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.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

#49. The Secret Seven

The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton
First in The Secret Seven series

Pages: 100
Finished: Aug. 2, 2007
Reason for Reading: read-aloud to my 7yo
First Published: 1949
Rating: 3/5

First Sentence:

"We'd better have a meeting of the Secret Seven," said Peter to Janet.

Recommend: Yes. The Secret Seven discover someone is being held prisoner in an old empty house and decide to take matters into their own hands to find out both who and why. I loved these books when I was kid, as well as the Famous Five. Not having ever re-read them since I was little, I wasn't sure how well this would go over with my 7yo or whether I would still enjoy it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was very readable. The mystery was predictable to me from the start but ds was along for the ride till the end. He enjoyed it very much getting more and more excited as the mystery unfolded and the daring-do of the children became bolder and bolder. I asked if he'd like to hear another of their adventures and he answered "Yes!".

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