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, April 27, 2009

Monday Arcs in the Mail

Last week brought in a few packages with some lovely books to read with a couple that I am really dying to start to read. Last week I only managed to read 2 arcs, I'm not sure why, but I think taking time out to read Watchmen was what kept the arcs down as that is one huge book, even though it is a graphic novel. So the stats don't look quite as good for Mount tbr this week with 2 read and reviewed and 8 new arcs in, that leaves the pile a staggering 6 books larger and with a definite lean. Now on to the books!


  1. Nicola, I am having ARC envy, especially with the Sarah Waters book! Enjoy!

  2. Yeah, that's one of the one's I'm dying to get started on!

  3. I'm a bit jealous of the Chuck Palahniuk! I have a current fascination with his books. :-)


  4. Oh, if you got your copy of Sarah Waters that must mean mine is on the way! Maybe it came today!

  5. I've bee meaning to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Faery Rebels. Hope you enjoy them!

  6. Wow, it looks like you had a great mail day.