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Day 699: Rustication

Best Book of the Week!
I was captured by this dark, twisty novel from the moment I started reading it. I only feared it may eventually disappoint, but it does not. 353 more words


Day 690: Wylding Hall

Elizabeth Hand’s earlier novel Mortal Love showed she was interested in a connection between inspiration and folklore. Wylding Hall is also an unusual exploration of this theme. 313 more words


Day 678: Castle Dor

It is clear from the number of books Daphne du Maurier set in Cornwall that she found the region inspiring. In the case of Castle Dor, 356 more words


The Return

It is great to be back.

One thing that I would like to discuss is the portrayal of the Southern Gothic narrative. We see it all the time in shows, like… 199 more words

Top 10 Jane Austen Readalikes

If Jane Austen is one of your favorite authors, here are some authors that you may like as well:

Georgette Heyer’s (1902-1974) writing career spanned half of a century. 611 more words


Day 665: The Sleep Room

 In this atmospheric novel set in the 50’s, Dr. James Richardson is a young psychiatrist when he accepts what appears to be an exciting opportunity to work with the world-famous Dr. 407 more words


READING THE CLASSICS: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

I’ve been interested in vampire stories since my favourite 80’s heartthrob Corey Haim (Cut me some slack… I was 13 years old.) starred in cult classic movie… 376 more words