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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

Pub '08 Challenge - FINISHED

OK, this one slipped by on me. I didn't realize I had finished it. For the Pub '08 challenge we were supposed to read 8 books published in 2008, excluding kids/YA books, only adults allowed in the pub. I didn't make an original list for this one I just decided to count the arcs that came my way. Here's the list of books I read for the challenge which comes to a total of 11 books. Thanks again to Michelle who always runs the most fab. challenges.

The White Mary by Kira Salak
The Vows of Silence by Susan Hill
Ritual by Mo Hayder
The Anatomy of Deception by Lawrence Goldstone
The Resurrectionist by Jack O'Connell
A Foreign Affair by Caro Peacock
Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman
The Arthurian Omen by G.G. Vandagriff
The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
Black Ships by Jo Graham

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