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, December 4, 2007

November in Review

This month I read 17 books and I feel like I'm being consistent with my reading both in number of books and number of pages each month. This month saw me working mostly on challenge books and the introduction of short stories into my reading. I read several very good books this month and any could have been chosen as best of the month but the book I did choose stands out highly and may be in the running for best book of the year! Worst book of the month wasn't really bad, but it wasn't in the same league as the others.

Worst book for November: Secret Seven on the Trail by Enid Blyton

Best book for November: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

121. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
120. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
119. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
118. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
117. Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
116. Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
115. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
114. The story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (RA)
113. Secret Seven on the Trail by Enid Blyton (RA)
112. Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson
111. Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
110. Great Ghost Stories selected by Barry Moser
109. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
108. Kanada by Eva Wiseman
107. Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock
106. Poppy by Avi (RA)
105. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (RA)

November Total: 17 books + 6 short stories
Total Pages: 4695
Books by Canadian authors: 3

October Total: 19
Total Pages: 4405
Books by Canadian authors: 4

September Total: 19
Total Pages: 4889

August Total: 18
Total Pages: 5133

July Total: 14
Total Pages: 4216

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