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, January 18, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #2

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 keep my sidebar up-to-date with that so don't list what's coming up.

What I am Currently Reading:

 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I started and DNF'd 2 other books this week before I settled on this one
 Maximum Insecurity by William Wright, MD

Graphic Novel/Manga:
 The Kurdles by Robert Goodin

I always have a short story collection going as I read one short story every morning with my cup of coffee. My current collection is not a collection but a single short story on my ereader for Monday morning:

The Little Goblin by J Scaddon

What I Finished Reading and/or Posted This Week
Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum: Twelve Shuddery Stories for Daring Young Readers
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City's First Century by Matthew J. Prigge

Manga/Graphic Novels
Oddly Normal Vol. 1 & 2 by Otis Frampton
A Glance Backward by Pierre Paquet
UQ Holder Vol. 6 by Ken Akamatsu
The Seven Deadly Sins Vol. 11 by Nakaba Suzuki


  1. Ready Player One has been recommended quite a lot but I haven't got to it yet. Maximum Insecurity sounds scary and fascinating.

  2. I stayed up late finishing Ready Player One and one word ... WOW.

    Maximum Security - The author has a dark sense of humour and while I'm feeling claustrophobic he's really funny. Liking it so far.

  3. Ready Player One is a great book and his new one, Armada, is pretty solid as well!

  4. You are balanced with this week's selection. Sorry you had a DNF; that can be a bummer but oh well, it happens, yeah?

    1. I used to be pretty hard on myself with not dnf'ing anything but there are too many good books out there to waste time when I'm not into it :-) So I have a 50 page rule I use most times.

  5. I bought "Ready Player One" for my husband for Christmas. He tells me will not read it, though...so I guess I will!

    1. Oh, do read it! Maybe after you do, you can convince dh!

  6. I hope you are having a good reading week.

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