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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Book Awards Challenge

This week I finished the Book Awards Challenge. The goal was to read 12 books which have received awards. I wrote a list to start with, then changed it several times but ended up tossing it to the wind and read books as I felt like it.

Here is my completed list of 12 award winning books:

1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy(Pulitzer)
2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood(Booker)
3. The Giver by Lois Lowry(Newbery)
4. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers(National Book Award)
5. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard(Guardian)
6. The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy(Governor General's)
7. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park(Newbery)
8. Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry(William Allen White Award)
9. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman(Carnegie Medal)
10. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel (Mr. Christie's Book Award)
11. Dust by Arthur Slade (Governor General's)
12. True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (Booker)

The only book I didn't enjoy was The Road. I wasn't very impressed with The Golden Compass either. All the others I really enjoyed, with True History of the Kelly Gang being my favourite of the 12.

This was a fun challenge and I hope to continue making the effort to ensure I read award winners regularly.

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