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.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

An Adventure in Bookcrossing

I released my very first book "into the wild" as they say over at Bookcrossing.com last week and I was so thrilled that a few days later it was picked up and registered! I've always thought of doing this bookcrossing thing but never got around to it. Being as I live in a Tourist destination, I imagine I could possibly have some books that make interesting travels. Well, it certainly brought me more joy than I thought it would and I think I'll do it again next time I have a book that's not Bookmooch-able.

Here's my book, it moved to the next town!



  1. Awesome! Welcome to Bookcrossing! I hope you enjoy it and have lots of success with your books in the wild.

    I'm LazyDaisy0413 at Bookcrossing. It's nice to "meet" another blogger who's also a Bookcrosser.

  2. How fun! When I joined - years ago now, I released three books and not one was registered. They were taken, though!

  3. I remember my first book that got "caught"...so exciting! Another that was memorable was one I released in Missouri and a year later it was caught in New Orleans. Someone must have sent it down as part of one of the many book drives after Hurricane Katrina.

  4. That's wonderful Nicola. I released a few books a few years ago and they never got caught. Then, a couple of months ago I went back to book crossing on a whim and found out one of my books finally got caught. It is fun when they get caught!

  5. Welcome to book crossing - I hid nearby to watch my first book being picked up - it never got journalled though :(

    I am sally906 0n bookcrossing as well as blogger :)

  6. I've never heard of Bookcrossing but I'll definitely check it out!

  7. to everyone - thanks for the welcomes and the stories. Sounds like I was pretty lucky to have my first book release registered!

    I guess it's all a matter of numbers, the more you have out the more you'll see registered.