The Writer’s Block Journal: Week XXI

The book I am reading is something of a writer’s guide, and it makes much of ‘elegant brevity.’ I feel as though I can write one way or the other, never managing to achieve perfect balance. My lexicon is made up of two lines, on opposing ends of a football pitch. I am either a … Continue reading The Writer’s Block Journal: Week XXI

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books That Give off Autumn Vibes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly tag by That Artsy Reader Girl, go check it out and get involved! I like Autumn. I like the warm colours, the misty aesthetic, the cold-but-not-wet feeling, Halloween starting and ending, and beginning to gear up for Christmas. It's a nice time of year.   10.) Twilight - Stephenie Meyer Yes, … Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books That Give off Autumn Vibes

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Gothic Novels

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly tag by That Artsy Reader Girl, go check it out and get involved! Gothic literature is one of my specialist subjects. I did three modules on it across four years at university, and wrote my Master's dissertation on Northumbrian Gothic. So, for this week's Halloween Freebie, I thought I'd share some … Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Gothic Novels

REVIEW: The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch – Ladislav Klíma

★★★★✩ | 4/5 This review was originally published on Bookmunch, check it out HERE. Thanks so much to Twisted Spoon for the advanced copy of this book.   Picture this: you are open-handed, palms facing upwards. Sitting on one hand is Franz Kafka, curled in a self-loathsome ball. On the other is the Marquis de … Continue reading REVIEW: The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch – Ladislav Klíma

The Writer’s Block Journal: XX

She removed everything from their studio, and painted the walls white for him. She ripped out the carpets with bloody hands, and slopped white paint over the floorboards too. She dragged a chair into the middle of the room, overexposed with light now that she’d torn the curtains from their hooks. She’d taken the rails … Continue reading The Writer’s Block Journal: XX

MINI-REVIEW: After She Wrote Him – Sulari Gentill

★★✩✩✩ | 2/5   Thanks so much to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen for the advanced copy of this book.   Madeleine D’Leon makes a living primarily as the writer of a semi-successful series of crime novels. When she experiences a sudden burst of inspiration in the form of a vivid character who she names Edward … Continue reading MINI-REVIEW: After She Wrote Him – Sulari Gentill