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.

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Monday, June 2, 2008

100. Tunnels of Blood

Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan
The Saga of Darren Shan Book 3

Pages: 224
Finished: June 1, 2008
First Published: 2002
Genre: YA, horror
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: Next in the series

First sentence:

The smell of blood is sickening.

Comments: Darren, Mr. Crepsley and Evra go to the city. Darren and Evra think they can have a vacation while Crepsley attends to business. The business turns deadly and Darren meets both a vampaneze and his first girlfriend. He also finds out about the Vampire Generals.

Third book in the series, and I'm still hooked. At this point they just keep getting better. I have to say, though, that I miss the freak show atmosphere when the characters journey further afield. I love Shan's take on the Vampire world and mythos. I'll keep this short as I don't want to give much away. This book just makes me want to run out and get book 4!


  1. I am glad you are still enjoying the series and hope you read all the way to the end.

  2. I certainly plan on it! Vampire Mountain is sitting in my to read soon pile already!