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.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Decades Challenge - Complete

I have completed the Decades Challenge hosted by 3m. This was one of my favourite challenges this year. I gave it a twist and made every book on my list a read aloud to my 7/8yo. This has been very helpful in making sure I read a wide variety of literature throughout the ages to him.

These are the 8 books I read aloud to my son for the challenge. Five of them are from my original list and then I realized every book I originally picked was a fantasy so I chose a switched a few out to widen the genre a bit. The 8yo loved every book I read to him but his favourites were probably Five Children and It and The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. I loved them all except Peter Pan which I'm really not fond of at all. All the books were re-reads for me personally some for the third time.

If this challenge is on next year, I'll definitely be re-joining with the same twist. It was really helpful in picking good literature to read to my child.

1900s - Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
1910s - Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
1920s - The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1930s - Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
1940s - Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
1950s - Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
1960s - James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
1970s - Abel's Island by William Steig