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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

RIP II Challenge Completed

The RIP II Challenge I participated in was to read 4 books and then I gave myself a personal challenge to try and read 10 books. I have completed the challenge as follows with links to my review:

1) Gossamer by Lois Lowry

2) Pure Dead Wicked by Debi Gliori

3) Carrie by Stephen King

4) Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

5) Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr

6) I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

7) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The above seven were from my original list.

8) The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason

9) Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason

10) The Dark Goodbye by Frank Marraffino

And out of the ten books I read, I own four of them and borrowed from the library the other six.


  1. Such a great list of books!! I loved this challenge. I can't say that I liked any book more than the others. They were all good!!

    I did read The Rest Falls Away...and I'm about 1/2 way through Rises the Night!

    10 Books?? Amazing!

  2. Wowee, you read some good ones! I'm a big Colleen Gleason fan. Was Northanger Abbey creepy? I shouldn't ask; I'll probably forget how I got here and that follow-up comment business doesn't work for me. My google ID is my *old* email. Sigh.