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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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge - FINISHED

Feb 10 - Officially finished but I am going to continue through the year working my way through the ranks.



I've joined another challenge with a very similar name that had me make a list of ten books from my tbr that I intend to read this year so I'm going to combine that one with this one and go with the second level here and make it up to 20 books from the tbr.  I really want to read books I already own this year.  Basic rules here.  No books published in 2014.  I'm also self-imposing a no books published in 2013 rule also. For more information and to sign up go here.

My master list of books follows and will be updated with links in real time: 

wrap up post on 20th of month.

Jan.1-Dec. 31 (2014) Goal:  20 books
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
1. Chi's Sweet Home, Vol. 3 by Konami Kanata
2. Junior Science Book of Pond Life by Alexander L. Crosby
3. Worms by Lois & Louis Darling
4. Octopus Lives in the Ocean by William M. & Peggy Stephens
5. Matthew and the Midnight Firefighter by Allen Morgan
6. The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell
7. Dog-Gone Hollywood by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
8. Horrible Harry in Room 2B by Suzy Kline
9. Flower Fairies of the Garden by Cicely Mary Barker
10. Tommy O'Toole and the Forest Fire by Anna D. Cordts
11. Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole by Jane Yolen
12. Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble by Cynthia Rylant
13. Harley by Star Livingstone. Illustrated by Molly Bang
14. Chi's Sweet Home, Vol. 4 by Konami Kanata
15. Chi's Sweet Home, Vol. 5 by Konami Kanata
16. Chi's Sweet Home, Vol. 6 by Konami Kanata
17. Pokemon Jr. Chapter Book: Snorllax Takes A Stand by Sarah E. Heller
18. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Cadavers by Mary Roach
19. Pecos Bill Catches A Hidebehind by Wyatt Blassingame
20. The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
FINISHED

21-30 - First Kiss
21. Icebergs and Glaciers by Seymour Simon
22. Ballet Shoes For Anna by Noel Streatfeild
23. Justice League International (New 52) Vol. 1: The Signal Masters by Dan Jurgens
24. The Secret Valley by Clyde Robert Bulla
25. Three Dollar Mule by Clyde Robert Bulla
26. The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
27. Justice League Dark (New 52), Vol. 1: Into the Dark by Peter Milligan
28. Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes From Mercury by Dav Pilkey
29. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler
30. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight 54 by David A. Adler
FINISHED

31-40 - Sweet Summer Fling
31. Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House by David A. Adler
32. Chi's Sweet Home Volume 7 by Konami Kanata
33. Chi's Sweet Home Volume 8 by Konami Kanata
34. Chi's Sweet Home Volume 9 by Konami Kanata
35. Chi's Sweet Home Volume 10 by Konami Kanata
36. Beans on the Roof by Betsy Byars
37. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
38. Way to Inner Peace by Fuller Sheen
39. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
40. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwartzenegger
FINISHED

41-50 - Could this be love?
41. Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus by Dav Pilkey
42. Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith
43. The Running Man by Richard Bachman aka Stephen King
44. Batgirl (New 52), Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone
45. Sand Land by Akira Toriyama
46. Wonder Woman (New 52), Vol. 2: Guts by Brian Azzarello
47. Nightwing (New 52), Vol. 1: Traps and Trapezes by Kyle Higgins
48. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
49. Red Hood and the Outlaws, Vol. 1: Redemption by Scott Lobdell
50. The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø
FINISHED

50+ - Married With Children
51. DC Universe Presents, Vol. 1: Deadman/Challengers of the Unknown by Paul Jenkins
52. The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
53. Smasher by Dick King-Smith
54. Lucille by Arnold Lobel
55. The Hollow Tree by Janet Lunn
56. Goofballs #1: The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder by Tony Abbott
57. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey
58. Gold Without Alloy: A Brief Account of the Life of Saint Mary Mazzarello by Paul Aronica
59. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
60. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
61. St. Vincent De Paul... The Man Who Said "Yes" by Boniface Hanley, OFM
62. Arthur's Halloween Costume by Lillian Hoban
63. Pray the Rosary: for Rosary Novenas, Family Rosary, Private Recitation, Five First Saturdays by Rev. J.M. Lelen
64. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
65. The Boxcar Children #9: Mountain Top Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
66. The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
67. Forty-Two Tales Including the Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe



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