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, February 23, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

You may be wondering why this post is so short and has no pictures. Well, the sad story is I didn't receive any books in the mail last week. Zip, zero, nada, nothing, goose eggs! But looking on the bright side that makes my arc reading last week really count in lowering the leaning tower of ARCs. So having received 0 arc in the mail last week and having read a reviewed 3 that makes the pile actually 3 books smaller! Yeah!


  1. I didn't get any books in the mail last week either! It was a slow week all around, I guess!

  2. LOL--I gave up on ARCs a while ago. Still have a few on the shelf, though. Hope next week picks up for you.

  3. If it makes you feel any better, I didn't receive any ARC's this week either.

  4. Oh goodness, Trish, I could never give up on the arcs. First of course there is the free book angle to it but I've found some brilliant books I wouldn't have otherwise read and while there is a bit of pressure I keep it fun and realize the world won't fall apart if I get behind on reading them. How's that for a run-on sentence? LOL

  5. Sounds like we were all in the same boat last week. But at least it gave me a free week where each arc I read made my pile smaller!

    I've received one book this week so far so at least no more mailbox blues this week.