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.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Plans for August

I mentioned this before in a post a few days ago but I'm making this an official post. As of yesterday, August 1st I am only reading ARCs/Review Copies to help me get caught up and get back to my regularly scheduled alternating routine (read an arc, read an old book, etc). I will be taking the month off from reading challenge books, but hopefully I'll be able to use some of my arcs to fill challenge requirements.

There are a couple of exceptions. I have an ILL book due back Aug. 18, so I will be reading that around that time, it's a graphic novel so will be a quickie to squeeze in. I also have one library book at home that is due back in a few days but I plan on renewing it which will make it due on Aug. 26 so I will have to read it around that time. It is a short YA novel, so again will be a quickie.

Also, of course, I will continue reading aloud to my child so there will be the occasional review of those books as well. But except for the above noted minor infractions I hereby declare that during the month of August to only read books sent to me for review. I've got a lot of fabulous books in that pile of arcs so you can look forward to hearing about some great new books. As you can see in my sidebar I am currently reading Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion (I never imagined this book was going to be as enjoyable as it is!) and Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner (a fabulous thriller which is going to get me hooked on a new series! Just what I need!)


  1. I'm looking forward to your reviews! I need to get cracking on some ARC's myself. I have a Vine book going right now. It's a YA book called Gone and it's really good so far!

  2. I think this is a great idea. I am trying to challenge myself to do something similar. To have 100 2008 books read by September 11th. I'm almost almost to the halfway mark--I think I'm on 45 or 46.

  3. I enjoy your reviews and I look forward to your new ones!