6 thoughts on “R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII Sign-up

  1. Carl V. says:

    I do hope you can track down The Graveyard Book. It is great and will be so fun to discuss as a group.

    The Ladies of Grace Adieu is one of my favorite short story collections and it has plenty of tales with a good, gothic moodiness that are perfect for this time of year. I generally re-read it in the fall as several of the stories just have that fall feeling, or at least they do for me.

    I haven’t read The Maltese Falcon but it is one I want to read. My wife bought me a couple of Hammett short story collections for Christmas this past year and I’d like to get to at least one of those during R.I.P.

    Thanks for joining in, I hope you have fun with the books you choose!

    Two trombones, eh? šŸ™‚

    • Christina says:

      I hope to find The Graveyard Book at the library…shouldn’t be a problem unless everyone is checking it out for Halloween. Also, glad to hear your thoughts on The Ladies of Grace Adieu! I bought it after loving Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, but I haven’t dipped into it yet. As for The Maltese Falcon, I’ve been wanting to read more Dashiell Hammett ever since The Thin Man — have you read that one? It’s not as lighthearted as the movie, but it’s still really good.

      And yes, I have two trombones. One just wasn’t enough! šŸ™‚

      • Carl V. says:

        Yes. After seeing the movies a bajillion times I finally decided to read The Thin Man and liked it very much. It isn’t quite as funny, you are right, but it is good. And if you like The Thin Man, you really need to add The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry. It is a strange homage to older mysteries, particularly Hammett. I liked it very, very much.

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