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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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Read Your Own Books Challenge ~ FINISHED

Here is the perfect challenge for me! There is no limit to the number of books to read either so if I go obsessive with it I won't feel like the nerd sticking out of the crowd! Dates from now to year end. Dec. 31 2011.

The Challenge is hosted by Jamie @ For the Love of... and the sign-up and rules are here.

This fits in perfectly with goal #4 on my Goals for 2011 list. I've already randomly picked a bookshelf. I decided to pick from my Juv/YA shelves to make the goal more realistic and I picked the bottom shelf on the left because I couldn't see what was on it. The shelf is in a dark spot. The shelf is double stacked with books squeezed in for maximum use of space with no order, rhyme or reason to what is shelved together, though I do try to keep series books together.

So I will include these books, any book I already own and the backlog books from my 2009 ARC list only. Books currently owned as of now from my 2010 backlog ARC list and current ARC list will not count for this challenge. Just a little incentive imposed on myself to move the older books along.

2011 Read Your Own Books Challenge (Feb. 17 - Dec. 31. 2011)

1. Toy Story: The Mysterious Stranger by Dan Jolley
x. Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel
2. The Hollow People by Briank Keaney
x. Animal Hospital by Judith Walker Hodge
3. The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn
4. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
5. Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton
6. Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey
7. Journey to America by Sonia Levitin
8. Plenty of Fish by Millicent Selsam
9. The Cay by Theodore Taylor
10. The Seventh Princess by Nick Sullivan
11. The Joy of Being a Catholic Child by Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv.
12. Assassin: The Lady Grace Mysteries #1 by Patricia Finney
13. High Flight: A Story of World War II by Linda Granfield
xx. Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel
14. The Mass for Children by Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv.
15. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
16. Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
17. Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
18. Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop
19. The Gates by John Connolly
20. Little Henry to the Rescue by Eleanor Graham
21. Genesis by Bernard Beckett
22. John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader by the Editors of TIME for Kids
23. Canadian Starters (Moose, Beaver, Emily Carr & Alexander Graham Bell) by various
24. Yokaiden, Vol. 1 by Nina Matsumoto
25. Yokaiden, Vol. 2 by Nina Matsumoto
26. The Imposter's Daughter by Laurie Sandell
27. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
28. Bone 1: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith
29. If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King by Ellen Levine
30. Bone 2: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
31. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
32. Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith
33. The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of The Little Flower by St. Therese of Lisieux
34. Hanako and the Terror of Allegory, Vol. 3 by Sakae Esuno
35. Chi's Sweet Home, vol. 2 by Konami Kanata
36. Arthur's Honey Bear by Lillian Hoban
37. Twin Spica, Vol. 2 by Kou Yaginuma
38. Batman Returns: The Penquin's Plot by Michael Teitelbaum
39. Human Body by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
40. Canada's Maple Leaf: The Story of Our Flag by Ann-Maureen Owens & Jane Yealland
41. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
42. Fables #15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham
43. Jack of Fables #8: The Fulminate Blade by Bill Willingham
44. The Boxcar Children #2: Surprise Island by Gertrude Chandler Warner
45. The Beginner's Bible illustrated by Kelly Pulley
46. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
47. The Long Walk by Stephen King as Richard Bachman
48. Mother Teresa: In My Own Words by Mother Teresa
49. Bone #4: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith
50. Bone #5: Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border by Jeff Smith
51. Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar
52. Bone #6: Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith
53. Bob and Shirley: A Tale of Two Lobsters by Harriet Ziefert
54. Everything is Grace: The Life and Way of Therese of Lisieux by Joseph F. Scmidt, FSC
55. Nola's Worlds #1: Changing Moon by Mathieu Mariolle
56. Canada, Our History: An Album Through Time by Rick Archbold
57. Nola's World #2: Ferrets and Ferreting Out by Mathieu Mariolle
58. Nola's World #3 Evem for a Dreamer Like Me by Mathieu Mariolle
59. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. by David Adler
60. Small Pig by Arnold Lobel
61. Down the Yukon by Will Hobbs
62. My First Catechism by Father Lovasik
63. Gargoyles: Monsters in Stone by Jennifer Dussling
64: Bone 7: Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith
65. Bone 8: Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith
66. Upchuck and Rotten Willy: Running Wild by Bill Wallace
67. Uncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel
68. Bone 9: Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith
69. Bone: Rose by Jeff Smith
70. Tommy O'Toole and Larry by Anna D. Cordts

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