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 27, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Last week was very productive for me. My mailbox saw only a little action, but wonderful gifts did it bring. One Review Copy, the sequel to a book I read a while ago and am really looking forward to and I won (yeah!) a book; one I've been coveting since the good reviews started pouring with its arc release late last year.

So only 1 book gets added to my ARC pile and I read and reviewed 4 ARCs last week which means my pile is actually 3 books smaller. I think I'm having a productive summer with my ARCs. One of those ARCs I read was actually from the small pile of backlog from 2008 that I haven't got to yet. Yeah me! I think it's time to look at stats again. Last time I did this I had read 58% of my ARCs which was up 6% from the last count. OK let's do the math. Woohoo! I've now read 63% of the ARCs in my possession for this year making that an increase of 5%. To see the ever growing yet continually shrinking mighty ARC tbr list take a look for yourself.

The Review Copy from Random House Canada which hits the stores tomorrow:

And I was delighted to win this hardcover book over at Stone Soup. Thanks Katrina!


  1. I really enjoyed Little Giant of Aberdeen County--hope you do too!

  2. great books enjoy and happy reading!

  3. Oh they both look like good reads, I hope you enjoy them! And congrats on your win. :)

  4. Enjoy them both. I've seen many good reviews for Little Giant.

  5. Trish - That's good to hear. I'm looking forward to it.

    Jessica - Thanks!

    Mary - Thanks. I don't think I've seen a bad review of it yet!

  6. ha! i love the covers! cute! happy reading!

  7. I loved Little Giant. You're in for a treat.

    Diary of an Eccentric