Magic Monday, 1/21/19

I'm a sucker for magic history, but I usually don't delve much farther back than the 1850s. Back in October, Mariano Tomatis gave a lecture about where the Gothic and stage magic sometimes intersect. https://youtu.be/IqgUNVvoeNc If you don't have time to watch/listen to the lecture, it's also available at Tomatis' Blog of Wonder in post … Continue reading Magic Monday, 1/21/19

Review ~ Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling … Continue reading Review ~ Wuthering Heights

Deal Me In, Week 17 ~ “The Southwest Chamber”

Hosted by Jay @ Bibliophilopolis "The Southwest Chamber" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Card picked: Three of Diamonds From: Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown, edited by Marvin Kaye Thoughts: Aunt Harriet has only been dead a few months. With no other living relatives, her house is inherited by her two nieces, the daughters of … Continue reading Deal Me In, Week 17 ~ “The Southwest Chamber”

Review ~ We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, … Continue reading Review ~ We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Review ~ Psycho

Psycho by Robert Bloch Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though. He has lived with Mother ever since leaving the hospital in the old house up on the hill above the Bates motel. One night Norman spies on a beautiful … Continue reading Review ~ Psycho

Gothic September ~ “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Gothic September is hosted by Michelle at Castle Macabre. Visit for all the details! "The Fall of the House of Usher" is firmly Gothic. It starts with the House, crumbling into the tarn and clearly doomed by the zig-zagging fault that extends from roof to foundation. Roderick Usher even believes that the house has sentience. … Continue reading Gothic September ~ “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Gothic September ~ “The Cask of Amontillado”

Gothic September is hosted by Michelle at Castle Macabre. Visit for all the details! I only meant to queue up the story on my Kindle to read later, but the voice of Montresor caught me and pulled me in. This is a quick little story. Fortunato has insulted Montresor many times in the past, but … Continue reading Gothic September ~ “The Cask of Amontillado”