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.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

141. Bone: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith

The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Vol. 2

Pages: 132
Ages: 9+
Finished: June 14, 2011
First Published: 1992, 1993 (2005, colourized edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: children, graphic novel, humour, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

The Spring Fair! Don’t you just love it, Fone Bone?

Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online retailer

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

The story continues on from Vol. 1 with everyone arriving at the anticipated spring fair. Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone put their plan into action to scam the townspeople and Gran’ma Ben is ready to take on the cows in the annual cow race. Of course all sorts of shenanigans happen and nothing works out the way it should, well except for Gran’ma Ben. Thorn is having strange dreams about the past and the Rat Creatures are after Phoney Bone but with orders to kill the other two, if necessary. Not a lot to say except I’m loving the story and the characters. Fone Bone is still my favourite and his crush on Thorn is cute, though I haven’t taken to her yet. I much prefer Gran’ma Ben as main female lead at this point. Looking forward to Vol. 3, then I will have to decide whether to buy the next volumes, as well, or start using the library.


  1. Yay! Glad you enjoyed this one, too. :)

  2. Yep, loving them! I need to read #4 now, but I haven't decided whether to buy or go to the library (due to cash flow issues). I'm leaning towards buying though, my shopping cart's already filled, because I'm sure my son will love them too.

  3. I want to read Bones.Its been on my to read list since a very long time now