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 15, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #6

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


This is the 2nd book in his new series and I am anxious to get cracking on this today.
 Far From True by Linwood Barclay


Now that Lent is upon us I thought I'd turn to my favourite Catholic writer, Scott Hahn, for some theology.

Manga/Graphic Novel

Classic sci-fi retold in graphic format.

I always have a short story collection going as I read one short story every morning with my cup of coffee. I am putting that aside for Lent and will be reading one chapter from The Holy Bible for these 40 days.

Not a lot of posting done this week as a dear friend of ours passed away. It was a sad and busy week ending with a wonderful but emotionally exhausting funeral mass. He was the Deacon of our church so we had the Bishop presiding and I was humbled to be part of the CWL honour guard. A kind, jolly, teddy bear of a man who suffered excruciatingly, but a relatively short time with a horrible form of cancer.  Rest in Peace, Deacon Pat.

What I Finished Reading and/or Posted This Week

Graphic Novels/Manga


  1. Good idea to always have a short story collection to read from! I have one going right now, but I don't always. Here's what I'm reading this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2016/02/what-im-reading-february-15-2016.html

  2. What a great bunch of books you read! I must check out some of them but I hardly need any more books on my wish list or TBR. lol