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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Telling Tales Reading Challenge 2012 - FINISHED

ETA ~ I have finished Level 2 (read 10 books) which means I have officially completed this challenge.  I will however continue to add books read to the list below and see if I can climb higher in the rankings since the challenge doesn't end until the end of the year.

I'm always reading fairytales and mythology, whether it be the real deal or retellings or vaguely "based upons" so this is the perfect challgenge for me. This challenge is hosted by An Armchair by the Sea and runs all year. Rather than taking the space to copy all the categories down, anything goes here. Originals, retellings, graphics and even non-fiction discussing fairytales/mythology.

I'm choosing the Mix n Match category which means I can read a combination of any of the above and I will commit to Level 2 with the hopes of progressing up the levels as the year goes on:

Level 1: Read 5 books
Level 2: Read 10 books
Level 3: Read 15 books
Level 4: Read 20 books
Level 5: Read 25 books

Review Links Posted Here:
Books I've Read:

1. The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen
2. The Flint Heart: A Fairy Story by Katherine & John Paterson
3. Brundibar by Tony Kushner & Maurice Sendak
4. Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
6. The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folktale by Jane Langton
7. Rudyard Kipling's How the Camel Got Its Hump: The Graphic Novel by Louise Simonson
8. Rudyard Kipling's How the Leopard Got His Spots: The Graphic Novel by Sean Tulien
9. Tall: Great American Foltales: The Comics Anthology edited by Donald Lemke
10. Jack of Fables Vol. 9: The End by Bill Willingham
Level 2 Finished

11. Fables #16: Super Team by Bill Willingham
12. Cinderella #2: Fables are Forever by Chris Roberson
13. Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green
14. Two and Twenty Dark Tales:Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes edited by Georgia McBride.
15. Fables #17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham
Level 3 Finished

16. The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson

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