Book Review, Horror

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell (Review)

Summary: From GoodReads.com: "When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting . . . When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for… Continue reading The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell (Review)

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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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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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5 Spooky Facts About Famous Horror Writers

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Some of these horror writers had lives straight out of a Gothic novel. 1. Mary Shelly Lost her Virginity on a Grave When she was a teenager Mary fell for the older and very married Percy Shelley. To hide their relationship the two would meet at her mother's grave.… Continue reading 5 Spooky Facts About Famous Horror Writers

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Halloween Reading Recommendations: Short Story Collections

Me getting ready to recommend some books during my favourite time of year: Since this is a book blog for all things creepy, kooky, mysterious and ooky all year around it is safe to say that I have quite a few Halloween reading suggestions. So I have decided to break them up into different posts.… Continue reading Halloween Reading Recommendations: Short Story Collections

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Dark Reads of the Month: July

July was a mixed month for reading for me. I blame the sunshine. I read 6 books this month but none of them were books that I planned to read because I kept getting distracted by pretty short story collections and rereads. At least I had a great time. I will have a few interesting… Continue reading Dark Reads of the Month: July

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My Top 5 Gothic Novels

I wrote my last "Top Classic Novels" post 2 years ago so I thought I was due to write a new one. I have read a grand total of 32 classic novels since the beginning of last year so I am going to separate my favourites by genre so this will probably end up being… Continue reading My Top 5 Gothic Novels