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

Rip III Challenge

I really want to join the RIP III challenge and have been trying to avoid signing up but everywhere I turn it hits me in the face and I find I.MUST.JOIN.

So I'm going for Peril the Second, read 2 books, so I don't feel any pressure but I'm sure I'll end up with more than 2 by then end of the challenge which is Oct. 31st.

I won't be writing up a list but will pick the books as they appeal to me along the way. I read a book this week that fits the theme so I'm hoping I can count it as book number one.

The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan.


  1. It is difficult to resist when you see it EVERYWHERE, huh? I'll be joining as well but don't want to commit RIGHT now.

  2. I'm glad you decided to sign up :)

  3. Ooh no list - freestyling! I like that. :)

    Look forward to checking out your review posts.