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, June 26, 2009

Rest In Peace

This has been a sad week for the loss of celebrities, one after the other. My respect lies with these two who had ups and downs throughout their lives but both overcame their hardships and downfalls with grace and dignity. You will both be sadly missed. My prayers go out to their families and loved ones.

1923-2009 - My favourite moments of The Tonight Show after the famous "Heeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" was the few minutes when Johnny and Ed would have their chat together before the show started. I've never really been a fan of the show since they left and haven't watched it for more than a few minutes in years now. Of course, Ed went on to make a name for himself on his own afterwards with Star Search, the precursor to such shows as "America's Got Talent".

1947-2009 - I loved Charlie's Angels and watched it every week as a kid. I loved Jill! How I wished my hair would feather like hers but unfortunately I had thick naturally curly hair that just wouldn't behave. I'm even collecting the show on DVD now. What a tragic way for this lovely lady to end her days on Earth. I'm glad to hear her last moments were spent with her beloved Ryan beside her. Her last hours of life remind me a lot of my mother's final moments on earth.


  1. I'm still a little bit in shock--especially after Michael Jackson's surprising death. It's been a sad week.

  2. MJ's death was a shock but I lost my respect for him a quite some time ago.