literature

Why Summer Reading Sucks

I am just going to say it: Summer is the worst time for reading. Now this might surprise some people, but generally, I love Summer the season. I know I look like a pale corpse who thinks it is Halloween all year round, but I love Summer. The weather is great, there is less traffic… Continue reading Why Summer Reading Sucks

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literature

What is Gothic Literature?

I originally wrote this post for Goth Amino. I am planning a series of blogs based around Gothic literature so I thought it would be fun to share them on here too. Also there are not enough book blogs out there actually sharing factual stuff about books. Why is this not a bigger blog topic… Continue reading What is Gothic Literature?

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Thoughts & Progress: Bout of Books Day 2

Day 2 of the week long Bout of Books reathathon is now over so here is my progress so far. On Tuesday I didn't get as much of The Historian read as I expected but I did pick out an audiobook so I could keep making reading progress at work. That audiobook was 20,000 Leagues… Continue reading Thoughts & Progress: Bout of Books Day 2

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Thoughts & Progress: Bout of Books Day 1

So, I have survived day 1 of Bout of Books! If you want to take part but haven’t signed up yet today is the last day to do so. Check out their website to join in. My first day of Bout of Books didn't go too badly. I felt rather accomplished because I set aside some planned… Continue reading Thoughts & Progress: Bout of Books Day 1

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books on my 2018 bucket list

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the brilliant Bionic Bookworm. Check her out if you are not following her already. I was very very bad last year. I bought mountains of books and even went as far as to put some of them on my currently list on Goodreads but did I read them? No! I… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books on my 2018 bucket list

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Discussion: Comic Book YA Novels

This is probably going to ruffle a LOT feathers but....Comic book YA novels WTF I have noticed a new trend in bookshops and in the book world that really bothers me: Novels about comic book characters. Normally I would write these off as those crappy novel versions of recent films with horrific movie covers that… Continue reading Discussion: Comic Book YA Novels

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Fairy Tales with Horrible Endings

Cannibalism, killer corsets and birds that eat eyes, welcome to the fun real world of fairy tales. If you don't want some of your Disney princesses ruined (not many of them because I could write several posts on princesses alone) maybe look away now. Here is a short list of some of my favourite fairy… Continue reading Fairy Tales with Horrible Endings