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.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Poll: Pick My October Random Read For Me

I have a handful of ARCs leftover from 2008 and I want them read by the end of this year so I thought I'd use those for my Random Reading challenge for a while but instead of using random.org to pick the title this month I thought I'd let YOU pick which one I read. So please don't be shy and enter your vote of which of these books you think I should read next month. Poll will close on Oct. 3. Are you just surfing by on your way somewhere else? Take a sec. and add your vote too, please. All you lurkers, come on out, put in your vote too! The more votes, the more fun this will be! Voting is on my side bar.


  1. I've read 3 of Miriam Toews' books, and really loved them. And she's Canadian, to boot!
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  2. I haven't heard of even one of those books you've listed. So no recommendations from me on which one to read first. Good luck with that decision!