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 1, 2009

RIP Eartha Kitt

With all the business of Christmas and New Year's I am late in posting this tribute to the great Eartha Kitt. She was my absolute favourite Cat Woman, nobody has done the role justice since she and of course most of us know her famous sexy Christmas song, Santa Baby. She accomplished much more than that though. she was an actress, singer and writer, having written 3 autobiographies and nominated for both Tonys, Grammys, and Emmys. She died Dec. 26 at the age of 81. There will never be another like her.

Here is one of my favourites "An Old Fashioned Girl"

Then we must have "Santa Baby"

And finally, the wonderful Cat Woman. (If you want to skip straight to her scene fast forward to 1:42)


  1. I had not heard that she died. That's too bad!

  2. yes she was my favorite catwoman too, and a really good singer! I think we lost a lot of celebs this year.