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, September 22, 2008

Monday: New Books in the Mail

This was a very bad week for me and I hardly got any reading done at all (2 books) and neither of those were arcs. On the other hand it was an immensely fun week for receiving books in the mail.

I was lucky enough to win a copy of Farworld from Literary Feline. Thanks Wendy! This has been getting rave reviews and I'm excited to have my own copy, personally inscribed by the author!

Then the publishers were busy sending me Fall arcs:

When will I ever get caught up? I can't wait to read each and every one of these.


  1. I recently got Stalin's Children as well and can't wait to read it--although I'm not sure that will happen any time soon...

  2. Ha! I was just going to tell you that you won Far World in my giveaway as well, but I see you won it, so I'll let Jeff take a break from mailing out more. Congrats!

  3. Aw natasha! I entered several contests for that book and kept not winning over and over. I didn't think it was meant to be. Now I came up twice :-0 Thanks anyway!

  4. I am glad the book arrived! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.