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.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I just found out that J. Kaye tagged me with the HAPPY TAG while I was away from the computer. Thanks J! I love being happy. Here are the rules:

Here are the rules..

1. Link to the person who has tagged you.

2. Write down six things that make you happy.

3. Post the rules, tag six others and let them know you did it.

4. Then tell the person when your entry is complete.

Six Things That Make Me Happy

1. The smell of rain
2. My family
3. The sound of Michael Buble's voice (not to mention the look of him either)
4. A really good cup of coffee
5. Talking to my sister (who lives very far away from me)
6. When the first rose blooms in my front garden

And Trish was so kind to give me the Sisterhood Award the other day! Thanks so much!

I'm not very good at giving awards back. I feel bad for leaving people out and I end up giving awards to people I later find out were just given the award by someone else so I'm not going to give these awards to anyone specific. If I've ever left a comment on your blog, you know I love you and consider yourself tagged!


  1. It is difficult to pass them out and I've also found that when I do pass them out, the recipients don't always pop by to acknolwedge the award anyway. I think in the future I'll just be gracious and that's that. Congrats on your awards. :)