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, May 22, 2008

Once Upon a Time Challenge Completed

I finished the Once Upon a Time Challenge! Thanks to Carl for hosting such a suburb challenge!
I pretty much strayed from my original list and just read books as they came up. I loved them all though. I chose the first quest to complete any five books that fit the genre. The books I read are:

5. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
4. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
3. The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
2. The Silver Treasure: Myths and Legends of the World by Geraldine McCaughrean
1. The Wrath of Mulgarath by Holly Black


  1. Congrats, Nicola! Have you gotten those pecans? They sent me an e-mail yesterday wanting my approval of international shipping. That might postpone their arrival, and whet your appetite even more! :)

  2. Thanks Maggie. Nope, the pecans haven't arrived yet but I'm looking forward to them!

  3. Congrats of finishing the challenge!