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.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Short Story Challenge Completed

Another challenge completed. The short story challenge was the perfect challenge for me as I had wanted to get into the habit of reading short stories this year and that mission has been accomplished. I hope to always have a collection on the go dipping into them regularly in the evenings on the weekends. My challenge was to read four collections of short stories and I read three of the four mentioned on my sign-up post. Thanks to Kate for hosting this challenge!

Here's my list of completed books:

Night Shift by Stephen King
Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories by Garth Nix
High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies
Best American Short Stories 2007


  1. Congrats! *doing finished challenge dance*

  2. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

  3. Have you read any of Neil Gaiman's short stories? I listened to the audiobook of Fragile Things, and he's an amazing writer. I can't say I liked them all - some were more horror than I'm used to - but some were just straight fantasy. He read the stories, too, and he's one of the only authors I think should definitely read his own work for audiobook - he's a marvelous reader.

  4. Thanks guys!

    carrie - no I have haven't read any Gaiman short stories yet BUT I do have Smoke and Mirrors on my bedside table and will be reading it shortly.