literature

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

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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?

Book Review, Horror

REVIEW: Another (vol 1 & 2) by Yukito Ayatsuji

Summary: Summary from GoodReads.com: "In the spring of 1998, Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they're walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened. As a chain of horrific deaths begin to unfold… Continue reading REVIEW: Another (vol 1 & 2) by Yukito Ayatsuji

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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