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, January 24, 2011

Monday: Books in the Mail

Sorry no pretty pictures or descriptions today. The links will take you there though! I have to get these posted and am so busy. I've been cleaning the house for the cleaners to come tomorrow. (Yeah, it's that bad!) We are only having a very small wedding but still some family members are flying, busing, driving in starting Wed. and our 3 bed. house is going to be full! Then we get married on Sat!

Here's what my mailbox held last week:

Daytripper by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba (from Vertigo/DC Comics)

Missile Mouse: Rescue on Tankium3 by Jake Parker (from Scholastic Canada)

The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor (from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)

Vermonia #4: The Rukan Prophecy by Yoyo (from Candlewick Press)

My son's math curriculum:
Math-U-See Gamma

And that's all folks!


  1. These are new to me, hope you enjoy them!

  2. Nicola you got some good books. They are all new titles to me except The Girl who Became a beatle.

    Good luck on Saturday I will be thinking of you and sending you tons of good vibes.

  3. I've seen The Girl Who became A Beatle on a few over the past few weeks - it looks like a good one. Hope you enjoy it. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  4. Enjoy your new books! I haven't heard of any of them, so I'll keep an eye out for your reviews.

  5. Awesome Haul! Thank you for sharing, I look forward to your reviews!

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  6. Missile Mouse sounds adorable! I hope all of your books are winners!