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, October 7, 2012

Sunday Salon: Oct 7, 2012

What happened since last Sunday:  It's been a fairly laid back week for me and by that I mean a homebody week.  Dh has been working swing shifts and double shifts since last weekend and doesn't come off until Tuesday so I've been playing single parent and pretty much staying close to home since the routine upset doesn't do either ds or myself well due to our autistic natures.  I did go back to the surgeon for my follow-up and everything is perfect.  The meds seem to be doing the job well.  Will stay on them for a few months.  I went to Mass every morning last week; it was such a lovely Liturgical week.  We had the feast days of St. Therese (we got to kiss relics!) on Monday, Guardian Angels on Tues, St. Francis on Thursday.  Had a lovely visit with friends and the Father on Sat. evening mass. 

I started my Christmas shopping this week!  I went out and bought dh's gift and then did a bunch online.  I'm going to try and do most of my Christmas shopping online this year, then I have a few special handmade gifts,  and I VOW to have it all done by the end of Nov.  I am NOT shopping in Dec.  This year I plan to fully enjoy the season of Advent.  It is my absolute favourite holiday of the year and last year I got a book that I plan to put into use to help us celebrate a fine Catholic Advent this year!

I didn't do much reading this week.  Funny you'd think being home I'd have read more but I ended up doing more housework. Bleck!  Tonight we plan on going out for our Thanksgiving dinner since I don't eat much and he is wants to relax for the few hours he's home before he's off to work again Mon. morning.

Now, here is what I read, blogged and watched this week.  Plus what I plan on reading next week.

What I read last week (reviews to come)(links take you to amazon.com):
CollectionThe Circus Infinitus Stories Volume 1 by Ethan Somerville (4 stories)
Graphic Novel: Fables #17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham
Memoir: Growing Up Bronx by H.A. Hargreaves
Short story: The Christmas Santa Almost Missed by Garth Williams
YA Novel: Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
Graphic Novel: Thief of Thieves, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman
Graphic Novel: Broxo by Zack Giallongo
Graphic Novel: Prophet, Vol. 1 by Brandon Graham

What we watched: We watched one of my all time favourite movies ever, "Gunga Din". {look below in what I posted}

What I posted last week (links take you to my reviews/posts):
Giveaway: Until We All Come Home by Kim de Blecourt (US/Can ends Sept. 15)
YA Novel: Dead to You by Lisa McMann
Netflix: Grown-Ups starring Adam Sandler
Discount Books: October's Kindle Book Books for $3.99 or Less
Children's Easy Reader: The True Book of Jungles by Illa Podendorf
Meme: Top 10 "Old" Books I Don't Want to Be Forgotten
Short story: "Some Kind of Piggery Jokery" by Molly Miron
DVD: Gunga Din starring Cary Grant and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Graphic Novel: Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 01 by John Wagner
Short story: Reason Seven by Barry N. Malzberg
MG Novel: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

What I plan to read this week (links will take you to amazon.com):
(since I'm reading the King chunkster I'm keeping the rest of my plans light)
Novel: Firestarter by Stephen King
Collection: Finish The Circus Infinitus Stories Volume 1 by Ethan Somerville
YA Novel: Becoming Holmes by Shane Peacock
MG Novel: Bookweirdest by Paul Gannon
MG Novel: Lost Cause by John Wilson
Graphic Novel: Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel
Graphic Novel: Sumo by Thien Pham
Magazine: Finish Somerset Studio Magazine Sept/Oct. 2012

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