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.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Short Story Challenge

Ok, ok, I know. I just can't say no to challenges. But this challenge is something I was going to do anyway so it's perfect. Kate is running a short story challenge for 2008. I'm opting for option #5, which lets you do whatever you'd like. My short story reading for 2008 will include:

1) Finish The Best American Short Stories 2007. I'm already at the half-way point.

2) Finish High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies. I'm several stories into this one. It is a slim volume so won't take me much longer.

3) For my chronological reading of Stephen King, Night Shift is coming up soon. This is his first collection of short stories. I'll read this one possibly during the next R.I.P.

4) If I finish all of the above my next choice will be A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence.


  1. You are thinking ahead to other challenges already! Very smart! This will be a fun challenge and I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the stories you read.

  2. I just signed up for this one yesterday, but I haven't had the time to make a list yet. Looking forward to it since I love short stories but don't read them very often.