Black Cat Productions Presents: Bingos No. 12 & 13 and BINGO BLACK OUT!
This has been enormously great fun; thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for putting this together and hosting it! I’ve loved following everybody’s reads – still sorry RL duties made me bow out for 2+ weeks smack in the middle of it all. Most of my selections turned out to be enjoyable, […]Read More
Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Ninth Update – Catch-Up Post and BINGOS No. 6-9
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn’t shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I’m back on track. And thus I am happy to finally be […]Read More
Horrace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto
The grandfather of all gothic literature, madly dashed out in the space of a mere eight days. Intended as a (semi-)satirical response to the “Frenchification” of the 18th century English stage, where – under the influence of Voltaire’s criticism of Shakespeare – scenes considered unduly “rough” and “uncultured” (like the gravediggers scene in Hamlet) were […]Read More