Both The Tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Black Hole are moving along, so hopefully I will actually finish a book for the challenge soon. And the family has started our read-aloud of Half-Minute Horrors...such a fun book!!! The rest of the gang put up their RIP reading lists (Rich's, Annie's, Gray's, and Max's). Yep, Max started his own blog just so he could post his list. Gray and Annie have both already finished their first book--putting their parents to shame! (Hopefully Gray will actually post a review--but that might be asking too much.) Rich has started Dracula, and YAY, he's really loving it!
One of the things that has been the most exciting though, has been the boys' writing! Yes, Carl, we owe you a humungous thank you! It can be a real challenge to get either of the boys to write anything--but RIP has got their creative writing juices flowing. They've each written a handful of short scary stories. :D One of Max's is titled "Skeletons vs. Zombies" and it begins:
They came up from the grave one night. They fought for ten years...Sorry, I just had to share that--it just makes me smile. And Gray wrote this story about stuffed animals that I must admit really creeped me out a bit.
And last night, Rich, Annie, and I decided to start on a mini-Hitchcock movie stretch. (Many thanks to Kate for suggesting Hitchcock in the comments when I asked for suggestions. I can't believe I hadn't thought of it myself!) Last night we watched Psycho. It was Annie's first time seeing it, and she really loved it! Tonight, we'll likely watch Frenzy...haven't seen old Dicko in a while. And this movie watching also allows me the time to work on a bit of RIP crafting. :) I'll share soon what my little crochet hook is up to these days.