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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Thursday, January 31, 2008

21. The Apple and the Arrow

The Apple and the Arrow by Mary and Conrad Buff

Pages: 75
Finished: Jan. 30, 2008
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my 7yo.
First Published: 1951
Genre: children, historical fiction
Awards: Newbery Honor
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

"Missed it again."

Comments: This is the story of William Tell, legendary Swiss hero, and the story of the Swiss rebellion which led to the formation of the Swiss Republic. Ds really enjoyed this book and I did also. The characters were real and endearing. The introduction to peasant life in the 1200s was fascinating to ds and inspired much discussion. He found the story to be very exciting. Some parts of the rebellion went over his head but, as noted, it sparked much discussion. The illustrations by this husband and wife team are stunning and the writing rich.

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