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, October 11, 2010

Monday: Books in the Mail

Only two came in last week, but that's ok. Makes me feel like I'm actually making a dent in the tbr pile when I read more than came in!

From Harper Collins Canada:

The world's most powerful hero, Plutonian, has leveled entire countries and continues to systemically destroy the allies he once called friends. How can the world defend itself against a vengeful god? Volume 4 presents the stunning resolution to the series' explosive first year. Get all four volumes of this Eisner Award-nominated series and see why Irredeemable was named one of 2009's best comic book debuts!

From Simon & Schuster Canada:

In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.
In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in “Jessie’s Girl,” sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than 17 million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and 12 million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to General Hospital to swoon over his portrayal of the handsome Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind his success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrob and his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber, and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity.

In Late, Late at Night, the memoir his millions of fans have been waiting for, Rick takes readers inside the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. By turns winningly funny and heartbreakingly sad, every page resonates with Rick’s witty, wry, self-deprecating, brutally honest voice. On one level, he reveals the inside story of his ride to the top of the entertainment world. On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out at the absolute peak of fame. Having finally found a more stable equilibrium, Rick’s story is ultimately a positive one, deeply informed by his passion for creative expression through his music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.


  1. I had no idea that Rick Springfield suffered from depression. It sounds like a revealing read.

  2. I didn't know Rick Springfield wrote a book. I'll watch for your review!

  3. I loved Rick Springfield during the '80s! But, I wish they had picked a different picture for the cover, not sure why I don't like this one...! :( Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

  4. Stopping by from She Reads and Reads' post for Mailbox Monday.

    Have a great week.

    Stop by my blog if you like.


    Enjoy your books.

  5. I'll bet the Rick Springfield book is good. Enjoy!!

  6. Had no idea he authored a book.

  7. The Rick Springfield books looks really good. He was one of my faves when I was younger. Thanks for sharing this one, as I would have never known about this book. My recent read is a really great story called, "The Sobering Truth," by Dr. Jeff Herten, which includes the author's personal struggle and sobriety. I found it to be a highly engaging read that combines medical knowledge with case studies.