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, December 30, 2012

2013 TBR Pile Challenge

This challenge will hopefully help me to accomplish my other challenges :-)  I don't usually do challenges where you have to make a read-from list, but I'm going to pick from my Random Bookshelf Project and books already on my bedside table; those are books I intend to read anyway.

Rules: sign up here
must make list of 12 +2 alternates in case of DNFs
books must not be re-reads
must be copyright pre-2012
post links here

UPDATED DEC. 2013: Miserable failure.  Barely made a dent on this challenge :-(

My list:

1. Cezanne Pinto, A Memoir by Mary Stolz (1994)
2. The Weather Witch by Paul Stewart (1989)
3. Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady (1964)
4. The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Sparks (1963)
5. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (2000)
6. Death Note: Another Note, The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisioisin (2006)
7. Lizard Music by D. Manus Pinkwater (1976)
8. The Circus is Coming by Noel Streetfeild (1938)
9. Ballet Shoes for Anna by Noel Streetfeild (1972)
10. The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson (1962)
11. The Swamp Robber by Paul Hutchens (1940; revised 1997)
12. The Legend of Tarik by Walter Dean Myers (1981)

+2 alternates
1. As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason (2009)
2. Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black (2009)

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge - best of luck!