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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday New Review Books in the Mail (on Tuesday)

Last week I received 2 review copies. The second one of them came unsolicited but it looks very good so I'm not complaining. So back to the arc tbr pile. Last week's stats are two books in and two books read and reviewed ...so the pile is exactly same size as it started!

Plus Puss Reboots sent me an old childhood favourite and I won one of her contests, receiving "The Fourth Watcher". Thanks Puss!


  1. Looks like you received some cool books.

    I've just gotten started in the book review business and I receive a few ARC each month, but I'd like to increase that. Do you have any suggestions for receiving/requesting more ARCs? Thanks!

  2. Hi Bobbi,

    My suggestions are:

    keep working on your book blog (I have people contact me out of the blue asking if I want an arc)

    subscribe to shelf awareness, an email trade newsletter that often offers arcs, sometimes many per newsletter, /www.shelf-awareness.com/

    Library Thing has an Early reviewers program you can sign up for if you belong to library thing.