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, August 22, 2015

The Night Children by Sarah Tsiang. Illustrated by Delphine Bodet

The Night Children by Sarah Tsiang. Illustrated by Delphine Bodet
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 32 pages, Annick Press
Published August 18th 2015
Source: Netgalley egalley

I love the illustration! Gorgeous whimsical night creatures with a touch of Maurice Sendak about them but more playful while being slightly dark and otherworldly. The text didn't do anything for me though and I'm not sure I'd read it well to a child when it doesn't appeal to me. I like creepy, love reading Neil Gaiman's picture books, but this text's creepiness left me feeling like the night children are real and the child reader is only imagination. Just left me unsatisfied.

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