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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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Pinkaboos #1&2: Bitterly and the Giant Problem & Belladonna and the Nightmare Academy by Laura & Jake Gosselin

The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem by Laura & Jake Gosselin
Illus. Billy Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Source: egalley via Netgalley

The Pinkaboos (#1)


This is a lot of fun! I have a certain affection for books aimed at the 7-11 age group when they are well-written, The Pinkaboos is a fun series about a school for frights. Each fright will one day find their little girl and from then on they must protect her in dreams. Bitterly is the first to get a little girl, whose fear is giants. Bitterly learns how to teach her girl, Molly, to turn the tables on the giant and scare him! Belladonna if having her own problem with a school bully when she becomes the next student to get a little girl. And then the book leaves us hanging onto a cliff edge waiting for book 2. The art is an adorable mixture of gloom, goth and shades of bright pink! Loved it!





The Pinkaboos: Belladonna and the Nightmare Academy by Laura & Jake Gosselin
Illus. Billy Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Source: egalley via netgalley

The Pinkaboos (#2)


Book Two is even better than the first. A great story in itself but also establishing a wider ongoing story. All the frights have now been assigned little girls, except poor Wither who has been told she's not ready yet. This is the type of fright that Vex is looking for. The school bully in the first book, she's now dropped out of school and opening her own to train frights to be nightmares. Most of the action centres around the Pinkaboos helping Belladonna with her little girl who dreams of ghosts but has Vex crashing her dreams to make them even worse. The book ends on a cliffhanger. I love the creepy art done in various shades of pink!






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