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 events

Book Event: Past Mortems and Meeting Carla Valentine

Last weekend I was lucky enough to get tickets to a lecture on pathology and death by Carla Valentine. The whole event was a mixture of Belfast Science Week and part of the tour for Carla's new book Past Mortems. I was rather lucky to get a ticket because the whole thing sold out so… Continue reading Book Event: Past Mortems and Meeting Carla Valentine

Reading TBR

Bout of Books 21: TBR

I orginally was going to give Bout of Books a miss this month but I have been on such a good reading kick this week I though why not? It couldn't hurt to sign up, right? I was planning on reading a lot anyway. If you don’t already know Bout of Books is a readathon… Continue reading Bout of Books 21: TBR

Book Review

TBR Spotlight: Christmas Edition

It is only 10 days until Christmas! I finally have all of my Christmas shopping done so now I can enjoy the holiday season. Christmas is my second favourite holiday after Halloween. Who doesn't like presents and an excuse to eat until you explode? I was originally going to do a Top 5 Holiday Reads… Continue reading TBR Spotlight: Christmas Edition


TBR Spotlight: Japanese Horror & Thriller

I have been on a bit of a quest lately to find more diverse horror novels from around the world and this seemed like a perfect excuse to add lots of books to my to-read list from my favourite subgenre of horror and thriller: J-horror. I generally read A LOT of Japanese literature and I… Continue reading TBR Spotlight: Japanese Horror & Thriller


My Bout of Books 19 TBR!

I am taking part in Bout of Books next week and when I wrote my original sign up post I mentioned that I had no idea what books I wanted to read during it. If you don't know what Bout of Books is, it is a regular reading challenge that simply requires you to read… Continue reading My Bout of Books 19 TBR!