next year's Women's Classic Literature Event with The Classics Club.