Q&A July 2018: What you readin’? Part 1

As I am almost done reading two novels right now, which will be reviewed on here in the next couple of weeks, and there’s too many thunderbugs outside for me to actually do nothing this afternoon – let’s have a little blog q&a! I haven’t done one of these questions lists for a good few years… Continue reading Q&A July 2018: What you readin’? Part 1

Recent Reads: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs (Penguin UK, 2016, 192 pgs) A collection of short stories from the annals of Peculiar history, told by Millard Nullings, accomplished philologist and scholar, and ward of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. In these tales are lessons to be learned, sights to see, and secrets to keep.… Continue reading Recent Reads: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

True Crime: ‘The Cases That Haunt Us’ (2000) & ‘Mindhunter’ (1995)

John E. Douglas is one of the most well known true crime writers today, inspiring authors a-plenty with his varied career as one of the first modern criminal profilers who worked within the FBI, formerly as a Special Agent. His numerous books chronicle not only his career in the field but also the history of criminal… Continue reading True Crime: ‘The Cases That Haunt Us’ (2000) & ‘Mindhunter’ (1995)

The Big Read: ‘House of Leaves’ (Part One)

“Largeness has always been a condition of the weird and unsafe; it is over-whelming, too much or too big. […] [the uncanny] is neither homey nor protective, nor comforting, nor familiar. It is alien, exposed, and unsettling, or in other words, the perfect description of the house on Ash Tree Lane.” [28] “an unremarkable door… Continue reading The Big Read: ‘House of Leaves’ (Part One)