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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.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

September: Month End

September turned out to be a pretty lousy reading month for me. I read 7 books on my own which is ridiculous. Fortunately, the read alouds helped me to keep my head above water and bring my grand total to 15. It really has been an unusually hectic month for me and I don't know if October will be any better as my s-i-l will be visiting us but I do intended to at least try a lot harder. I'll be reading lots of graphic novels with the Cybils at least so my numbers should be good but hopefully I'll manage some novels as well as I have some great ones I want to get to this month!

Here's what I read this month. Total does not include DNF or xxx.

September: 15
160. The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein (5*****)
161. A Child's First Book of Poems illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres (4****)
162. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (4.5****)
163. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs (4****)
164. Fables: The Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham (4****)
165. O Canada! by Isabel Barclay (5*****)
DNF. The Demon's Lexicon by Sara Rees Brennan
166. If You Lived with the Sioux Indians by Ann McGovern (3***)
167. Larger Than Life: True Stories of Canadian Heroes by Janet Lunn (4****)
168. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (4****)
169. A Pioneer Story: The Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840 by Barbara Greenwood (5*****)
xxx. Recon Academy: Shadow Cell Scam by Chris Everheart
xxx. Recon Academy: Nuclear Distraction by Chris Everheart
170. The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed by Heather Vogel Frederick (5*****) (FAVOURITE Book of the Month)
171. The Drunken Forest by Gerald Durrell (3.5***)
172. The Kid Who Saved Superman by Paul Kupperberg (4****)
173. The Rapture by Liz Jensen (3***)
174. Wild West by Mike Stotter (4****)

4 comments:

  1. I hope you are more satisfied with October, but you still read a lot of good books!

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  2. You've had a great month. I love reading these warp-up posts; I find out about a lot of new books this way, and it appeals to the list-maker in me.

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  3. I think you had a great month, regardless!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  4. You're all right, I did do well. It just is a bit of a downer when the numbers don't come out the way you want them too. The books I did manage to read were all (mostly) 4s & 5s so I shouldn't have been complaining!

    This month is going to be better all around though I can feel it in the air!

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