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, August 3, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Last week saw a good number of books arriving on my doorstep. Some Review Copies from publishers and I actually bought some books from Chapters online. Not such a good week for my reading arcs though. Somehow I only managed to read 1 arc which means my summer run of reading more arcs than I receive is over, or perhaps this is only a speed bump. I guess next week will tell. So..... last week I read and reviewed 1 arc and received 6 making the arc tbr pile 5 books larger!

These are the books I purchased. You'll notice a theme, these are for my further proposed Catholic reading I mentioned in an earlier post.


  1. I've nearly picked up the Idiot's Guide to the Catholic Catechism a few times. I can't wait to see what you think of it!


  2. Yikes, I never thought to consider the size of my pile with regards to what I read and how many replace it. Ummm...I think it overwhelms me, so I just won't think about it!

    You got some great looking reads this week.You can see my Mailbox here!

  3. Wow you got some really great books this week. Can't wait to see what you think about a lot of them. Enjoy.

  4. Yeah I have that problem. I read one or two books a week and receive 5-6.

  5. What a great selection of books. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  6. I recently bought the Father Brown mysteries by Chesterton. Looking forward to reading them, but when? I look forward to reading your thoughts about that book.

  7. that's a wide variety...some of those look like they are going to be fantastic.

    happy reading.