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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, October 20, 2013

7th Annual Canadian Challenge - FINISHED



Time for me to officially recognize that I'm in the 7th Annual Canadian Challenge, now that I've read my first book!  I just love the logo this year!  Rules are the same as usual but I'll briefly put them as points.

Runs July 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2014
sign-ups/rules here
Books by Canadian authors, set in Canada or about Canada count
Read 13 books, but more is welcome.
Monthly post your status.

Post reviews here.

My list of books read:

1. Thieves & Kings, Vol. 6: Apprentices, Part One by Mark Oakley
2. Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray* (CDN) & Elizabeth Gundy
3. A Journey Through History: A Guide to the Niagara Parkway from Chippawa to Black Creek by Paul Krueger
4. Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
5. A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
6. The Accident by Linwood Barclay
7. Sleeping Funny, stories by Miranda Hill
8. Lost Cause by John Wilson
9. A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse by Frank Viva
10. The Hypnotists by Gordon Kormon
11. MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
12. Between Heaven and Hell by Eric Waters
13. An Unkindness of Ravens by J.Torres & Faith Erin Hicks
DONE (October 20, 2013)

And More
14. Binky: License to Scratch by Ashley Spires
15. Close to the Heel by Norah McClintock
16. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
17. Making Contact! Marconi Goes Wireless by Monica Kulling
18. Who I'm Not by Ted Staunton
19. The Great Houdini by Monica Kulling
20. Ink Me by Richard Scrimger
21. The Last of Us: American Dreams by Faith Erin Hicks
22. Matthew and the Midnight Firefighter by Allan Morgan/illus Michael Martchenko
23. Jump Cut by Ted Staunton
24. The Future of Catholicism by Michael Coren
25. Devil's Pass by Sigmund Brouwer
26. Justice League Dark (New 52), Vol. 2: The Books of Magic by Jeff Lemire
27. Justice League Dark (New 52), Vol. 3: The Death of Magic by Jeff Lemire
28. Essex County 1: Tales From the Farm by Jeff Lemire
29. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
30. Last Message by Shane Peacock
31. Secrets Underground: North America's Buried Past by Elizabeth MacLeod
32. The Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling
33. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
34. Ghost Stories by Jeff Lemire
35. Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
36. Essex County Vol. 3: The Country Nurse by Jeff Lemire
37. Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
38. Social Smarts Privacy the Internet and You by Mark Slutsky
39. The Cage by Martin Vaughn-James; Introduction by Seth
40. Batman Adventures, Volume 1: Rogues' Gallery by Ty Templeton, et al
41. Batman Adventures Vol. 2: Shadows and Masks  by Ty Templeton, et al






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