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.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Random Challenge Pick of the Month

Well, my last post shows that my Random Challenge pick for this month did not prove to be a winner so I've had to go over to random.org and select a new book for this month (which I did last night). The book it chose for me was:

#78. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

And, I'm happy to report that I started it last night and it has me hooked already! Plus since this is a thriller involving a mass murder it too will qualify for the RIP challenge so it's a great pick! I've been wanting to read this one too, just never got around to squeezing it in.

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  1. She writes distinctly disturbed people better than most authors. This is another one in that 'disturbing but good' category. I liked her first book (Sharp Objects) a bit better, but this one was good too. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it. Have you read Sharp Objects?

  2. No, I haven't read Sharp Objects but looks like I'm going to have to go back and read that one now too!