I’ve been thinking lately about a certain iconic character that crops up again and again in gothic literature: the witch. Witches embody the greatest fears of the societies they belong to, from devil worship to the idea of women wielding power. They are some of literature’s most controversial figures, and some of my favorite to read about. Thus, I felt they deserved their own literary canon. (Click here to see the other literary canon lists I’ve done.) Below are a few of the central texts in the body of witchy literature: Continue reading The Witch Literary Canon
Hello, dear readers! I just wanted to let you all know that I’m going to be out of the country for the next couple of weeks. Not to fear, though! I’ve scheduled everything in advance, so posts will be going up as usual every Monday. I just won’t be around to respond to your comments and answer your questions.
I’ll be back by the beginning of February. Until then, stay spooky!
Talia doesn’t believe in the old gods and the legends that her mother used to tell her beside the fire. But just because she doesn’t believe, doesn’t mean they aren’t real.… Ancient curses and buried prophecies rise up from the depths in Joanna Ruth Meyer’s Beneath the Haunting Sea. What better way to start off the new year than with a brand new book from a debut author, right? It’s the perfect time for fresh voices and new perspectives. Beneath the Haunting Sea comes out tomorrow, January 9th. Find it at your local retailer, or scroll to the bottom of this post to buy it online and support the blog by using my IndieBound affiliate link. Continue reading Beneath the Haunting Sea–A Mythic Debut
Another year gone, and another year of new books ahead of us! This week I want to continue my yearly tradition of rounding up all the books that I’m most looking forward to in the new year. I hope to look back at this list when picking out my next read. Continue reading Books I’m Excited for in 2018