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 10, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Last week was a bad mail week. We got hardly anything at all that wasn't junk mail! Not even bills, but can't complain about that. I'd just about give up hope that I'd receive a book at all when Friday's mail finally brought me one. But at least that brought up my stats from last week, and once again I read more ARCs than I received with 1 new ARC in and 3 ARCs read and reviewed which makes my ARC pile 2 books smaller!


  1. I'm jealous your ARC pile is getting smaller. I need a slower week so mine can get back to being manageable again.

  2. This one looks good. Congrats on making your ARC pile smaller and hopefully this will be a huge mail week for you :)

  3. I've been getting fewer ARCs on purpose. My shelves are weighed down as it is. Enjoy your new book!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. I'm really late getting around to checking out everyone's mailboxes this week! I tried to shorten my TBR pile...the mind is willing, but the soul is weak...My mailbox is here.