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?

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Why I Read Ghost Stories At Christmas

Now it is no secret that I read scary things all year around but when it comes to Christmas I just want one thing: ghost stories. Now I know it is a bit odd, images of ghosts really don't mesh with jolly old Saint Nick and Christmas trees, but is it really that strange? .....Historically… Continue reading Why I Read Ghost Stories At Christmas

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5 Short Stories You Need to Read Tonight

So it is a dark deary night in November and you want something to read that fits the atmosphere of the night, you have already read Poe so many times that you can reenact The Pit and the Pendulum with Barbie dolls, but it's ok, I have you covered. Here is my, Poe Free, list… Continue reading 5 Short Stories You Need to Read Tonight

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Dark Reads of the Month: October

I am sorry for missing my September's monthly reads but I have been so busy I have had little time for reading, which is why my readathon failed spectacularly. Most of my October was spent reading stereotypical haunting stories very slowly so I could enjoy them. I plan on reading tons this month so maybe… Continue reading Dark Reads of the Month: October

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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

Book Review, Horror

Rereading Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

To kick off my reread of the Goosebumps series I decided to start at the very beginning with Welcome to Dead House. I can't guarantee that I will be reading these books in order but the very first Goosebumps book seemed like a perfect beginning. These books are easy to sum up but I can't do better… Continue reading Rereading Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House