My First-Year Blogging Journey

Photo by Jan Gottweiss on Unsplash Happy Wednesday, fellow book-lovers and readers! This month marks my blog's one-year birthday, and, to commemorate it, today I'll be sharing my blogging journey from the past year. It's been quite the adventure and I've enjoyed every moment of it. And, honestly, I can't believe that a year has… Continue reading My First-Year Blogging Journey

November Plans

October was a fun month with lots of great spooky literature and films, concluding with an amazing read-through of "The Shining." As we are now in November, today I'm sharing some of my plans and upcoming reads. Thanks for stopping by (and Happy Friday!) 🙂 Image from Goodreads I'm keeping my plans quite simple this… Continue reading November Plans

Book Review: Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Image from Goodreads "You got a knack," Hallorann said, turning to Danny. "Me, I've always called it shining."From Stephen King's "The Shining" Hi, fellow readers, and thank you for stopping by today's review of Stephen King's "The Shining." The original date I planned to post was set back a little due to visiting family over… Continue reading Book Review: Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Movie Review: “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974)

Image from IMDb For the month of October, I have decided to do a movie review of one horror film based on the votes of readers/followers (thank you for taking the poll on my October Plans post!) The majority of votes favored a review of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974), which I was so… Continue reading Movie Review: “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974)

Words Wednesday: “In a Dark Time”

Photo by Carolina Pimenta on Unsplash "In a dark time, the eye begins to see,I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;I hear my echo in the echoing wood --A lord of nature weeping to a tree."Theodore Roethke, "In a Dark Time" When I studied for my M.A. exam last semester, Theodore Roethke's poetry struck… Continue reading Words Wednesday: “In a Dark Time”

Thoughts on Nancy Drew “The Secret of the Old Clock”

Hi, fellow readers! Based on the popular vote from my "October Plans" post where I had a poll for "Which Nancy Drew book should I read?" the majority voted for "The Secret of the Old Clock." Thank you for taking part in the poll! I'm excited to talk about the very first Nancy Drew book… Continue reading Thoughts on Nancy Drew “The Secret of the Old Clock”

Book Review: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Image from Goodreads As part of my Halloween and spooky-themed month on the blog, I wanted to revisit a book that I have read before but which I feel I did not fully understand at the time: Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. To start, something that I like from… Continue reading Book Review: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Interview with M.T.S. de Guerra, Author of Dark Hacienda (a.k.a. my mom!)

Hello fellow readers! Today's post is an interview with my mom who recently self-published her book Dark Hacienda. Because her book features dark and supernatural elements, I thought it would be perfect to talk about for this month. While I have read the book myself (and love it for more reasons than it being written… Continue reading Interview with M.T.S. de Guerra, Author of Dark Hacienda (a.k.a. my mom!)

Words Wednesday: “Field of Skulls” by Mary Karr

"For you: a field of skills, angled jaws And eye sockets, a zillion scooped-out crania. They're plain once you think to look. You know such fields exist, for criminals Roam your very block, and even history lists Monsters like Adolf and Uncle Joe Who stalk the earth's orb, plus minor baby-eaters Unidentified, probably in your… Continue reading Words Wednesday: “Field of Skulls” by Mary Karr