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, December 8, 2014

To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane Koyczan

To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane Koyczan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An illustrated version of the poem by Canadian spoken word artist Koyczan, which went viral in 2013. Even for a non-appreciative poetry person like myself, I found the poem to be well-written and inspiring towards the anti-bullying movement. Each double spread contains a line of poetry and is illustrated by a different artist. I've only heard of a couple of the artists but I'm really impressed with the artwork which provides a variety of styles and yet is cohesive when placed together. I'd say I like the art better than the poem as that is where my enthusiasm personally lies. However, this is a great book, suitable for mid-elementary and up and most definitely should be a library staple and a classroom resource.

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