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 22, 2012

Happy Blogoversary to Me!

I've never celebrated on my blog, but I just realized today, that Back to Books turned 5 YEARS OLD YESTERDAY! Now I've been blogging since blogging began and have various abandoned blogs, but this is the longest I've ever stayed dedicated to one blog and there is no sign of me stopping!  So a little round of applause and with a little humilty I pat myself on the back.

My Favourite Anniversary Song!


  1. Happy blogversary to you, Nicola! Loved the "blast from the past" with Fred and Wilma! LOL

  2. Yes, indeedy! A pat on the back is in order. :) Happy Blogiversary, Nicola! And, here's a high five to you! ^