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, December 6, 2007

Two Completed Challenges

When I finished The Bluest Eye this week, I also finished two challenges.

From the Stacks Challenge

1. Interworld by Neil Gaiman
2. Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson
3. Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
4. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
5. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

My completed list above is the same as my initial list. This was an easy challenge to complete as all these books had other challenges or reasons to be read for. I'm glad I added Salem's Lot to this challenge as it was part of a personal challenge and I have a feeling I probably would not have got to it so quickly otherwise.

Seconds Challenge
1. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
2. Interworld by Neil Gaiman
3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

I loved this challenge. It was a short one and that made it easy for me to complete. My completed list above is the same as my initial list. I'm glad I was able to read more of these authors and know that I will be reading more of their work. I think Gaiman and Morrison are going to be authors where I love some of their work and just like others. On the other hand, McCullers is a new favourite author. I loved both books I've read by her now and want to read all her other work.


  1. Congratulations! You're making great progress on quite a few challenges!

  2. Thanks 3m! Yes, I'm feeling like I have everything under control at the moment. I'll enjoy it while it lasts ;-)