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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.


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Thursday, July 19, 2007

#42. Pirates Past Noon

Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
Number 4 in the Magic Tree House series

Pages: 67
Finished: July 19, 2007
Reason for Reading: Read-aloud to my 7yo son
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

Jack stared out his bedroom window


Recommend: Yes. This is actually a well written series of fantasy books for very young children. With a limited vocabulary they succeed very well with keeping children rivetted. My 7yo (who is not quite reading on his own yet) finds these books very exciting and I will continue to read these aloud to him over the next few months. Pirates Past Noon concludes the running story-line of the first 4 books and the 7yo is quite concerned how Jack and Annie will ever manage to get back to the tree house again. He's anxiously awaiting the start of the next book.

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