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.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Asperger's Contestant on Britain's X Factor

This is amazing!! Like many of us with Asperger's Syndrome, this young man (21 yo) has spent a large portion of his life in his home and now he has made it through to the next stage on Britain's X Factor. Embedding has been disabled so I can only provide you with a link. This young man can sing! Identified as Autistic on the clip, symptoms observed and further investigation do reveal he is Aspergers. He is such an inspiration to all of us. When I don't want to go out of the house, Scott, I'm going to think of you up there up on that stage!

Scott James singing on X Factor (MUST SEE)


  1. WOW! Thank you for sharing the link. He made me tear up. I absolutely loved it!

  2. That truly is inspirational. Thank you for sharing, Nicola!

  3. That was beautiful. I just love those kinds of stories.