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, May 6, 2009

Leaving On a Jet Plane

Just a quickie note to let y'all know that I'll be flying out of here this evening to go visit my Dad in Alberta for 3 weeks. I'm going to be busy today packing plus I want to get one more review written so I can start off the trip with no backlog. The trip will not affect my blogging. I'm not going there to be entertained. I'll be spending my days lounging around the house, outside hopefully if the weather is nice, reading and will have plenty of time to blog. They are big movie watchers so I'll get lots of movie watching done too. I go out there every six months on the advice of my psychiatrist for a break from it all. As you know I have Asperger's; now while that is not a disease that does not need curing or medication, unfortunately many people with Asperger's also have other mental issues and I am one of those people. One of the issues I deal with and am medicated for is clinical Depression and these 3 week getaways are time for me to unwind and have no responsibilities at all. Plus, I miss my Dad a lot and it brings my spirits up to see him.

So, my blogging may not be quite as on schedule as it is now but I'll still be around as much as usual. Be back at the end of May!

I wish I could embed this but youtube has taken a dislike to me recently and is giving me trouble where ever I go and I can only post links at the moment:



  1. Have a great, relaxing time, Nicola! Sounds like that's the plan. :)

    Thanks for the PPM link. I listened to two other songs while I was there. :)

  2. Have a relaxing time! I hope you get lots of reading done!

  3. Have a great time with you dad Nicola!

  4. Have a wonderful trip and have a nice visit with your father!

  5. That sounds like a wonderful getaway. Have fun!