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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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

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Reading 23 Books in a Month? (Week 1 wrap up & week 2 TBR)

It is week 2 of my attempt to read 23 books in a month. If you dont know already: I was challenged to read 100 books this year and life got in the way so I fell horribly behind in my reading. Now to beat the challenge I have to read almost a book a… Continue reading Reading 23 Books in a Month? (Week 1 wrap up & week 2 TBR)

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Can I Read 24 Books in a Month?

A Quick Reading Challenge Update: So at the start of this year I decided to set myself a reading target of 100 books. My mother dared me to do it because I read 75 books last year easily. And the challenge hasn't gone very well. It is now November and I have to read 24… Continue reading Can I Read 24 Books in a Month?

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Q&A Questions? Hitting 300 Followers

This blog is very close to hitting 300 followers. We are not quite there yet, but thank you all for taking such an interest in my blog.  My wonderful followers and the book blogging community keep this place interesting. I plan on celebrating hitting the 300 follower milestone by doing a little Q&A once the… Continue reading Q&A Questions? Hitting 300 Followers