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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.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Canadian Book Challenge 5 - COMPLETED

I finished my original 13 books for this challenge, so am moving it over to the completed challenges.  I will however continue to add to this list as the official finish date is not until June 30, 2012.  My 13 challenge books are listed below with the extras noted underneath.

The rules are the same as always: read 13 books by June 30th, 2012. Over 13 is fine. Use your own definition of Canadian Author or Canadian Book.  The Challenge is hosted as ever by the brilliant book host, John Mutford, over at Book Mine Set. Here is my list starting July 1st, 2011.

Canadian Book Challenge 5
1. Canada's Maple Leaf: The Story of Our Flag by Ann-Maureen Owens & Jane Yealland
2. Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis by Jo Ellen Bogart
3. Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
4. Bone Beds of the Badlands by Shane Peacock
5. The Color of Lightning by Paulete Jilles
6. Sinking Deeper or My Questionable (Possible Heroic) Decision to Invent a Sea Monster by Steve Vernon
7. Canada, Our History: An Album Through Time by Rick Archbold
8. Monster in the Mountains by Shane Peacock
9. The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan
10. The Clockwork Girl by Sean O'Reilly* & Kevin Hanna
11. The Blue Umbrella by Mike Mason
12. The Remains of War: Surviving the Other Concentration Camps of World War II by G. Pauline Kok-Schurgers
13. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

EXTRA:
14. First Descent by Pam Withers
DNF. Our Daily Bread by Lauren B. Davis
15. The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock
16. In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up by Monica Kulling
17. The White Ballets: Swan Lake, Giselle, and La Bayadere by Rajka Kupesic
18. That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1912 by Sarah Ellis
19. Blood and Iron: Building the Railway, Lee Heen-gwong, British Columbia, 1882 by Paul Yee
20. Deadly Voyage: RMS Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw, Crossing the Atlantic, 1912 by Hugh Brewster
21. Prisoner of Dieppe: World War II, Alistair Morrison, Occupied France, 1942 by Hugh Brewster
22. Dragon Seer's Gift by Janet McNaughton
23. 50 Underwear Questions: A Bare-All History by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
24. The Fathomless Fire by Thomas Wharton
25. It's A Snap! George Eastman's First Photograph by Monica Kulling
26. Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace by Linda Granfield
27. Jellaby by Kean Soo
28. Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 by John Wilson
29. Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
30. Monster Beach by Sean O'Reilly
31. The Missing Mummy by Seaon O'Reilly
32. Prisoners in the Promised Land by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
33. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
34. Brothers Far From Home by Jean Little
35. Silver Threads by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
36. Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks
37. One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Godwin
38. Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
39. The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
40. Heresy: Ten Lies hey Spread About Christianity by Michel Coren
41. Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
42. Behind Enemy Lines by Carol Matas
43. Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1941 by Susan Aihoshi
44. Hyena in Petticoats: The Story of Suffragette Nellie McClung by Willow Dawson
45. Lone Hawk: The Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop by John Lang
46. Man Overboard! by Curtis Parkinson
47. Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers
48. The Puppet by Eva Wiseman
49. The Long March Home bybZoe S. Roy


*Sean O'Reilly is Canadian

4 comments:

  1. Peter Nimble is a great fantasy. I wouldn't be surprised to see it on award lists!

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  2. Thanks for choosing SINKING DEEPER. I hope you dig the read.

    Steve

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  3. I loved it Steve! I thought it was hilarious!

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