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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Graphic Novel Challenge Completed

With my last post I have officially received my Doctorate in Graphic Novology. This Challenge has its own blog where you can go for all sorts of inspiration if your looking for graphic novels to read. I intend to keep posting over there even though I'm officially a PhD. It's just such a great resource and if the challenge is on next year, I'll be there "with bells on" as my mother used to say.

Here's my list of 24 GN's read.

1. Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography by Chester Brown
2. The Amazing Spiderman: Coming Home by J. Michael Straczynski
3. Laika by Nick Abadzis
4. The Case of Madeleine Smith by Rick Geary
5. The Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski
6. The Saga of the Bloody Benders by Rick Geary
7. Legends in Exile
8. Until the Stars Turn Cold by J. Michael Straczynski
9. Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon
10. The Life & Death of Spiders by J. Michael Straczynski
11. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon & Dean Hale
12. Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
13. Unintended Consequences by J. Michael Stracsynski
14. Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe edited by Tom Pomplun
15. Serenity: Better Days by Joss Whedon
16. Happy Birthday by J. Michael Straczynski
17. The Book of Ezekiel by J. Michael Straczynski
18. Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
19. The Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Past by J. Michael Straczynski
20. Graphic Classics: Arthur Conan Doyle edited by Tom Pomplun
21. Watchmen by Alan Moore
22. Science Fiction Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
23. The Lindbergh Child by Rick Geary
24. March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham


  1. Congrats on finishing this challenge.

  2. Wow you did an awesome job! Shall we call you Dr Nicola now?!? You have a great list and I have a few on there to read/already read myself. I have only read 5 for this challenge so far and am aiming for 24 although I only signed up for 12. Must crack on with it. Congrats again.

  3. Thanks guys!

    Haha Rhinoa. Yep, thats me Dr. Nicola, PhD, G.N. LOL!!