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.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cardathon Challenge

Last year I decided I wanted to read everything by Orson Scott Card. Since then I've read a few of his books here and there. Today I discovered the Cardathon Challenge and I've decided to join the challenge and make it official. The good news is that it doesn't start until Jan 2008 and it runs until whenever.

My list is a compilation of all of Card's fiction. I intend to read them all eventually.

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Children of the Mind

First Meetings
War of Gifts
Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Giant

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
The Crystal City

The Memory of Earth
The Call of Earth
The Ships of Earth

Rachel & Leah

Hart's Hope
The Abyss
The Folk of the Fringe
The Worthing Saga
Maps In A Mirror
Lost Boys
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
Treasure Box
Stone Tables
Magic Mirror
Magic Street
Invasive Procedures


  1. So glad you're joining in Nicola! I can't tell you how excited I am about this challenge :D Orson Scott Card is my favorite author and I was thrilled to hear that Becky was doing this challenge. I've read almost everything of his and the last few books that I haven't will be read during this challenge. My favorite of his is Speaker for the Dead...it's my favorite book ever written :) The Homecoming series is amazing, you have a real treat waiting for you there! This will be fun!

  2. Good luck with that, he is one of those authors that seems to write in a lot of different genres! I am sad to admit I have never read him before, although I do own some of his books.... Maybe I will just join in in spirit and read one book by him. :)

  3. Chris, I'm really looking forward to reading more of his stuff. I'm especially interested in trying his biblical fiction. As you can see I haven't read that many of his books yet but I think Lost Boys is my favourite so far. It was so freaky!

    Kailana, I'd love to see you join in! Ender's Game is definately one not to be missed!

  4. So glad you've joined Nicola. I plan on reading as much as I can for the challenge. I haven't blogged about any of Card's books except Ender's Game and Worthing Saga, so I'll be rereading them all for this challenge--and beyond. Since it does go until 'whenever.' I know it probably sounds odd to have an ongoing challenge like this. But I can't imagine a time when I would not be eager to read Card or Card-related books.