My children are little devils. Angels. I mean angels. *
I finished A Man Called Ove last night. I give it 4/5. There was a bit of a disconnect with the translation/culture differences, and a lot of the characters were kind of flat for me, but I loved watching Ove's journey. I loved the insights provided and how they were often provided with a side dish of humor. *
Challenges: #allthebooksoct - ghost stories: if you want to crack up while reading a ghost story, read The Castle of Otranto. It's even better immediately followed by Northanger Abbey. #geekyglowreadsoctoberfest - paranormal books: I couldn't think of a single paranormal book on my shelf, so we're going to make The Castle of Otranto work with this. *
On another note: we didn't have kid toothpaste for a couple nights, so I had them use ours. The 2 yr old hated it because it was kind of hot for her. Today I pulled it out to use for myself and she yelled, "No! Don't make me use the fire toothpaste!" If you could have only seen the face of distress at the thought of using 'fire' toothpaste even one more time. 😂
‘Tis the season for some spooky classics! 🌙
Gothic literature and poetry often feature young heroines and heroes thrown into haunted lands with supernatural visions, curses, and secrets. You’ll often come across a sprawling estate with mysterious, unexplained events, with characters struggling to answer the question: are there truly specters to blame, or are the real monsters more human? 🌙
WIELAND is my personal favorite of this trio, but if you’re looking for a quick read, TURN OF THE SCREW is incredibly similar, with a more succinct story that is still chillingly Gothic. There’s always the short stories and poems of Edgar Allen Poe to keep you in the Halloween mood, too 😉 🌙
Good morning! 😊Just discovered 2 of my items are being featured in Folksy's Halloween Decorations gift guide!! 🎃 😄 So if you're looking for some unique, handmade spooky finds be sure to check out all the ghoulish goodies on Folksy!! 👻✨link to my shop in my bio...✨Have a good one friends! 🕯👻🎃🦇🕷
Today we did a “gallery walk” to study the elements of gothic literature! First, I turned the lights off, played some stormy background noise, and hung cobwebs up in my room. Then, I taped various gothic pictures on my walls. I had my students rotate and write (on sticky notes) their observations and analysis of the mood each picture created. They nailed it!
I'm so in love with @litemporium's enamel pins! Did you know you can win the Jane Eyre one (swipe for pic) in my Christmas giveaway? Just head to my bio and click on the link to be in with a chance of winning over £200+ worth of goodies in time for Christmas 🎅🎁🎄📚🤓
It's fall break at ECU, and that means more time for pleasure reading! Jane recommends a collection of old school Gothic stories headed off by Polidori's original vampire tale, The Vampyre (1819). Lord Ruthven was the first bloodsucker to infiltrate polite society and despoil their daughters. The volume also includes chilling tales by Sheridan Le Fanu and the aptly named Catherine Gore! #gothicliterature#oxfordworldsclassics#halloweenreads#19thcenturyliterature
(GIVEAWAY) Happy early Halloween, everyone. If you, a friend, or loved one is looking for a spooky ghost story to put you in the Halloween spirit, my co-author and I are running a giveaway. The winner receives a signed copy of our Gothic novel “Winterbay Abbey: A Ghost Story”. The book is perfect for fans of Susan Hill’s “The Woman in Black” and Alejandro Amenábar’s “The Others”. Have a peek at the link in my bio to see the details and enter. Shares are always appreciated. Good luck!
#inktober day 16. Prompt: Shattered
This exploring was going to get her in trouble. Victoria Von Damsel had now been forbidden from wandering the halls of Fog Manor Mansion.
Not in so many words, of course.
Lord Spookenhiem would never deny her anything.
He had become a cloying presence, her near constant shadow. He escorted her to meals, he took her on walks through the gardens, all the while helming her tighter and tighter in with silky words and suggestions.
"Oh, Miss Damsel, the manor is in such a state of disrepair."
"Such dreadfully dull books in that library. They wouldn't interest you."
"Not that hallway, my dear, nothing of interest that way."
"Wouldn't you feel more comfortable waiting in your rooms until I can escort you?"
If he was only concerned with her safety, perhaps she would listen. But there was something, an undercurrent that put her on edge.
So she explored at night, because something in the manor called to her. She was connected to it somehow. There was something she needed to find, to figure out.
She had found a door fitted almost seamlessly into the wall near the giant painting and had returned to investigate.
The hour was late and there wasn't enough light.
The room was nearly empty, and she tapped on the walls, seeking out hollow spaces and hidden switches.
A resounding thunk alerted her that she had found what she was seeking.
Feeling along the wall, she pressed a small catch.
With a loud crash, she reeled backwards, falling to the floor and scuttling away.
A doll, just her size, hung limply in the newly revealed space.
It had hole in its forehead, spidering cracks across the porcelain face.
A face almost identical to Victoria Von Damsel's.
Happy Monday everyone( jk I hate Mondays)😅😅 weekends are awfully short but as promised I'm doing #tvshowsbooksmovies tagged by @jlmwrites so let's dive on in❤ ♦Book you never felt like finishing? None actually.
♦TV show you keep procrastinating? Charmed, and I'm still on season 1😖😖
♦Movies you've watched more than once? Harry Potter, First 3 Fast and Furious movies, AvP, and so much more.
♦Favorite TV show character? Well that's a hard one, but I will have to go with Phoebe from Charmed.
♦Book you can't wait to become a movie? The Stormlight Archive. Man, that would be epic!!
♦Most anticipated movie? Kingsman the Golden Circle, even though it's already out lol
♦TV show you'll cry over when it ends? None.
Thank you Jade for all the tags! I won't be tagging others in this one, but you all are welcome to join in😍😘❤ #book#bibilophile#bookstagram#instabooks#annerice#gothicliterature#vampirechronicles#horrorlit#gothichorror#fiction#bookstagramwriters#writer#writerlife#writersofig#vampire#lestat