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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, September 30, 2012

Sunday Salon: Sept. 30, 2012


What happened since last Sunday: My health is much better, in fact I feel fantastic.  The medication is working wonderfully and I am finally pain-free, (really the first time since the summer).  Needless to say I feel like a million bucks and I finally updated my weightloss blog with my 100lb post.  I've actually lost 102 lbs as of last Monday (watch the ticker at the top of this blog to see if it changes with tomorrow's weigh-in) and I posted with pictures of my before and after.  Wow!  I can hardly believe it.  Please go over and help me celebrate!

My best friend came back late Thursday night from a 2-week trip to Ireland.  She went with the church on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Patrick.  So it was fantastic to talk to her on the phone and meet up with her on Sat. eve mass.  Looking forward to a get-together to hear all about the trip and see all her souvenirs and photos.  I bought a gorgeous pair of black pumps with tiny gold studs on the toe at Sears for their "Sears Day" sale for $20, regular price $69.99 (I'm turning into such a shoe whore).  Ds is at respite this weekend and as usual it was WWIII getting him there, well I guess by this time we are up to WWVII.  You all know he's autistic and what a fuss we have getting him there.  He does not like leaving home and it is very hard on everyone but as soon as we get him there (dad and I are bruised, ds is red in the face and swollen from crying, typical meltdown after effects) ... as soon as we get him there he walks in says hi to a leader, chats with someone, laughs and couldn't care less when we leave!  

So after that ds and I went out for dinner, fish and chips.  Then off to the book shop and a coffee.  I bought the latest issue of The Strand.  I'm thinking of subscribing, so taking a serious look at this month's issue.

Now on to books & blogging!

What I read last week (reviews to come)(links take you to amazon.com):
This was such a sloooow reading week for me!!
Manga: Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Wisdom (3) by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Short story: "The Return" by Edith Reveley
YA Novel: Far North by Will Hobbs
Novel: Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Short story:"We are the Fine Musicians" by Paul Darcy Boyles
Short story: "The Coat by Emma Golden
CollectionThe Circus Infinitus Stories Volume 1 by Ethan Somerville (2 stories)

What we watched:  We watched the DVD Ewoks: Caravan of Courage and watched a couple more episodes of the Batman cartoon we are watching on DVD.  Last night Dh and I watched Grown-Ups with Adam Sandler.

What I posted last week (links take you to my reviews/posts):
Graphic Novel: Bucko by Jeff Parker
Graphic Novel: The Iron Spirit by Steve Niles
Picture Book: Peg and the Whale by Kenneth Oppel
Juvenile Book: Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery (#20) by David A. Adler
Novel: A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

What I plan to read this week (links will take you to amazon.com)
Graphic Novel: Thief of Thieves, Vol. 1: I Quit by Robert Kirkman
Memoir: Growing Up Bronx by H.A. Hargreaves
Graphic Novel: Fables #17: Inherit the Wind (finished it last night)
YA Novel: Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
Novel: Firestarter by Stephen King
Graphic Novel: Broxo by Zack Giallongo
Collection: The Circus Infinitus Stories Volume 1 by Ethan Somerville

2 comments:

  1. Enjoy your week! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Congrats on the weight loss!

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  2. Amazing! One hundred pounds! Good for you. You've accomplished something very wonderful.

    Here's my ¡Olé! ¡Vamos a Bloggiesta!

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