History of Gothic Literature: 18th Century

I have been sitting on this series for a while: The History of Gothic Literature. For the definition of gothic literature and its tropes check out this post first In the 18th century novels were either boring or silly. You had two choices, medieval romances or “modern novels” which were very strict to reality and… Continue reading History of Gothic Literature: 18th Century

Book Review, Horror

Gyo by Junji Ito

So I thought it would be a good idea to read lots and lots of horror manga and write about it. I love Japanese horror novels and films so this seemed like an amazing idea. I hadn’t read any horror manga before so I combed the internet looking for the best horror manga that was… Continue reading Gyo by Junji Ito


New Posting Schedule & Life Update

This is just a little update to explain why I have been missing for a month or two. I am still here, still reading and, surprisingly, I have still been blogging. I just haven’t posted them on here yet. I have a mini mountain of backdated blog posts to sort through and hit publish on,… Continue reading New Posting Schedule & Life Update


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?


My Favourite Vloggers

The challenge for Day 4 of Bout of Books this week is simply to write about some favourites, whether it be authors, a book series, bloggers or anything else book related. I have been planning for a long time to write a post about my favourite vloggers so this seemed like the perfect excuse to… Continue reading My Favourite Vloggers


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


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