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, April 5, 2010

Monday: Books in the Mail

The books keep rolling in. I'm strapped for time today so will just post a list. This will be my last books in the mail post until May as I will be visiting my family in Calgary for the month of April. But I'll still be reading lots and posting my reviews as I go out there twice a year for my health, to take it easy and basically do nothing. So I get lots of reading time. I pack a few clothes, toiletries and then fill my suitcases and carry on luggage full of books and I'm ready!

For Review:
The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon by David Almond
Potter's Field by Mark Waid
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson
In the Fabled East by Adam Lewis Schroeder
Lamb Bright Saviors by Robert Vivian
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo

From Marcia at The Printed Page
Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo


  1. Great list! Love the cover for the last title (I clicked the link) - made me laugh :D

  2. Nice assortment of books -- hope you enjoy them!

  3. You received a lot of good books. I have seen another mailbox with The Passage. I hear it's a good book.


  4. Looks like you got some great books...happy reading.

  5. You really know how to pack a suitcase. Enjoy your trip home and reading your new books.

  6. You got a great assortment of books. I hope you enjoy them all.

  7. Nice haul of books. I hope that you will enjoy them.