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, June 19, 2008

Southern Challenge - Completed

I just finished the southern challenge! I liked every book I read and absolutely loved the first two. All books I read were from my original list of choices. I'm really looking forward to reading more by Fannie Flagg. Thanks to Maggie for hosting a fabulous challenge.

Here's the list of books I read:

1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
3. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross


  1. Congrats on finishing so early! I haven't even started...

    I loved The Secret Life of Bees, and I haven't read the book, but I also loved the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.

    I've read Flagg's A Redbird Christmas and enjoyed it very much as well. You might think about that one at Christmas time!

  2. Thanks!

    Sounds good Michelle. I always like to read a new Christmas book each year.

  3. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

  4. Way 2 Go, Nicola!!! I'll put you down on the wrap-up linky so you won't have to! :)

  5. Thanks Maggie! I totally forgot about the wrap-up Mr. Linky :0