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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine retold and illustrated by Robert Sabuda

This standard size picture book tells the story of the real Saint Valentine and leads us to understand why February 14 was declared St. Valentine's Day by the Pope in 496 AD. A well-written story with a plot that ends just before his execution. I've read this before to my older son and the 8yo enjoyed it very much. The first thing to strike him was the illustrations. "Why are the pictures all squares, mum?" So before reading the book I told him a bit about ancient Rome and the art of mosaics. Enjoyable book and a must for Christians who want to explain the religious meaning of the secular holiday.

1 comment:

  1. We love this book and have read it many, many times. Each time my son has a different question about it. Have enjoyed reading all your reviews today. Many books to add to my wishlist.