A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Bare Bones

Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs

Pages: 306
Finished: July 6, 2007
Reason for Reading: I'm reading my way through Reichs' books.
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

As I was packaging what remained of the dead baby, the man I would kill was burning pavement north toward Charlotte.

Recommend: Yes! This was a particularly good entry in the Temperance Brennan series. With a first sentence like that I was hooked and read the first half of the book in one setting. This one will not disappoint fans. More of what you expect from Reichs and there are some interesting developments in Brennan's personal life, too. I was annoyed with the political proselytizing of the last two pages which were totally unnecessary and the reason for my rating of 4.


  1. I love this show and a friend recommended the books so I will need to look for them next time we are at the used book store.

  2. I have "Deja Dead" by Reichs on my TBR list. I wonder if it is part of the same series.