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"The Bloody Chamber & Other Stories" by Angela Carter.


 Halloween literature? Perhaps not. I really did not investigate what this book was about before picking it up, and only knew that it contained more frightening versions of some well-known fairy tales. 394 more words

Book Review

Book Haul: October 26th

Today I had some time to kill, so I ended up at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. I love this bookstore! They have multiple tables of staff picks, and everyone who works there enthusiastically recommends books. 525 more words

Book Haul

Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve

I read a lot of literature by women, and when I am over-tired, as I have been lately, I read little else.

Why?  Because I understand it perfectly.  936 more words

Halloween Reads: Short Stories

Perfect for sitting around the campfire and scaring the wits out of your friends, or even just sitting by your heater scaring the wits out of yourself. 238 more words


Saints and Strangers by Angela Carter

Saints and Strangers, pubblicato anche come Black Venus (Venere Nera), è una raccolta di racconti di Angela Carter. Della scrittrice avevo già letto  224 more words

& Historical

Books I Read At University

Emma- Jane Austen

Emma is a match-maker and a control freak. She bores easily. At least as far as her family are concerned, she’s always the smartest person in the room. 654 more words


of halloween and crimson leaves and things that go bump in the night

“The night was sweet with the dust of autumn leaves that smelled as if the fine sands of ancient Egypt were drifting to dunes beyond the town.” Although I first read it when I was very small, Ray Bradbury’s… 503 more words