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Day 864: The Necromancer

It’s been more than six months since I reported on my progress in reading the “horrid novels” mentioned in Northanger Abbey, but I have finally read another. 386 more words

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Day 858: Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies is about a marriage. Lotto and Mathilde marry shortly before graduating from college, after knowing each other only two weeks. They are both very tall and blonde, considered by many to be a golden couple. 357 more words

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

I’ve been binge-watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful lately. It’s a bad habit, I know. Binge-watching’s bad for you and all that (though I don’t just sit on the couch like a potato while I’m doing it), but I do love gothic tales. 420 more words

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Five Fascinating Facts about Dracula

Fun facts about Count Dracula and Bram Stoker, the man who created him

1. In early drafts of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula was originally named ‘Count Wampyr’.  491 more words

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Day 819: The Winter People

Reading two books by Jennifer McMahon doesn’t make me an expert on her, but they do have something in common. They both show a fascination with the supernatural and the grotesque. 367 more words

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Best of GOTHIC Novel Loglines

Deadline: 1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL : http://novelwritingfestival.com/

Read the best of GOTHIC Novel Loglines:

THE ROOTS OF EVIL, by David E. Gates

BESTOWED, by Kate Bishop… 269 more words

Those Plodding Books (Or How I Just Finished a Book I Started Last October)

Have you ever read a book, Squiders, that seemed to take you forever? It’s not so godawful that you want to throw it away and never touch it again, but neither is it riveting enough to pull you through it in a timely manner. 535 more words

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