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, June 30, 2008

Monday New Review Copies

This is a new feature I'm going to try to do regularly on Mondays. I'll post all the ARCs and Review Copies I've received in the mail during the past week. So you can get as excited as I am about what new books I'll be reviewing in the upcoming weeks. I also use the library for newly published books but won't feature those here. And don't forget to check out my sidebar on the right where you can always see what I'm currently reading.

Since last Monday these ARCS/Review Copies have arrived:


  1. Looks like some great books you'll be reviewing! I'm so envious!

  2. Looks like a great mix of books! I look forward to your reviews!

  3. Those all look delicious! I am especially excited about The Alchemy of Stone. Eventhough I haven't gotten around to reading her first book...yet...this one sounds right up my alley.

  4. Yes, I'm really looking forward to it Carl even though I haven't read her first yet either. And guess what? She inscribed it for me!!