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, July 12, 2009

It's my Birthday!

Today is my birthday! Well, actually I like to think of it as the 4th anniversary of my 37th birthday. I always think of this song when my birthday comes around because the first birthday party I remember was my 6th b'day and all I remember is having a fit and running into the car and screaming and crying and my dad coming out and me not letting him into the car and well he got angry and finally I unlocked the doors and he told me in a low but very firm voice if I didn't start behaving myself I was going to get a hiding (spanking) and that's all I remember. But there is a picture of that day of me with a horrible pouty look on my face.

That's me in the orange dress!


  1. Happy, Happy, Birthday Nicola!! I think you so much for being a wonderful friend (I just read your comments on my blog, and wanted you to know how much I appreciate them!)

    Hopefully, you had a joyful and peaceful day!

  2. Happy birthday Nicole! Hope your day was great!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday, Nicola! :) Hope your day was a special one.

  4. These wishes come late, Nicola, but I do want to wish you a happy birthday. I hope it was a good one. :-)

  5. Happy belated Birthday Nicola! I hope it was a fun one.

  6. Oh Nicola--I know I'm late, but happy happy birthday! that picture of you is too precious--it's the kind that can only truly be appreciated years after the fact when we can all smile about the pouty faces.

    Hope you had a wonderful day.