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, July 1, 2009

Karin Slaughter Giveaway!

Happy Canada Day! Boy do I have treat for Canadians today! Random House Canada has asked me to giveaway 3 new hardcover copies of Karin Slaughter's newest book Undone, which will be available in stores July 14th. Here's your chance to get the book first!

Giveaway starts today and will close on July 7th at midnight (Eastern Time). Winners will be announced July 8th and your book will be shipped directly from RH Canada.

My copy of the book is on it's way to me right now and I can't tell you how excited I am about this book in particular. It is going to be a biggie! Karin Slaughter finally brings back character Sara Linton, though this is the third book in the Special Agent Will Trent series!

How to enter:

  • Canadian addresses only (sorry)
  • leave a comment below for one entry
  • blog or twitter with a link to this post for 3 extra entries, and leave a link to your post in the comments below so I can read it
  • leave your email address IF it is not in your profile. I must be able to contact you.

In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky—and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner…. In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock—and a duel with unspeakable human evil.

In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.…

Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.


  1. Got this posted on Win A Book for you.

  2. I haven't read the other 2 but it sounds like a good read so if I win, I'll have to check out the others too!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  4. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  5. Please enter me in this book giveaway.


  6. Thank you for the entry.

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  7. Book looks great. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/mkunruh/status/2500205346

    and am happy to find a Canadian book blogger to follow.

  8. This sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it. Thank you for this giveaway and please count me in


  9. WOW! Just the type of book I love to read. More fodder to read at the local coffee shop. Now this is talking, regarding my genre of books.

    devonm @ sasktel dot NET

  10. http://twitter.com/jmintuck/status/2506717691

    I have Twittered this addy above.

    devonm @ sasktel dot NET

  11. thanks for the great giveaway

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  12. I tweeted

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  13. Sounds interesting even though I have not read the other 2 in the series


  14. I would like to enter. thanks for the giveaway