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
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

178. Bone #6: Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith

Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Vol. 6

Pages: 118
Ages: 9+
Finished: Aug. 11, 2011
First Published: 1997 (2007 colourized edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: graphic novel, children, fantasy, humour
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

URNF! Can ya see anything, Fone Bone?

Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online retailer.

Reason for Reading: next in the series

We are right in the middle of all the action with this volume.  The battle has started and everyone steps up to the plate and shows their mettle.  Fone and Smiley are still lost in the woods from the previous book until they meet up with Thorn and continue the journey with her.  Gran'ma Ben has called everyone together at Old Man's Cave where they can put up a united stand against the rat creatures under the leadership of the Hooded One, whose identity we learn in this book.  Once again all the characters from the previous volumes are together again, some only making cameo appearances but it is a pleasure to see everyone as the heat turns up, secrets are revealed and a battle, but not the war, is won.  We are left with an uneasy something-may-be-very-wrong ending which makes me need to go buy the rest of the books.  But again I'll be taking a little break from reading so I can make the series last.

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