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 29, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #8

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 only three chapters into this but can tell I like the writing already. A mother/daughter mystery that goes back to post WWII communist Hungary to find the secrets of the past.

I Like this author! Big book may take some weeks to read!

Graphic Novel/Manga

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

What I Finished Reading and/or Posted This Week

Manga/Graphic Novels


  1. Erik Larson is a wonderful writer. Enjoy!


  2. I still have never read Erik Larson. Maybe one day!

  3. I am still on the fence about reading a Erik Larson. I need to catch up on your Jo Nesbo reviews.

  4. I haven't seen any of the books you shared above before but they all look interesting. My son would probably love the Manga title. I did notice that you have an X-files book on your TBR list. This is my all time favorite show and I've seen every episode at least twice. Nice to see a fellow fan.
    Laura :)
    My Monday Post

  5. Triptych looks like a book I would enjoy. Happy reading!

  6. I've had "In the Garden of Beasts" sitting on my kindle for quite some time...I really need to get around to reading it!

  7. Triptych sounds great, I remember some Hungarian refugees arriving here in mid 50's, a little after the war but they were still needing to get out.