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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, February 6, 2008

24. The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 2


Pages: 108
Finished: Feb. 4, 2008
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my 7yo. Next in the series. series challenge
First Published: 2003
Genre: children, fantasy
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

The late bus dropped Jared Grace at the bottom of his street.


Comments: Jared watches as his twin brother is attacked by an unseen menace and carted away. Thimbletack, the house boggart, gives him a special seeing stone that helps him to see the creatures of faerie. With the stone firmly in place, he and Mallory set off to find their brother. The first book ended just as the story seemed to be starting and this volume starts off running. Lots of action and mythic creatures abound as the children discover just what lives in the forest behind them. My 7yo was on the edge of his seat with the excitement and is loving the humour. We are both eager to read the next book.

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