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, February 12, 2008

28. Invasion of the Blobs

Invasion of the Blobs by Paul Stewart
Illustrated by Chris Riddell
The Blobheads, book 1

Pages: 63
Finished: Feb. 8, 2008
Reason for Reading: Dh read this to the 7yo and I didn't want to miss out.
First Published: 2000
Genre: children, science fiction
Rating: 3.5/5

First Sentence:

Billy Barnes stood in the bathroom brushing his teeth.

Comments: Billy is brushing his teeth one morning when out of his toilet pop three aliens. They are looking for the Most High Emperor of the Universe and, well, he turns out to be Billy's baby brother, who's not even a year old. His parents come home just as the aliens are trying to take the baby home with them and a major ruckus ensues. This is a delightful story. Very silly, and very funny. The illustrations are just as fun as the story. This would make a perfect first chapter book for a child to read themselves.

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