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.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

19. Strange Events

Strange Events: Incredible Canadian Monsters, Curses, Ghosts, and Other Tales
by Johanna Bertin

Pages: 140
Finished: Jan. 26, 2008
Reason for Reading: I have no idea. My eldest son gave it to me when he was getting rid of some of his books and I decided to keep it.
First Published: 2003
Genre: Non-fiction, history, paranormal
Rating: 2.5/5

First Sentence:

Most Canadians have heard of the Bermuda Triangle.

Comments: From the 1700s to the 1960s unusual events and sights that are a part of Canadian culture are recorded here. This takes more of a historical look at curiosities rather than a paranormal one. A far cry from a well-written book, nevertheless, I did find it interesting enough to finish reading. There were enough tales that were unfamiliar to me to keep it interesting, for example the Cadborosaurus. The expected Ogopogo is here, but I wonder at the exclusion of Sasquatch. Worth a read if you have an interest in this sort of thing.

1 comment:

  1. I think this book sounds really neat. I like to read about myths and legends. I think I might try to find a copy of this. My mom said we could check the internet. Thanks again!