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.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

78. Dolphin Adventure

Dolphin Treasure: A True Story by Wayne Grover
Illustrated by Jim Fowler
First book in the Dolphin Trilogy

Pages: 47
Finished: Apr. 26, 2008
First Published: 1990
Genre: children, nonfiction, animals
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

The Florida sun warmed our backs as we loaded the diving gear aboard our boat.

Reason for Reading: Dad read this to the 7yo and I didn't want to miss out.

Comments: Wayne Grover goes diving off the coast of Florida. As he is enjoying the beauty he hears a series a clicks. As he looks for the source of the sound a family of dolphins, two adults and a baby, come up to him. The baby is wedged between the two adults and he can see that the baby has been injured. A plastic fishing line is wrapped tightly around the baby's tail fin and embedded into the skin. The baby is in pain and blood is flowing from the wound. The adults manoeuvre the baby in front of Wayne and he realizes that they are asking for his help. This is an awe striking and heart touching story with a real sense of urgency as Grover tries to save the baby before sharks catch the scent of his blood. Highly recommended to animal lovers.


  1. This sounds fabulous - I know my kids will love it. I just put it on hold at my library - thanks for the review!

  2. Let me know how you all like it! I'm just put a request in for the second book.