rebecca

Thoughts on the Allure of the Gothic Novel

Gothic. The word conjures visions of looming castles, old Hammer horror films, bad behavior between siblings, and women in white nightgowns running from something. But what do we mean by Gothic when we speak of Gothic novels? The simplest definition of “gothic” is good but lacking—gothic is romance plus horror. But Margaret Atwood, a gothic… Read More »

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Lazy Day Binge-Reads

Rain again. I was at the window earlier today as the morning light began to suffuse the fog, giving shape to the pine trees and the slender chimney of the house across the way, from where a thin stream of smoke had trickled upward and disappeared into the mist. The streets were dull and gray,… Read More »

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Books and Beverages: Fall Edition

This summer we had a couple of book and drink recommendations to spend your sunny afternoons with. As tasty as lemonade and iced coffee may be, however, they don’t quite go as well with the crisp autumnal weather we’re enjoying now, so read on to pick your choice among these new seasonal pairings.    … Read More »

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