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 25, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #3

This meme is held over on Book Date's blog and here we talk about what we are Currently Reading, What we read/posted the last week and what we plan on reading next week. I won't be posting what's coming up. 

I do have a request for suggestions if anyone can help. I'm trying to read a book from all 50 states + DC and only have 2 states left. So does anybody have any suggestions for a thriller, crime or detective novel set in either Delaware or Idaho? Thanks so much!

What I am Currently Reading:


I've read one other book by this author and she is *brilliant*! A hidden gem!
 Cobweb Walking by Sara Banerji


I'm only a few chapters in but, so far I can tell I'm really enjoying this. 
 Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley

Manga/Graphic Novel

 Sons of the Devil Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato; illus. by Toni Infante

I always have a short story collection going as I read one short story every morning with my cup of coffee. My current collection is:

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories by Ambrose Bierce

What I Finished Reading and/or Posted This Week
Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in the Supermax by William Wright, MD
Miracleville by Monique Polak
Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Shade Me by Jennifer Brown

Manga/Graphic Novel
Devil Survivor 2 by Satoru Matsuba
Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 12 by Kanata Konami
Inuyashiki 2 by Hiroya Oku
Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1 of 6 by Amy Chu
Vinland Saga 7 by Makoto Yukimura
The Kurdles by Robert Goodin
The Flash, Vol. 7: Savage World by Robert Venditti


  1. A short story with a cup of tea, that's an idea Nicola. Enjoy your choices.

    1. I'll have to keep the pot hot as Ambrose Bierce gives me the chills :-0

  2. She'll Never Know by Hunter Morgan is a serial killer suspense novel based in Delaware, now I want to read it too!! Good luck!!