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, July 20, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

First of all, I'm changing the name of my Monday postings since I don't always get just arcs. Last week was kind to me. A few arcs, a bookmooch and I won a book! 3 new ARCs in and last week I read and reviewed 2 so that means only 1 extra added to the pile (and I actually have one here read but not reviewed yet, so I'm feeling even, though not quite technically LOL). Soooo, still moving along nicely and if not making mt. arc any smaller, certainly not letting it get much bigger over the last couple of months. Feeling good about that!

The ARCs:

A Bookmooch:

And I won this book from the author! Signed! The first in a new paranormal series.


  1. Enjoy your new books! My Mailbox post is here.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. looks like you got some great books. happy reading

  3. I have Intertwined and My Soul To Take in my TBR pile...I can't wait to get to them!

  4. Crush looks good...creepy, but good! That's a terrific stack o'books. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews. Happy reading!