Top 10 Elements of Gothic Fiction

intro by Emma @ invaluable.com

With Halloween just gone and NaNoWriMo upon us, there’s no better time than the present to explore the genre of Gothic literature. It’s truly one of the eeriest, darkest forms of literature. The term first appeared in Horace Walpole’s 1764 book, The Castle of Otrantoand since, notable authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Ann Radcliffe, and many others have been gracing us with mystifying stories. While each takes on its own style, Gothic novels incorporate certain, specific elements to ensure the plot is truly captivating. Continue reading

Books with Great Monsters || Top Ten Tuesday

Villains are all well and good but nothing tickles my fancy more than an original monster for our heroes to fight off. I hope you’re all doing well this Halloween season and have your costumes prepped and ready to go. Whilst I’m not much of a Halloween goer myself (being, well, not American) you can’t deny any excuse to carve faces into pumpkins isn’t a good one!

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The Most Re-Readable Books || Top Ten Tuesday

Hello one and all! I hope you’re having a fantastic week. I myself am motivated to catch up to my Goodreads reading goal – I was doing so well in January but have found myself falling two books behind this months *yikes*. So don’t mind me whilst I read a book with one eye and write this post with the other.  Continue reading