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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

144. Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith

The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Vol. 3

Pages: 132
Ages: 9+
Finished: June 20, 2011
First Published: 1994, 1995 (2006, colourized edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: children, graphic novel, humour, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:
High aloft in th' cross-trees was that mad Tashtego!
Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online retailer

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Vol. 3 starts off with Fone Bone and Thorn having strange dreams and Phoney and Smiley settling down to life at the farm.  Soon enough the latter two are taken back to the village to work off their debt to Lucius.  The rat creatures are out after everybody as each party gets caught in a rain storm.  Then Gran'ma Ben finally tells Thorn the real story of Thorn's life so far, the mysteries of her dreams and she is stunned.  This is a major turning point in the plot giving the story a new direction and mission.  Lots of laughs to be had here, as well as tons of action.  Rat creature attacks and the return of the red (orange) dragon.  (Love that guy!)  Another funny, exciting adventure in the Bone series that has me clamouring for Vol. 4.


  1. You seem to be enjoying these. You are flying through them. :)

  2. You got it! And I did press the magic button and ordered the next several books. I'm going to slow down a bit now and use them as a treat for myself plus I still have two Fables/JOF books to get caught up with too!