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, September 21, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Great week for books, last week. I received 3 review books. One is for my very first Book Tour! The other two are previous read authors that I am anxious to read. Finally a 4th book arrived that I was fortunate to win over at Joystory. This is the sequel to another book I've been meaning to read and nothing like spurring you on to read a book when you have the sequel sitting there waiting to read! Stats don't work out too good this time with 3 review books in I only read one review book last week (not counting 2 kids graphic novels) that means my arc tbr pile increased by 2 books this past week.

My review copies:

The book I'll be featuring during it's Book Tour. Drop by Nov. 15th for my review!

And lucky book winner me! Thanks Joystory!

PS - Don't forget to enter my contest for The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan! It end's on the 24th!


  1. I keep seeing Going Bovine everywhere & I've always heard good things about Libba Bray. I will look forward to seeing what you think of it.

  2. I liked The Blue Star. Have a great week!

  3. Sadly, I haven't read any of these, but I love those eyes on HooDoo Sea!

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  4. I can't wait to read Going Bovine!

  5. Going Bovine is going to be an interesting read!