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, July 4, 2012

Victorian Challenge 2012 - COMPLETED

ETA - July 4. I have now read 6 books and have completed this challenge.

Laura's Review's is hosting this challenge. The Victorian Era is covered between 1837 and 1901. We can read books written during this time period, taking place during this time, or non-fiction about the people, history, culture, etc. of the time period. We can even watch movies with a Victorian theme. I pretty much read something Victorian every month so this is a good challenge for me. And the goal is to only read/watch between 2-6 Victorian items. Other than reading YS Lee's new Agency book, I'm just going to go with the flow on this one and see what comes my way. I'd like, of course, to get another Victorian true crime read, always a favourite topic of mine.


1. The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure
2. The Best Ghost Stories, 1800-1849: A Classic Ghost Anthology edited by Andrew Barger
3. The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
4. The Puppet by Eva Wiseman
5. Sacre Bleue: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore
6. The Yard by Alex Grecian

7. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
8. Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson edited by Tom Pomplin
9.The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler

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