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, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day!


This is a day to be proud of our country and what it has accomplished in the last few years. Here is my tribute to the Canadians we should thank for their hard work, perseverance and devotion to our country.

Ralph Klein.
Cut the provincial budget to eliminate the Province of Alberta's deficit. One of the best politician's ever.

Preston Manning
Probably the most intelligent Canadian alive. His radical ideas of balanced budgets, tax cuts, and liberalized trade have become accepted policy.

Don Cherry
A proud Patriot. Don is the voice of the blue-collar worker and the Men and Women of the Armed Forces.

current Prime Minister Stephen Harper
The best Prime Minister Canada has seen since John Deifenbaker (1957-1963)

The Canadian Men and Women in Afghanistan and around the world who risk their lives for our freedom.


  1. Wow - that was like a mini history lesson! I've learned some things about Canada.

  2. Happy Canada Day to you! I love your post. It's nice to see such patriotism and faith in your leaders.

    We are celebrating our Independence Day on Friday, and like you, I will be thinking of our troops overseas.

    Enjoy your day!

  3. An early Happy 4th of July to you! We live in a border city across from New York state and have a special festival called The Frendship Festival which runs from July 1 to July 4 so we get to celebrate both our countries' birthdays here. Lots of parties and fireworks. Yeah!

  4. Oh dear, Nicola. We shall agree never to discuss politics and then we can still be the best of pals.
    Happy Canada Day!

  5. Haha, raidergirl. I had a feeling someone would say that! Glad we can still be friends! But you gotta at least love Grapes just a little, eh?

  6. yes nicola, I like Grapes, and the army guys and gals. And yes, still friends:)
    My grandparents lived in Alberta, so I don't hold people's politics against them.

  7. I think we will have to agree to disagree on Harper. That's one of the great things about this country, we can have many differing opinions but remain friends.


  8. Happy (late) Canada Day to you!!!! :)