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, July 2, 2010

Random Reading Challenge Pick for July

This is the last month and my last book for the Random Reading Challenge. Using random.org I popped in the numbers 1-50 and was given a 7. I don't know why but I'm always a bit shocked when it spits back a small number. But seven it was so up I went to my shelf of 2009 review books that haven't been reviewed yet and counted over seven books and landed on ....

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

I'm very excited to finally be able to read this book. Probably the last book blogger in the blogisphere who hasn't read it yet (who wants to).


  1. I ADORED this book. I read it last month and it's easily on my list of all-time favourite books. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

  2. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did, Nicola. It was on my top 10 in 2008 I think. Loved it.

  3. I really loved this book, and I resisted reading it for so long because of the hype. Enjoy!