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 31, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Last week saw the arrival of 4 Review Copies in my mailbox and I have to say I am extremely excited to read each and every one of these. I read 3 Review Copies last week making my ARC pile only 1 book larger. Plus I actually have 2 ARCs I'm going to finish today so it's been a good week.

I also received a book on Friday that I'm going to keep a surprise as it is kind of a part of a secret I will be revealing in October, or hopefully near the end of Sept.

The Books:


  1. Secret? Now you've made me extremely curious!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. Darn! I need to learn how to stay on top of my ARC pile from you. You rock!

  3. Okay, how did you snag the Reichs ARC? I'm so jealous. I love her so much that I bought her (very expensive hardcover) new book - just like I've bought all her others. An ARC of 206 BONES would have been so nice. Ah, well - I hope you enjoy it!