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.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The New Reading Pile

I went to the library this morning and replenished my reading pile.

I have been on a self-imposed fantasy ban this year. I'm a big fantasy fan and for the last couple of years I've read almost nothing but fantasy, sci-fi, and other derivitives but I found myself at a point where I needed a break. But this last month I have been yearning for my fantasy and especially YA. Sooo, I had fun in the children's library this morning and brought these home:

Lady Friday by Garth Nix
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Twilight by Stephenie Myer
Pure Dead Magic by Debi Gliori
At the Crossing-Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Then back over the Adult section for the next Kathy Reichs and a graphic novel Rex Mundi.

Then we popped into the Sally Ann this afternoon and they had a 3 for 1 sale on paperbacks sooo I came home with 2 bags of books. I'll make a list of what I came home with in my next post.


  1. I love YA books, too! And books for younger kids. I had a similar burnout with mysteries a couple years ago and mostly stopped reading them.

  2. I adore YA books. My reading seems to come in spells, though. I'll be really into one genre for a while, and then once I burn out, I'll switch to another.

    Twilight was really good! I highly recommend Meyer's books. I didn't think A Great and Terrible Beauty lived up to its hype, but a lot of people seemed to have really loved it.