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, November 9, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

Last week I started to feel like a bookstore or something with the rate of frequency and quantity of books that arrived in my mailbox! They came from a variety of sources and are not all review books though the majority of them are. Why the sudden influx of books? Cybils review copies!! A big thank you goes out to all the publishers who are supplying review copies for the Cybils panelists and judges. Plus I mooched a couple of books and won a book as well. Sorry, no pictures or descriptions today or it would take me all morning to write and format this post. Now on to the books!

ARCs and Review Copies

Spellbinder by Helen Stringer with a cool 3D bookmark (from Macmillan)
Claim to Faim by Margaret Peterson Haddix (from Simon & Schuster Canada)
The Gates by John Connolly (from Simon & Schuster Canada)
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (from Simon & Schuster Canada)
I am Not a Psychic by Richard Belzer (from Simon & Schuster Canada)
Irredeemable Vol. 1 by Mark Waid (from Harper Collins Canada)
The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (from Penguin Canada)

Cybils Review Copies
Hatter M: Mad with Wonder by Frank Beddor (from Automatic Pictures)
The 3-2-3 Detective Agency by Fiona Robinson (from Hatchette Book Group)
Binky The Space Cat by Ashley Spires (from Kids Can Press)

Books I Won
Cold Pursuit by Carla Neggers (signed!) (from the author)

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton


  1. Wowsa -- congrats on all the goodies!

    I have Spellbinder too & it looks like a fun read.

  2. You had a great week! I actually had the opportunity to hear Rick Yancey speak about his book and it sounds fascinating!

  3. Wow, great mailbox week for you - enjoy!

  4. You had a wonderful week! And a signed book to boot! Enjoy them all!

  5. Great list of books. Happy reading.