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.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

63. Coyote Autumn

Coyote Autumn by Bill Wallace

Pages: 201
Finished: Apr. 2, 2008
First Published: 2000
Genre: children, animal fiction
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

I love days off from school

Reason for Reading: read aloud to my 7yo

Comments: Thirteen year old Brad has always wanted a pet, especially a dog but living in a Chicago apartment made it out of the question. When his family moves to rural Oklahoma he is hoping more than anything that this birthday he will finally get the present he has always wanted. However, before that day arrives Brad walks into the carnage that coyote hunters have left behind at a nearby dam. He brings the remaining coyote pup home and the summer that is both the best and worst of his life begins. This was a beautiful, touching story with many laugh-out-loud moments. Both the 7yo and I loved it. The writing is very simple, yet full of real emotion. This is a wonderful, wholesome 'boy' book with a bittersweet ending. We've read a few book by Wallace now and will continue to look out for them. Recommended.

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