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, June 22, 2009

Monday: Arcs in the Mail

Last week saw the usual flow of book parcels arriving at the house but only 2 of the books were for review purposes. So 2 ARCs in and 5 read and reviewed makes my review pile 3 books smaller! Wow, 2 weeks in a row! Does that make it a trend? Somehow I don't think so. Hopefully this will continue for a while and we'll see some improvement in my stats. I actually don't think I have much coming for July. Here are my two new Review Books:

Next up, when I held that giveaway last month I ended up getting a set of the books, too; which I hadn't been expecting. I kept two of the books and gifted the others.

And finally, but certainly not least, I was the Lucky Winner of this paranormal romance over at Readaholic!


  1. Getting ahead of the game on your reading and reviewing? Now I'm jealous! ;-)

    My mailbox is here: http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2009/06/monday-mailbox_22.html

  2. dismantled looks like a good book...happy reading.

  3. So Many Books - I agree!

    Kirsten - It sounds too good to be true but I'll enjoy it while it lasts. Now I'll check out your mailbox!

    Mary - Thanks!

    Serena - I can't wait to read Dismantled!

  4. Both of your ARCs look good. Love the cover of Dismantled - it's simple, but still grabs my attention. I'll be interested to see what you have to say about them! Good luck with staying on top of things. Review books are taking over my house!

  5. I love the cover of Irene Dos Santos! Happy reading!

  6. I'm reading The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos now and it is so good.

  7. Nice books you got this week. I haven't read any of those books hope you enjoy them.

  8. Susan - I love the cover of Dismantled, too! I know what you mean, my bedroom is full of review books!

    Vasilly - me too!

    bermudaonion - that's so good to hear!

    rebecca - Thanks!

  9. I just finished reading The Calling last week and thought it was excellent. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.