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 30, 2009

Monday: Books in the Mail

I'm short on time today so just a list for you to peruse this time around. Things have slowed down to a reasonable mailbox load last week. I received a few more Cybils plus a regular review copy (even though it too is a GN!) and I won an ARC.

Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott (from Eureka Productions)

Shades of GreyARC by Jasper Forde (won from Penguin Book Club.ca)


Black is for Beginnings by Laurie faria Stolarz
Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Courtney Crumrin's Monstrous Holiday by Ted Naifeh (already reviewed here)

For those wondering, I'll be continuing with the graphic novel reviews for a while yet. I do see an end in sight. I'm almost finished with the books I have on hand then I'm just waiting for the last ILL's to trickle in. Our deadline for a shortlist is the end of the December but I do hope to be reading a few novels over December as well :-)


  1. Congrats on the variety of books. Happy reading.

  2. Oh, I bet Shades of Grey is great! Enjoy!

  3. Re: graphic classics - is it all Louisa May Alcott or just one book in particular? I'm intrigued : )

  4. Mary - The graphic classics is Little Women plus a few of her short stories. Click on the link I provided and it will show you the whole contents and sample pages!