Book Reviews, Classic Literature, Horror, Supernatural

Reviewing: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Predating Dracula by 25 years, Carmilla is one of the first stories to inform the knowledge of the vampire that persists in folklore to this day. Set in Styria, in Austria, the novella is presented as a study informed by letters from the protagonist and journal keeper, Laura. This is pretty common for early gothic… Continue reading Reviewing: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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Lifestyle, Mental Health, Personal

Mental wellness and the radical act of self-kindness

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows “Mental Wellness” does sound like something posh people with lots of spare time do, it sounds inherently pretentious and when you’re depressed and unable to… Continue reading Mental wellness and the radical act of self-kindness

Book Reviews, Fiction, History, LGBT+

Reviewing: Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

If I had to live in the world depicted in these pages, a world that once was – where I was restrained away from all that I hold dear today, it would have destroyed me. I am a tax paying, working, university educated lesbian who doesn’t like babies. I am literally a Suffragette’s dream and… Continue reading Reviewing: Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Book Reviews, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBT+, Science Fiction

Reviewing: It Devours! By Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Science, Faith, Giant Sand Creatures. Admit it, you’re intrigued. It Devours! is the second instalment of the Welcome to Night Vale novel series – set after but not directly linked to Welcome to Night Vale, a Novel. Despite their standalone nature I would recommend reading them in order for the sake of continuity, as a… Continue reading Reviewing: It Devours! By Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Book Reviews, Fiction, LGBT+, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Reviewing: Welcome To Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Nightvale is, in many ways, like many places. It has a City Hall, a diner, a pawn shop, a school. In other ways it is not like many places at all. It has an unusually high death toll, for one, city hall sits shrouded in velvet at night, the diner serves invisible pie, the pawn… Continue reading Reviewing: Welcome To Night Vale: A Novel by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Book Reviews, Fantasy

Reviewing: To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

I was obsessed with The Little Mermaid as a child, we even have a picture of me dressed as Ariel sitting by my Grandma‘ s tropical fish tank when I was about six or seven. It will never see the light of day on the internet, but it’s a thing. As someone who has always… Continue reading Reviewing: To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo