Deal Me In, Week 42 ~ “The Frolic”

Hosted by Jay @ Bibliophilopolis What's Deal Me In? "The Frolic" by Thomas Ligotti Card picked: K♣ David felt his own words lingering atmospherically in the room, tainting the serenity of the house. Until then their home had been an insular haven beyond the contamination of the prison, an imposing structure outside the town limits. … Continue reading Deal Me In, Week 42 ~ “The Frolic”

#RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 3

Here are a couple of perilous goodies of which I've partaken: A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott "I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. A brooding stranger seduces her from the remote island onto his yacht. Trapped in a web … Continue reading #RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 3

#RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 2

Love and Marriage...and the Gothic I sometimes forget that gothic literature is more often than not "romantic" literature. So many gothic stories are centered on match-making and weddings and star-crossed lovers. So far, a good number of my Gothic September stories highlight this very thing. "Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter" by … Continue reading #RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 2

#RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 1

Beware the Outdoors The Ritual (2017) Directed by David Bruckner Starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton I picked this off of Netflix's horror list just because. The Ritual starts off as a pretty decent "lost in the woods" movie with a slight psychological twist. Four friends take a memorial trip to hike … Continue reading #RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 1

🎃 Fall Blogging Events 2018

Readers Imbibing Peril XIII All R.I.P. the Details I'm going to participate in Peril the First (read four books in the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, or supernatural), Peril of the Short Story, and probably Peril on the Screen. Peril the First I have three ARCs in the queue that fit … Continue reading 🎃 Fall Blogging Events 2018

The Last Perilous Update

October has been more slumpy than expected both on the reading and writing ends. The unusually high temperatures probably aren't helping. And maybe I started my Halloween celebrating too early. I'm not burnt out on "spooky," but it's definitely more on the background level of things. Which is perfectly fine and comfortable. Peril of the … Continue reading The Last Perilous Update

Mini Reviews, Vol. 10

The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James On the heels of WWI, temp girl Sarah Piper takes work as an assistant to two ghost hunters; one posh, one rough, both scarred by the war. This book was much too much of a romance for me. Sarah's spends an overage of time believing that … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 10