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

A-Zed Reading Challenge

Joy is hosting another fabulous challenge! Read 52 different books and have each title and author start with a different letter of the alphabet. This is going to be fun!


"A" ~
Atwater, Richard and Florence (Mr. Popper's Penguins)

"B" ~ Barrie, J.M. (Peter Pan)

"C" ~ Carey, Peter (True History of the Kelly Gang)

"D" ~ Dexter, Colin (Last Bus to Woodstock)

"E" ~ Erdrich, Louise (The Plague of Doves)

"F" ~ Fox, Paula (The Slave Dancer)

"G" ~ Gardner, Lyn (Into the Woods)

"H" ~ Hayder, Mo (Birdman)

"I" ~ Ingoglia, Gina (Johnny Appleseed and the Planting of the West)

"J" ~ James, Emmett (Admit One)

"K" ~ King, Stephen (Rage)

"L" ~ Lattimore, Eleanor Frances (Little Pear and Friends)

"M" ~ Martin, Steve (Born Standing Up)

"N" ~ Nix, Garth (Abhorsen)

"O" ~ Oppel, Kenneth (Sunwing)

"P" ~ Peet, Bill (Capyboppy)

"Q" ~

"R" ~
Ruddick, James (Death at the Priory)

"S" ~ Stewart, Paul (Beyond the Deepwoods)

"T" ~
Turtledove, Harry (Gunpowder Empire)

"U" ~

"V" ~
Vandagriff, G.G. (The Arthurian Omen)

"W" ~ Wallace, Carol and Bill (The Flying Flea, Callie and Me)

"X" ~

"Y" ~
Ye, Ting-Xing (My Name is Number 4)

"Z" ~


"A" ~
The Apple and the Arrow by Mary & Conrad Buff

"B" ~ The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

"C" ~ Coyote Autumn by Bill Wallace

"D" ~ Destiny by Alex Archer

"E" ~ Empress of Asia by Adam Lewis Schroeder

"F" ~ The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

"G" ~ The Golden Hoard by Geraldine McCaughrean

"H" ~ Here We Go Again: My Life in Television by Betty White

"I" ~ Indelible by Karin Slaughter

"J" ~ James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

"K" ~ Kept: A Victorian Mystery by D.J. Taylor

"L" ~ The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

"M" ~ The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

"N" ~ The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh

"O" ~ One Beastly Beast by Garth Nix

"P" ~ Procession of the Dead by D.B. Shan

"Q" ~ Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion

"R" ~ The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket

"S" ~ The Serpent's Egg by J. Fitzgerald McCurdy

"T" ~ Triptych by Karin Slaughter

"U" ~ Up to Low by Brian Doyle

"V" ~ Vanish by Tess Gerritsen

"W" ~ The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

"X" ~

"Y" ~

"Z" ~


  1. LOL "Zed"!

    Glad to have you with us and I'm happy to see you are ready to roll! :) Happy Reading!

  2. Hmmm! I wonder if I can make this work with my other challenges? X would be tough.

  3. You're right dewey, I may just have to skip X in the end but it will be fun looking for them. I think Z is going to be a bit tricky too!