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, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

This will be my last post until Boxing Day is over. I wish all my readers have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Every Christmas I miss the most wonderful person I ever knew. She was both my best friend and my mother. She passed in 1993 (only just turned 50 yo) and my life has never been the same since. Yet I do continue living my life, knowing we will meet again one day. In memory of my mother here is her favourite Christmas Hymn:

And here is my favourite Christmas song which I first heard on an Elvis Christmas Album. Though the song does not sound very Christmasy it reminds me of my mother and makes me cry each time I hear it. I guess Elvis missed his mum the most at Christmas too. It is very beautiful. Wait until you hear the last verse.

And finally, a more recent Christmas song that I loved the first time my son showed it to me.


  1. Thinking of you as you're missing your mom. (Hugs)

  2. That Elvis song made me cry and my Mom is making my favorite rolls as we speak! Hugs! Missing your mom must be so hard.

  3. Missing mom to. Thinking of all of you this Christmas time. Love Mich

  4. I love the Trans-Siberian Orchastra!! Elvis was always my mother's favorite. I don't think she ever got over his death!

    Take care. And I hope you and your family has a wonderful holiday!

  5. Merry Christmas Nicola. I'm with you missing my mom and my brother now too. But I hope your Christmas is a wonderful as it can be.. and a happy and healthy new year to you!

  6. I'd glad you have such fond memories.

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas.