B is for Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov is one that had been sitting in my bookshelf for a while. In fact, it was another one of those books that I began to read but soon stopped to read something else... I can be quite unfocused. And, as part of my new venture: to read through all my … Continue reading B is for Bulgakov


B is for Brontë

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

I'm embarrassed I left it this long to read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre's life is full of terrible hardships. Left an orphan and in the care of a cruel matriarch, and bullied and abused by her cousins, she grew to be an independent and strong-willed woman; strengthened by those circumstances; to be … Continue reading B is for Brontë

Penny Dreadful: Volume 1

Penny Dreadful comic by Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Louis De Martinis

Reading comics based on, or inspired by, a television series is always so bittersweet for me. I love the intimacy of a comic book; I love feeling like I have a role in how the story is conveyed or interpreted; I love the 'white space' where I can mentally fill in details or images the … Continue reading Penny Dreadful: Volume 1

B is for Beagle

The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle

As you know, I recently began a new venture: to read through all my unread classics in alphabetical order. First on the list is Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn. This review contains spoilers. What can I say about this book? Well, I wasn't exactly intending to do reviews for all the books I am … Continue reading B is for Beagle

The Asylum, by John Harwood

The Asylum by John Harwood

There seems to be a theme, in a number of the books I've read, being that a woman's confinement within an asylum has been part of some great conspiracy to, as I've noted before, silence them. This is the kind of thing I'd love to study, and write a paper on. And I might just … Continue reading The Asylum, by John Harwood

Florence & Giles, by John Harding

Florence and Giles by John Harding

Florence & Giles, by John Harding is unlike anything I've read before. Sure, I've seen the Gothic elements before, but I'm talking about the language. At first I was like, "Jeez, there seems to be a few errors." then I was like, "Have I forgotten English?" then I realised, "Ah!" and then it was like, "Holy … Continue reading Florence & Giles, by John Harding

An unintentional review post on Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

All of my books have arrived in the mail. Woo! I can't wait to crack into them! I recently finished reading Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland. It was amazing! But, I will speak (write?) more of that in a minute. I just started Florence and Giles, by John Harding. It was so difficult to choose (from … Continue reading An unintentional review post on Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland