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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

2014 ARC Reading Challenge - FINISHED


I join Teddy's ARC challenge every year since I read so many of the darn things.  I have a self-imposed rule that I only include books with 100+ pages and Teddy has adjusted the levels a bit this year but I'm still joining the last level as usual. For more information and to sign up go here.

I will be joining the top level and listing my books below:

Post reviews here.

Jan.1-Dec. 31 (2014) Goal: 40 books
Level Platinum: Read 40 or more ARCS
1. Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny by Nick Nicholson, M.D
2. Button Man: Get Harry Ex by John Wagner
5. Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 06 by John Wagner & Allan Grant
6. Magi Vol. 3 by Shinobu Ohtaka
7. The Future of Catholicism by Michael Coren
8. The Sandman and the War of Dreams by William Joyce
9. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 18 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
10. Dragon Ball (3-in-1), Vol. 3 by Akira Toriyama
11. Vinland Saga Book Two by Makoto Yukimura  
14. Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth 02 by Gerry Finley-Day
15. Ballet Shoes for Anna by Noel Streatfeild
16. Bleach (3-in-1) Vol. 19-20-21 by Tite Kubo 
18. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, V19 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
20. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
22. Magi, Volume 4 by Shinobu Ohtaka
23. Tiger & Bunny 4 by Mizuki Sakakibara
24. Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 1 by Jinsei Kataoka
25. Mr. Puzzle Super Collection! by Chris Eliopoulos
26. The Seven Deadly Sins 1 by Nakaba Suzuki
27. Dragonball (3-in-1) Vol. 10-11-12 by Akira Toriyama
28. Paradise by Toni Morrison
29. 9000 Miles of Fatherhood by Kirk Millson 
30. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 20 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
31. Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
34. Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 2 by Jinsei Kataoka
35. The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
36. Sunny, Vol. 3 by Taiyo Matsumoto
39. Sweet Rein, Vol. 2 by Sakura Tsukuba

And More
41. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 5 by Ohtaka Shinobu
42. Monster Soul Vol. 1 by Hiro Mashima
43. Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 2 by Arina Tanemura
44. Banzai Battalion: Just Another Bug Hunt by John Wagner & Alan Grant
46. Whisper by Chris Struyk-Bonn
48. Gangsta, Vol. 2 by Kohske   JUNE
49. The Son by Jo Nesbo
51. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
52. The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate De Goldi
53. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
55. Millennium Snow, Vol. 3 by Bisco Hatori        JULY
57. Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi
58. UQ Holder 2 by Ken Akamatsu
59. The Seven Deadly Sins 3 by Nakaba Suzuki
60. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 6  by Shinobu Ohtaka
61. Always Emily by Michaela MacColl   AUG
62. Cop Town by Karin Slaughter  SEP
63. Monster Soul 2 by Hiro Mashima
64. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl  OCT
65. Iris Brave by Ali B
66. Noragami: Stray God, Vol. 1 by Adachitoka
67. The Sixteen by Ali B
68. The Heroic Legend of Arslan 1 by Yoshiki Tanaka
69. The Seven Deadly Sins 4 by Nakaba Suzuki
70. Vinland Saga, 5 by Makoto Yukimura
71. Death at Chinatown by Frances McNamara
72. The Heroic Legend of Arslan 2 by Yoshiki Tanaka   NOV
(the challenge hasn't had a linky for months)

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