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11 Dec 2020, 10:11 am

Spook by Mary Roach.


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11 Dec 2020, 2:27 pm

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Spook by Mary Roach.

Good book.



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11 Dec 2020, 3:17 pm

If It Bleeds, by Stephen King.

Four horror novellas in one volume. So far so good.


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31 Dec 2020, 8:28 pm

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.


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01 Jan 2021, 8:41 pm

I just finished these (actually, I read the left one several months ago, but the subject matter overlaps somewhat...)

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02 Jan 2021, 9:02 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.


I love Great Expectations. :heart:

I'm reading Pamela, by Samuel Richardson.



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08 Jan 2021, 1:35 am

The Illustrated Secret History of the World by Mark Booth



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08 Jan 2021, 2:25 pm

The Stubborn Light of Things by Melissa Hartman. It's nature writing and it's very good. I love her descriptions.



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13 Jan 2021, 8:59 pm

I'm so excited that my book finally arrived! I waited a month for it, and I love it!

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From Broadview Press:

In this Victorian tale, a young woman recuperating at her aunt’s house in a Scottish town is spending a good deal of time looking out at the world through an upstairs window. Across the way is a university library; one of its windows holds particular interest—but the things she sees there at one moment are gone the next. Is what she has seen real, or a figment of her adolescent imagination?

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“A timely edition of one of the Victorian era’s most brilliant—if hitherto under-read—ghost stories, at once a tale of frustrated romance and a haunting allegory of women’s marginal relation to male-defined spheres of learning and literary authority. Annmarie S. Drury’s introduction and the volume’s supplementary materials usefully situate the story in such relevant contexts as its place in its author’s career, Victorian debates about reading for girls, views on the supernatural, and issues of Scottish national identity.” — Tamar Heller, University of Cincinnati

“‘The Library Window’ is one of the finest Victorian ghost stories: a compelling mixture of psychological acuity, mystery, and tragic love which is at once a vivid portrait of adolescence and a sophisticated meditation on the experience of haunting. This new edition provides a helpful introduction and notes alongside a range of informative contextual material which situates Oliphant's story in Victorian considerations of the supernatural, women’s health, psychology, and the profession of authorship.” — Nick Freeman, Loughborough University

“Margaret Oliphant’s ‘The Library Window’ is one of the most important ghost stories of the late nineteenth century. This new edition helps to contextualize the story with well-chosen extracts from contemporary texts on the psychology of the adolescent and the social role of the library.” — Penny Fielding, University of Edinburgh



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Yesterday, 2:23 pm

Today's book: A collection of five Gothic horror stories by Le Fanu.

"The Familiar" is really creeping me out. :skull: :skull: :skull:


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Yesterday, 3:09 pm

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls. Suffragettes (British) and queerness all rolled up into one!



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Today, 2:01 am

Right now I am reading Junji Ito’s Frankenstein which I borrowed from my boyfriend. I also downloaded Radical Mycology onto my phone which I have been meaning to read. I’ve read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley before and it’s one of my favorites so reading the manga where it explores more of the gruesome horror of Dr. Frankenstein thru art is really interesting.


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Today, 12:43 pm

I've just started this book, and it's getting very intense!

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The Monk (Matthew Lewis, 1796)



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IsabellaLinton wrote:
I've just started this book, and it's getting very intense!

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The Monk (Matthew Lewis, 1796)


This book is in the public domain and free to read online or download
from the internet archive.
https://archive.org/details/ParadiseLos ... d/mode/1up



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17 minutes ago

I know, thanks. (blushes) :oops: I don't read books online. I buy and collect them all, which is my one great indulgence / special interest.

I read journals online, and I'll possibly read Candide from Gutenberg, but I own everything else.