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.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Movie Review - The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith
Released: 2006
Own/Rent: Library
Reason for watching: I like Will Smith.
Rating: 5/5

Comments: WOW. What a fabulous rags to riches story. Based on a true story of a man who made it from homelessness with his 5-year old son to business success. It was funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking and inspiring. This movie leaves you with the feeling that if you tried you could make it too. It also makes you feel like whatever your problems are, if this man could make it through his problems you can certainly make it through your own. So definitely one of those feel good movies. But also a very sad movie, at times. Watching the main character try to provide a place to sleep each night for his son was heartbreaking. It has been a long time since I cried while watching a movie, but the scene where they spent the night in the subway washroom had me weeping. Highly recommended!


  1. I watched this a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Will Smith was wonderful in it!

  2. This is such a great movie. The setting brought back quite a few memories of my time in San Francisco, I admit. It was worth watching just for that!