Words Curling Round Me: 2020 Reading List

Welcome to 2020! It is the year of the rat, and so I begin by rummaging through the dark corners of my bookcase for the texts that I have hoarded this past year, but not yet read. “๐“ฆ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ท ๐“˜ ๐“ฌ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฝ ๐“ผ๐“ฎ๐“ฎ ๐”€๐“ธ๐“ป๐“ญ๐“ผ ๐“ฌ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ด๐“ฎ ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ๐“ผ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ผ๐“ถ๐“ธ๐“ด๐“ฎ ๐“ป๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ท๐“ญ ๐“ถ๐“ฎ ๐“˜ ๐“ช๐“ถ ๐“ฒ๐“ท ๐“ญ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ด๐“ท๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ – ๐“˜… Read More Words Curling Round Me: 2020 Reading List

Generally Gothic Bookworm Readalong: Lore in 'Little Sister Death'

Whilst some of you are still making your way through Little Sister Death for the #generallygothicbookworm read-along which Gothic Bookworm and I have been hosting throughout December, we’ve decided to postpone our final, spoiler-filled blog posts until after Christmas… Having finished the novel ourselves, however, we’re both too filled with feelings to stay silent until… Read More Generally Gothic Bookworm Readalong: Lore in 'Little Sister Death'

Generally Gothic Bookworm Readalong: Midway Musings on 'Little Sister Death'

“๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ถ๐“ธ๐“ผ๐“ฝ ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐”‚๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“ท๐“ธ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ต ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ’๐“ต๐“ต ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ญ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐”‚๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป.” Now there’s a claim that’s hard to refuse! During the summer I spent a month, entitled ๐Ÿฅ€ Southern Spell ๐Ÿฅ€ , exploring the southern gothic. I first posted (on Instagram) about William Gay’s Little Sister Death then. Some of you praised the novel, or declared adoration for… Read More Generally Gothic Bookworm Readalong: Midway Musings on 'Little Sister Death'

Into that Eden of Poisonous Flowers: 'Rappaccini's Daughter' Readalong

Welcome to the very second Generally Gothic Book Club read-along, and thank you for your patience as this week’s read-along turned into this fortnight‘s read-along… As explained over on Instagram, November, dubbed โ€˜Nature is Gothicโ€™, has been dedicated to exploring the โ€“ you guessed it โ€“ gothic within our natural world. Whilst many of us are… Read More Into that Eden of Poisonous Flowers: 'Rappaccini's Daughter' Readalong

Flickering… in the Middle of Nowhere: ‘The Wind’

“๐“˜๐“ผ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ฝ ๐”€๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ฝ ๐”€๐“ฎ ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ด ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ด๐“ฎ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ถ; ๐“ช ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฝ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“ฏ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ด๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ญ๐“ญ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ท๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ฎ?” – Lizzy, The Wind The bleak and blustering narrative of The Wind takes place during the pioneer days in a wild western state of America. Lizzy and her husband Isaac live alone, in a simple cabin surrounded by… Read More Flickering… in the Middle of Nowhere: ‘The Wind’

Generally Gothic Book Club Readalong: 'Rappaccini's Daughter'

“๐•ฒ๐–Ž๐–”๐–›๐–†๐–“๐–“๐–Ž ๐–˜๐–™๐–Ž๐–‘๐–‘ ๐–‹๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–‰ ๐–“๐–” ๐–‡๐–Š๐–™๐–™๐–Š๐–— ๐–”๐–ˆ๐–ˆ๐–š๐–•๐–†๐–™๐–Ž๐–”๐–“ ๐–™๐–๐–†๐–“ ๐–™๐–” ๐–‘๐–”๐–”๐– ๐–‰๐–”๐–œ๐–“ ๐–Ž๐–“๐–™๐–” ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–Œ๐–†๐–—๐–‰๐–Š๐–“ ๐–‡๐–Š๐–“๐–Š๐–†๐–™๐– ๐–๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–œ๐–Ž๐–“๐–‰๐–”๐–œ.” This week, I will be reading the short story, RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and you are invited to read with me. Born in Salem, Massachusetts with direct connections to the historic American witch trials, Hawthorne is famously the… Read More Generally Gothic Book Club Readalong: 'Rappaccini's Daughter'