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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.


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Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 ARC Master List

My list of arcs currently not read and in possession as of Dec. 31, 2010.

Dec. 31, 2011 = 62% read

2009
1. Portobello by Ruth Rendell
2. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
3. The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
4. Etta by Gerald Kolpan
5. Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean
6. Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher
7. Saints in Limbo by River Jordan
8. Cemetery Dance by Douglas Prestan
9. The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha
10. Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw
11. Shaghai Girls by Lisa See
12. Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten
13. The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
14.The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
15. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
16. The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
17. Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton
18. Intertwined by Gina Showalter
19. Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Abalos
20. The Hollow People by Brian Keaney
21. Fire in the Sky by Jessica Gunderson
22. After the Challenger by Robert Marsh
23. Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne
24. Hamlet and Ophelia by John Marsden
25. Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black
26. Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey
27. Voices in the Dark by Catherine Banner
28. The Midnight Charter by David Whitley
29. Genesis by Bernard Beckett
30. Black Angels by Linda Beatrice Brown
31. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
32. The Blue Umbrella by Mike Mason
33. Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
34. Spellbinder by Helen Springer
35. The Gates by John Connolly
36. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
37. I am Not a Psychic by Richard Belzer
38. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not so Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell
39. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4, Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

2010:
40. The Time Pirate by Ted Bell
41. The Deadlies: Felix Takes the Stage by Kathryn Lasky
42. The Whirlwind World of Hurricanes with MaxAxiom Super Scientist by Katherine Krohn
43. The Dynamic World of Chemical Reactions with MaxAxiom Super Scientist by Agnieszka Biskup
44. Rescue in the Bermuda Triangle by Marc Tyler Nobleman
45. Escape from Pompeii by Terry Collins
46. Superman: Cosmic Bounty Hunter by Blake A Hoena
47. Wonder Woman: Rumble in the Forest by Sarah Hines Stephens
48. Batman: Mad Hatter's Movie Madness by Donald Lemke
49. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves by Matthew K. Manning
50. End Zone Thunder by Scott Ciencin
51. The Incredible Rockhead vs. Papercut by Scott Nickel
52. The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge by Patricia Duncker
53. Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi
54. Jonathan Swift's Gulliver by Martin Jenkins
55. The Whisperers by John Connoly
56. Think of a Number by John Verdon
57. Fish by Gregory Mone
58. A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott
59. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resiliance and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
60. Starcrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
61. The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
62. No Such Thing as Dragons by Philip Reeve
63. Essential Modern Classics: The Rescuers by Margery Sharp
64. Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-Weiner by Ursula Vernon
65. City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
66. The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story by Rudyard Kipling
67. Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan
68. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
69. Two Generals by Scott Chantler
70. The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
71. Peril at End House by Didier Quella-Guyot
72. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
73. Essential Modern Classics: Ballet Shoes for Anna by Noel Streatfield
74. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
75. The Action Bible
76. The Indestructable Metal Men by Paul Collicutt
77. Murder on the Robot City Express by Paul Collicutt
78. I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
79. Started Early Took my Dog For a Walk by Kate Atkinson
80. MAOH, Juvenile Remix, Vol.3 by Megumi Osuga
81. Luna Park by Kevin Baker
82. Sparrow Road by Shelia O'Connor
83. The Zabime Sisters by Aristophane
84. Agatha H
85. Incorrubtible Vol. 2 by Mark Waid
86. Virals by Kathy Reichs
87. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 3 by Kiiro Yumi
88. The Odyssey: Homer by Tim Mucci
89. A Study in Scarlet by Ian Edginton
90. The Anatomy of Ghosts by
91. Trackers 2: Shantorian by Patrick Carman
92: Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book One by Tom Sniegoski
93. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham
94. Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection edited by Matt Dembicki
95. A Lonely Death by Charles Todd
96. Deathnote: Black Edition, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
97. Red Glove by Holly Black
98. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
99. New Monster in School by Sean O'Reilly
100. A Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina
101. Genkaku Picasso, Vol. 1 by Usamaru Furuya

Books added after the beginning of the year:
102. Bubble in the Bathtub by Jo Nesbo
103. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
104. Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol by Scott McCullar
105. Jack London The Call of the Wild by Lloyd S. Wagner
106. Wildcat Fireflies by Amber Kizer
107. Bink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
108. The Hunt of the Unicorn by C.C. Humphreys
109. Tegami Bachi Letter Bee, Vol. 4 by Hiroyuki Asada
110. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 1 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
111. Genkaku Picasso, Vol. 2 by Usamaru Furuya
112. The Whicharts by Noel Streatfeild
113. Incorruptible, Vol. 3 by Mark Waid
114. Daytripper by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba
115. Missile Mouse: Rescue on Tankium3 by Jake Parker
116. The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor
117. Vermonia #4: The Rukan Prophecy by Yoyo
118. Taro and the Magic Pencil by Sango Moiromito
119. Irredeemable, Vol. 5 by Mark Waid
120. Greek Myths by Marcia Williams
121. Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull
122. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
123. Royal Rodent Rescue by John Sazaklis
124. The Fastest Pet on Earth by J.E. Bright
125. Heroes of the High Seas by J.E. Bright
126. Pooches of Power by Sarah Hines Stephens
127. Midway Monkey Madness by Sarah Hines Stephens
128. Super Hero Splash Down by Jane Mason
129. Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christine Meldrum
130. MAOH: Juvenile Remix 4 by Megumi Osuga
131. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
132. Slog's Dad by David Almond
133. Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? by Agnes Rosenstiehl
134. The Deadly Conch by Mahtab Narsimhan
135. Quiver by Holly Luhning
136. Merci Mister Dash! by Monica Kulling
137. The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
138. Mystify by Artist Arthur
139. Lewis & Clark by Nick Bertozzi
140. Travelers Along the Way: The Men and Women Who Shaped My Life by Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
141. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 4 by Kiiro Yumi
142. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 2 by Tsugumi Ohba
143. Taro and the Terror of Eats Street by Sango Morimoto
144. The Fifth Rule by Don Akers
145. How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
146. Love You More by Lisa Gardner
147. Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur by Tony Lee
148. Stink and the Ultimate Thumb Wrestling Smackdown by Megan McDonald
149. The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy
150. Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade
151. Mind Gap by Marina Cohen
152. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
153. Stones for my Father by Trilby Kent
154. Nearly Nonsense: Hojah Tales from Turkey by Rina Singh
155. Sindbad by Ludmila Zeman
156. Sindbad in the Land of Giants by Ludmila Zeman
157. Sindbad's Secret by Ludmila Zeman
158. Miracleville by
159. No Safe Haven by Kimberley Woodhouse
160. Graphic Classics, Vol. 20: Western Classics by Tom Pomplun
161. My Dad's a Birdman by David Almond
162. Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Michael Zuckoff
163. The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
164. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol 2: Riku vs. Gyuki by Hiroshi Shibashi
165. Saye: Winter on Valiku by Hasani Walker
166. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
167. Dragonbreath 4: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon
168. The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush by Howard Blum
169. Jeannie Out of the Bottle by Barbara Eden with Wendy Leigh
170. Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
171. Why Catholics are Right by Michael Coren
172. Shimmer by Alyson Noel
173. The Luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisake
174. mothers & daughters by Rae Meadows
175. The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker
176. Aquaman: Deepwater Disaster by J.E. Bright
177. In Grandma's Attic by Arletta Richardson
178. More Stories from Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
179. Tales of an African Vet by Dr. Roy Aronson
180. The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells
181. Genkaku Picasso, Vol. 3 by Usamaru Furuya
182. Tegami Bachi, Vol. 5 by Hiroyuki Asada
183. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 3 by Tsugumi Ohba
184. That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore
185. Toy Story: Toy Overboard by Jessie Blaze Snider
186. Cowboys and Aliens by Fred Van Lente
187. Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay
188. Sinking Deeper by Steve Vernon
189. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Volume 5 by Megumi Osuga
190. Cinderella, Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
191. Sleeping Beauty, Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan
192. Nick of Time by Tim Downs
193. The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths
194. Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne
195. Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison
196. True (...sort of) by Katherine Hannigan
197. Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein
198. Ocean of Blood by Darren Shan
199. Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman
200. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Eric Larson
201. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 3 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
202. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 5 by Kiiro Yumi
203. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
204. Lot's Return to Sodom by Sandra Brannan
205. Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen
206. Picasso: Soul on Fire by Rick Jacobson
207. Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis by Jo Ellen Boggart
208. The Merchant of Venice by John F. McDonald
209. Don Quixote Part 1 by Lloyd S. Wagner
210. Romeo & Juliet by John F. McDonald
211. The 3 Musketeers by Bruce Buchanan
212. The Dusk Society by Mark Jones & Sidney Williams
213. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
214. Fallen by Karin Slaughter
215. The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
216. Taro and the Carnival of Doom by Sango Morimoto
217. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba
218. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
219. Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon
220. The Flight of Dragons by Vivian French
221. In Defense of the Realm by Sanjay Deshpande
222. Photo Booth by Lewis Helfand
223. Kiss Her,Kill Her by Lisa Dewar
224. Our Daily Bread by Lauren B. Davis
225. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
226. Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace by Eric Wight
227. Defiance by Carla Jablonski
228. Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory by George O'Connor
229. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
230. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
231. Forbidden by Ted Dekker
232. Pure by Julianna Baggot
233. H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds by Ryan Foley
234. Space Race by CEL Welsh
235. Sita: Daughter of the Earth by Saraswati Nagpal
236. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol.6 by Hiroyuki Asada
237. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 4 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
238. This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel
239. The Remains of War: Surviving the Other Concentration Camps of World War II by G. Pauline Kok-Schurgers
240. Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings
241. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, vol. 6 by Megumi Osuga
242. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
243. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
244. Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel by Lisa Unger
245. The Accident: A Thriller by Linwood Barclay
246. Vermonia 5: The Warrior's Trial by Yoyo
247. Holy Women by Pope Benedict XVI
248. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
249. Inheritance by Lisa Baker
250. Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
251. Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
252. Treasures From Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson
253. Ashtown Burials #1: The Dragon's Tooth by N.D. Wilson
254. Bleeder by John J. Desjarlais
255. Viper by John J. Desjarlais
256. The Exquisite Corpse Adventure by The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
257. The Mysteries of Angkor Wat: Exploring Cambodia's Ancient Temple by Richard Sobol
258. George R.R. Martin's Fevre Dream by Daniel Abraham
259. Graphic Classics Vol. 21: Edgar Alan Poe's Tales of Mystery edited by Tom Pomplun
260. The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
261. The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan
262. Orcs: Forged for War by Stan Nicholls
263. The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
264. The Clockwork Girl by Sean O'Reilly
265. Headhunters by Jo Nesbo
267. Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen
268. Circle 9 by Anne Heltzel
269. The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
270. Tales from India: Stories of Creation and the Cosmos by Jamila Gavin
271. Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs by Marcia Williams
272. The Postmortal by Drew Magary
273. Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman
274. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 6 by Kiiro Yumi
275. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 5 by Tsugumi Ohba
276. Green Lantern: Web of Doom by Michael Anthony Steel
278. Green Lantern: Savage Sands by J.E. Bright
279. The Flash: Master of Mirrors! by Laurie S. Sutton
280. The Flash: Trickster's Bubble Trouble by Michael Dahl
281. Power at the Plate by Scott Ciencin
282. Riptide Pride by Scott Ciencin
283. The Awakening by Donald Lemke
284. Alien Snow by Michael Dahl
285. Salamander Smackdown! by John Sazaklis
286. Superpowered Pony by Sarah Hines Stephens
287. A Midsummer Night's Dream by Nel Yomtov
288. Romeo & Juliet by Martin Powell
289. Drop In by Donald Lemke
290. The Missing Mummy by Sean O'Reilly
291. Monster Beach by Sean O'Reilly
292. How Do We Know About Dinosaurs? A Fossil Mystery by Rebecca Olien
293. How Do We Stay on Earth? A Gravity Mystery by Amy S. Hansen
294. Healthy Snacks, Healthy You! by Sally Lee
295. The Incredible Vegetable Group by Marcie Aboff
296. Obama: The Historic Election of America's 44th President by Agnieszka Biskup DNR
297. Sarah Palin: Political Rebel by Nel Yomtov DNR
298. Vampires and Cells by Agnieszka Biskup
299. Aliens and Energy by Agnieszka Biskup
300. The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
301. That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1912 by Sarah Ellis
302. Deadly Voyage: RMS Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw Crossing the Atlantic, 1912 by Hugh Brewster
303. Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
304. The Downside of Being Up by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
305. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 7 by Megumi Osuga
306. The Man in the Moon by William Joyce
307. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
308. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
309. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan by Hiroshi Shiibashi
310. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
311. The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson & John Paterson
312. Burned by Thomas Enger
313. The Infernals by John Connolly
314. Around the World by Matt Phelan
315. Dreamland by Alyson Noel
316. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
317. Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
318. The Alphabet of Vietnam by Jonathan Chamberlain
319. The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women by Deborah J. Swiss
320. Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor by Tim Kehoe
321. The Shattering by Karen Healing
322. Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems
323. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
324. Straw House, Wood House, Brock House, Blow by Daniel Nayeri
325. The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock
326. First Descent by Pam Withers
327. In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up by Monica Kulling
328. The White Ballets: Swan Lake, Giselle and La Bayadere by Rajka Kupesic
329. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 6
330. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 7
331. Wicked Good by Amy Lewis Faircloth
332. Blood and Iron: Building the Railway, Lee Heen-gwong, British Columbia, 1882 by Paul Yee
333. MAOH: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 8 by Megumi Osuga
334. Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 6 by Tsugumi Ohba
335. Prisoner of Dieppe: World War II, Alistair Morrison, Occupied France, 1942 by Hugh Brewster
336. Graphic Classics: African-American Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
337. A Catholic Christmas by Kathleen M. Carroll
338. A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
339. Bound by Antonya Nelson
340. Who Cut the Cheese? by Jo Nesbo
341. The Translation of Bones by Francesca Kay
342. Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamoroll, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tsukirino
343. The Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Earley
344. The Fathomless Fire by Thomas Wharton
345. The Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill
346. Fever by Lauren DeStephano
347. Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce
348. Rebirth by Dave Longeuay
349. It's a Snap by Monica Kulling
350. Out of Slavery by Linda Granfield
351. The Green Man by Michael Bedard
352. X: 3-in-1, Vol.1 by CLAMP

3 comments:

  1. Do you intend to get a start on them in 2011?

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  2. Well i wouldn't say "get a start on" them because I'm always reading them and I intend to keep working away at them! I *want* to read every single one of them. Just so many books and only so much time...

    There are lots of graphic novels still left on the 2010 list and I'm working on those now. That will get the backlog down a bit.
    But hey! I've got all the 2007s and 2008s read by this point. LOL! I'm hoping to have all the 2009s read by year end, for sure.

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  3. Whoa! What a list, Nicola. I think I have about 1/2 that many.

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