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PhD Life – December Recap

December is over. I can’t believe it. What Happened This Month: Talked about 19th century ghost stories at a reading group Watched The Phantom of the Opera and discussed it as a Gothic text Had a supervisory meeting December Plan: Write a proposal for the IGA conference Work on at least 5 books in Special Collections Finish… Continue reading PhD Life – December Recap

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Title: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings Author: Charles Dickens Genre: Ghost Story / Classics Date: 2003 (1843) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 288 Started: 26th December 2017 Completed: 26th December 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘Merry Christmas!…every idiot who goes about with “Merry Christmas” on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding’ Dickens’ story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is… Continue reading Book Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018 These books are just books I want to read in 2018. They’re not new releases because I don’t generally bother with anything like that. The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

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ARC Book Review: The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz (Jane Hawk #2)

Title: The Whispering Room Author: Dean Koontz Genre: Thriller Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: 28th December 2017 ISBN 13: 9780007520176 Pages: 528 Started: 22nd December 2017 Completed: 23rd December 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: “No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.” These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered,… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz (Jane Hawk #2)

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Book Review: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Title: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Author: M. R. James Genre: Ghost Story / Classics Date: 2017 (1904) Publisher: Collins Classics Pages: 156 Started: 7th October 2017 Completed: 7th October 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘At first you saw only a mass of coarse, matted black hair; presently it was seen that this covered a body of fearful thinness, almost a skeleton, but with the… Continue reading Book Review: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James