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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Catholic, with Asperger's, who reads and writes as her obsession. These are the ramblings of the books I read.

I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to mystery thrillers, Catholic theology, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction & Victorian fiction and non-fiction, but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that, both fiction and non-fiction. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.

I also tend to post a lot of reviews of juvenile/teen books, with a nod towards what parents can expect to find that might or might not be objectionable.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 ARC Reading Challenge - COMPLETED

Once again Teddy is hosting the ARC challenge and though I intend on doing more reading of my own books this year that's not going to stop me reading the ARCs that do come in and I'll still be reading from Mt. ARC as well.  Rules are same as usual and I'll be joining the top level of Platinum of 35+ books.  As usual I am self-imposing a 100 pg minimum on the books I include in this challenge.

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1. Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors by Ann Rule
2. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me by Ellen Forney
3. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 12 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
4. Judge Dredd: The Garth Ennis Collection
5. Captain Awesome and the New Kid by Stan Kirby
6. Questions of Life ? by Nicky Gumbel
7. Rally Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad
8. Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount
9. Speaking From Amongst the Bones by Alan Bradley
10. Justice League, Vol. 2: The Villain's Journey by Geoff Johns
11. The Starry Window by Patricia Bow
12. Oddkins: A Fable For All Ages by Dean Koontz
13. Alabaster: Wolves by Catilan R. Kiernan
14. The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo
15.The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
16. Shining Agnes by Sara Banerji
17. A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
18. That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore
19. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey
20. Iscariot: A Novel of Judas by Tosca Lee
21. Curses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen
22. Night's Child by Maureen Jennings
23. Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation by Lou Scheimer with Andy Mangels
24. The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher
25. Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book Three by Tom Sniegoski
26. Graphic Classics, Vol. 24: Native American Classics edited by Tom Pomplun
27. Legends From China: Three Kingdoms, Vol. 3: To Pledge Allegiance by Wei Dong Chen
28. Jerusalem: The Story of a City and a Family by Boaz Yakin
29. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Vol. 12 by Hiroyuki Asada
30. Mind MGMT, Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt
31. Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart
32. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 13 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
33. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
34. Barrage, Vol. 1 by Kouhei Horikoshi
35. Picturing Disability: Beggar, Freak, Citizen & Other Photographic Rhetoric by Robert Bogdan
Finished Platinum Level

And Plus:
36. The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
37. The Great Successor: A Political Cartoon by Ha Tae Keung.
38. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay
39. Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men by Steve Niles & Eric Powell
40. Fever by Lauren DeStefano
41. Barrage Vol. 2 by Kouhei Horikoshi
42. Sever by Lauren DeStefano
43. Chickenhare by Chris Grine
44. Island of Silence by Lisa McMann
45. Judge Dredd: Origins by John Wagner
46. Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy
47. Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt
48. The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
49. Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi
50. Crash by Lisa McMann
51. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Sleepy Hollow by Dick Wickline
52. Doll Bones by Holly Black
53. Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
54. Poseidon and the Sea of Fury by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
55. Hades and the Helm of Darkness by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
56. Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church by Scott Hahn
57. Wonderland, Vol. 2 by Raven Gregory
58. The Un-Rest Cure and Other Stories by Saki
59. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks
60. Waking Up In Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again. by Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski
61. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, V13 by Hiroyuki Asada
62. Zebrafish: SPF 40 by Sharon Emerson
63. Who Is AC? by Hope Larson
64. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan V14 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
65. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan V15 by Hiiroshi Shiibashi
66. Precocia by Dale E. Basye
67. Notes from a Coma by Mike McCormack
68. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 9 by Kiiro Yumi
69. Tiger & Bunny Vol. 1 by Mizuki Sakakibara
70. American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1960s, 1960-1964 by John Wells
71. Pepita: Inoue meets Gaudi by Takehiko Inoue
72. White Shanghai by Elvira Baryakina
73. Redemption by Jussi Adler-Olsen
74. Persia Blues Vol. 1 by Dara Naraghi
75. The Truth is Out There Vol. 1: Brendan & Erc in Exile by Amadeus
76. Bluffton: My Summer with Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan
7. Capote in Kansas by Ande Parks
78. Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1, Vol. 2 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
79. The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler
80. Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1, Vol. 3 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
81. Sunny Vol. 1 by Taiyo Matsumoto
82. Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
83. Wars in Toyland by Joe Harris
84. Captain Awesome Takes a Dive by Stan Kirby
85. Captain Awesome, Soccer Star  by Stan Kirby
86. Hooey Higgins and the Shark by Steve Voake
87. A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel by Joseph Joffo
88. Mr. Monk Helps Himself by Hy Conrad
89. Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell
90. A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
91. The Reason for Dragons by Chris Northrop
92. The Accident by Linwood Barclay
93. Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn
94. Dragonball 3-in-1 (1-2-3) by Akira Toriyama
95. Sleeping Funny: stories by Miranda Hill
96. Children of the Sea Vol. 5 by Daisuke Igarashi
97. Asylum by Madeleine Roux
98. Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre by Darwyn Cooke
99. The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
100. Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan by J. Michael Straczynski
101. Lost Cause by John Wilson
102. Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair by Len Wein
103. We'll Meet Again: Deathbed Visions - Who You Meet When You Die by Colm Keane
104. The Returned by Jason Mott
105. A Distant Soil: The Gathering by Colleen Doran
106. Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire by Joan Holub
107. Let Him Go by Larry Watson
108. The Hypnotists by Gordon Kormon
109. Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
110. A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Their Little Houses by Susan Wittig Albert
111. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
112. Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 2 art by Mizuki Sakakibara
113. Library Wars, Vol. 10 by Kiiro Yumi
114. Tegami Bachi, Vol. 14 by Hiroyuki Asada
115. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 16 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
116. How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
117. Neon Genesis Evangelion (3-in-1) Vol. 4 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
118. Joe Victim by Paul Cleave
119. The Masks, Vol. 1 by Chris Roberson
120. Unseen by Karin Slaughter
121. The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten
122. Police by Jo Nesbo
123. The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell
124. The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox by Gemini Adams **
125. Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano **
126. Uzumaki:  The Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito
127. Who I'm Not by Ted Staunton