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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Another list that makes me think!  This time our list is to name the top ten "old" books we do not wish to ever be forgotten.  It's been a long day so I don't know if I'll make it to ten and again I'm just going off the top of my head so these are the best I can think of *right now*.

1. Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
2. The Good Earth trilogy by Pearl S. Buck
3. Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy
5. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
6. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
7. The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton
8. The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings
9. The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
10. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren

That was easier than I thought!!


  1. The Good Earth is on my list, too. Great picks, and thanks for sharing!

  2. Aww, Make Way For Ducklings! Although I have to say my favorite duck-related children's book is The Story About Ping. :)

  3. Oh, I love The Story about Ping too! That can be #11 :-)