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, May 8, 2008

Southern Reading Challenge

I missed out on this one last year but really enjoyed reading all the reviews as they came out. Rather than just listing 3 books I'm going to make a list of books from which I'll pick my three. The Southern Reading Challenge: Read 3 southern books from May 15 to Aug 15

Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
God's Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billy Letts

1 comment:

  1. Welcome Nicola, to the Southern Reading Challenge. Great list! I read Tobacco Road last year and it got under my southern skin. I hope you have fun this summer reading southern stuff, and I look forward to your posts. :)