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, August 10, 2007

#55. Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Second in the Giver sequence

Pages: 215
Finished: Aug. 10, 2007
Reason for Reading: next in the series
First Published: 2000
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:


Recommend: Highly recommend. I am enjoying these books so much. This book is completely different than The Giver and has no apparent connection with it until a very brief hint is given on the second to last page. The dystopian society featured in this book is almost the opposite of the one in The Giver though one grim element is the same: Anyone who is not useful to society is disposed of. The characters in this book are very likable and I'm looking forward to meeting them again in the next, and last, book. Once again I'm left with a feeling that this book will stay with me.

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