Reading Recap: November

I can't believe Autumn is over. The best season always flys by. I swear the winter chill arrived early this year. In fact, it was snowing a bit earlier today. Well, sleet but close enough.  I haven't been reading as much this month, mostly because I have been rather busy with work and family stuff.... Continue Reading →

Drop The Book: Telltale Signs You Should DNF and Why

As readers, we have all experienced this at some point or another. You are reading something that, frankly, has lost you. Maybe the plot is going in a different direction than you were led to believe. Perhaps you don't connect with the characters or, being honest, the book is boring you to tears. You feel... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Mexican Gothic

In-laws can be tricky. Sometimes they say insensitive things at the dinner table, while other times they harbour dark intentions that threaten your life. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia follows socialite NoemĂ­ Taboada, who receives an ominous letter from her beloved cousin, Catalina. It seems that the honeymoon period with her new husband has been cut... Continue Reading →

Magical Realism Recommendations

While I pride myself on reading almost all genres, except romance. I don't mean to offend, but I don't get it. However, I will admit that I do have a couple of favourite genres and sub-genres. One of them is Magic Realism. Magic realism or magical realism is a style of story that contains fantastical... Continue Reading →

Reading Recap: October

Happy Halloween, everyone! Today is the best holiday as far as I am concerned, the spookiest day of the year. I'm planning on having a chill celebration this year, dressing up a bit with some snacks and watching horror movies.  I hope however you chose to celebrate tonight, you have a hauntingly good time! Is... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: The Cat Who Saved Books

While I agree that Autumn, especially October, is prime horror reading season, I am also fond of reading cosy lighter books around this time of year. After all, after reading something intense, it makes sense to read something softer as a breather. Enter, The Cat Who Saved Books. This novel has it all, a talking cat,... Continue Reading →

Lovecraftian Book Recommendations

What is the spooky season, if not an excuse to binge read horror? I am a sucker for Lovecraftian horror. It is easily my favourite subgenre. They often discuss topics such as mental health, humanity and unspeakable evil. Not to mention how many authors these days use the subgenre to discuss real-world issues such as... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Dark Harvest

I think I stumbled on a near-perfect Halloween read. Creepy monster? Check. Harvest time festivities with a body count? Check. Autumnal vibes with a hint of nostalgia? Check. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge is a horror novel set in a backwater town with one hell of an annual tradition.  He goes by different names, October Boy,... Continue Reading →

Autumn Reading Traditions

I think I have made my adoration for autumn rather apparent lately. I can't help it since, at this time of year, I am in my element. I am more upbeat and content than usual. There is something in that autumn air, it adds a bit more pep to my step as the leaves crush... Continue Reading →

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