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, January 1, 2010

Random Reading Challenge

Using random.org to choose a book from all last years arcs sitting in piles on my bedroom floor. I'm entering the numbers 1-50 and my random read for January will be ...... #24

#24 ............................. Innocent War by Susan Violante

Good, I've been looking forward to this one *and* it's a shorty too! Less than 200 pgs.


  1. What a great idea! I really should do something like that. Happy New Year!

  2. Well, it's an official challenge and runs until July so you can still join up. Here's the link http://www.caribousmom.com/2009/08/01/random-reading-challenge-links-to-reviews/

    I think I'll continue to do it even after the challenge ends though because it's pretty fun to have that surprise read each month!

  3. Thank you for the province correction. I awoke to US residents entering the one for residents outside of the US & Canada. I haven't had my coffee yet! ;) I do have Amazon.ca account and I think I can give a certificate from that account. I'm not sure. That's why I didn't want to say it.