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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday and Lent (STICKY)

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. I have been debating what to give up during the 40 days of Lent and have come to the conclusion that the internet takes up a lot of my time. So I have decided I will not be surfing, browsing, buying, face-booking, reading email (except from family) or any other fun, but time-wasting activities. I do still intend to post my reviews as I won't be giving up reading and I have obligations to publishers who've sent me review copies. But I will not be reading your blogs or posting comments over this period as I try to spend more time with my family and prayerfully reflect on my relationship with God. Our family has been going through RCIA classes this year and on the Easter Vigil our 8yo will be baptised and we will all be receiving the rest of the sacraments and we will take Catholic Communion for the first time. We are all very excited to start this new journey in our Christian walk.

I hope you will all understand as I bow out of participating fully within the book blogging community over the next 40 days and encourage you to still leave comments. I'll get back to you all after the season. God Bless!


  1. Wow! I LOVE what you've decided to give up for Lent. I totally support you. The Internet occupies way too much of my time. My husband and I went through RCIA a year ago and are still waiting confirmation due to some paperwork that has to be processed. Our youngest will take her first communion this year and we are very excited! Many blessings to you and your family.

  2. I think that's great, Nicola. I'll miss you, but we'll see you when you get back!