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 20, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Last week was a very bookish mail week for me. I received an assortment of arcs every day of the week except Wednesday from an assortment of publishers. I found packages on my doorstep and in my mailbox and saw CanPar, UPS and FedEx trucks all stop by plus neither was the mailman empty handed. Lots of fun. Thank goodness I did well with reading arcs this week, too! I read and reviewed 4 arcs and received 7 making the arc pile only 3 books larger. And what I really like about this assortment is that the publishing due dates stretch from Mar all the way through to July. So not a bombardment of all must be read now. A great assortment here too. I can't wait to read them. Now what you are all waiting for, the books!


  1. Wow, lots of books. That's awesome. Ghostwriter sounds crazy, but in a good way. It reminds me of Secret Window.


  2. I can't wait to find time to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth! I am hoping this week sometime!

  3. I got The Blue Notebook in today's mail - I am so excited to read it!

  4. What a collection of new books to read! They all sound wonderful.

    I just found your blog via the interview at Literary Feline. I look forward to following your future reviews and postings.

  5. I got a couple of the same books and can't wait to read them.

  6. Lauren - Agree, Ghostwriter, just piqued my curiosity and I had to get it. Def. a Secret Window vibe going on there in the description.

    Kailana - I want to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth so much too, but since it came so late it may just have to wait a bit.

    Carrie - I also am very excited to read The Blue Notebook. It's not my typical reading fare but I couldn't pass up when I read the summary.

    Molly - Hi! Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by!

    Joy - I look forward to reading your reviews of the books we read in common. I already read your review of the Alan Bradley book and I can't figure out which the other one would be. You'll have to surprise me, though I'm thinking it might be the Holocaust one.

  7. Wow! You had a good week! Looking forward to hearing what you have to say about Ghostwriter! It just looks like an interesting read.