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.

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: FINISHED

2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 

I didn't just decide to join this.  I knew I would be signing up earlier, I was just waiting for the host to post sign-ups, then got my act together and signed up :-)  I've participated in this before but it has a new host now.

  The sign-up is here. and the very basic rules are to read any sub-genre of historical fiction.

- The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015.

I succeeded very well last year almost making it all the way to Prehistoric (50) level, but I don't want to set the bar too high to start so will go the same as last year with.


Renaissance Reader - 10 books

1. Dear Canada: Banished from Our Home: The Acadian Diary of Angélique Richard by Sharon Stewart
2. The Settling Earth: A Collection of Short Stories by Rebecca Burns 
3. Dear Canada: A Desperate Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson by Karleen Bradford
4. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
5. Dear Canada: Days of Toil and Tears: The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford by Sarah Ellis
6. The Governess by Evelyn Hervey
7. Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake: The Flu Epidemic Diary of Fiona Macgregor by Jean Little
8. At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
9. Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger
10. Dear Canada: Turned Away: The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein by Carol Matas

FINISHED = May 20, 2015

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