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20 Haunting Recommendations for Halloween

Halloween is coming up so I thought I’d recommend some spooky/scary/haunting books! Some of these are classics, so they’ll have links to free online editions, but some are newer books. The Monk by Matthew Lewis (1796) Set in a monastery in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of greed, power, and sexual obsession. It’s… Continue reading 20 Haunting Recommendations for Halloween

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Victorian Ghost Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Halloween Freebie! So, I’ve chosen my Favourite Ghost Stories.  All of the titles contain links that take you to free online versions of the books! 1. Number 13 by M. R.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Victorian Ghost Stories

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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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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

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Book Review: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Title: The Woman in Black Author: Susan Hill Genre: Horror / Ghost Story / Gothic Date: 1983 Publisher: Vintage Pages: 160 Started: 10th May 2016 Completed: 14th May 2016 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor in London, is summoned to Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, and to sort through her papers… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill