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 1, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #4

This meme is held over on Book Date's blog and here we talk about what we are Currently Reading, What we read/posted the last week and what we plan on reading next week. I won't be posting what's coming up; you can get an idea by looking in my sidebars. 

What I am Currently Reading


I'm just starting this but it will be my third by the author.
 All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews


This is going to take me a while to read but I'm really enjoying it. I've gone from the early thirties to early 50's. Rock n roll is about to hit the scene in the next chapter! Elvis is going to hit the airwaves and Jerry Lee is finally going to get noticed.

Manga/Graphic Novel:

I always have a short story collection going as I read one short story every morning with my cup of coffee. My current collection continues to be:

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories by Ambrose Bierce

What I Finished Reading and/or Posted This Week
Stopping for a Spell: Three Magical Fantasies by Diana Wynne Jones
Harry Lane is Innocent by J. Scaddon
The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

Manga/Graphic Novels
The Seven Deadly Sins 12 by Nakaba Suzuki
Noragami: Stray God 10 by Adachitoka
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen by Abby Denson
Sons of the Devil, Volume 1 by Brian Buccellato
Apollo: The Brilliant One by George O'Connor


  1. The music one sounds interesting. Continue enjoying your Manga reads :-)

  2. I haven't yet read Toews, but All My Puny Sorrows looks tempting. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. A nice variety of reading, unfamiliar to me but they look interesting.

  4. "All My Puny Sorows" sounds great!

  5. All My Puny Sorrows sounds fun.

    I hope you are having a good reading week.

    Happy Reading Wednesday!!

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