Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes

Born August 5, 1850, Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. He wrote more than 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of poetry. It is with Le Gaulois in 1883 that de Maupassant diverted himself from a career asContinue reading “Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes”

My Summer TBR: Horror Fun in the Sun!

Who else is getting a little sick of being indoors? I’m not a super outdoorsy person, but I do enjoy the occasional venturing to places outside my home – you know, like the bookstore, the coffee shop, etc. Maybe once a year or so, my boyfriend & I will make a 2 hour drive toContinue reading “My Summer TBR: Horror Fun in the Sun!”

MOnster monday: The Voodoo Doll

The term Voodoo doll is commonly employed to describe an effigy into which pins are inserted. Although it comes in various different forms, such practices are found in the magical traditions of many cultures across the world. Although the use of the term Voodoo implies that the practice has links to either the religion of Haitian Vodou or Louisiana Voodoo, in reality, it does not haveContinue reading “MOnster monday: The Voodoo Doll”

“The Plague” by Albert Camus

There is no more important book to understand our times than Albert Camus’s The Plague, a novel about a virus that spreads uncontrollably from animals to humans and ends up destroying half the population of a representative modern town. Camus speaks to us now not because he was a magical seer, but because he correctlyContinue reading ““The Plague” by Albert Camus”

Monster Monday or Monday Motivation?

The week has just begun, get out there and terrorize that village… err, attack that work project with the tenacity of a laboratory engineered superhuman.

Henry James – Of Course I Was Under the Spell

“Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one.” —THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James, born on this day, April 15, 1843.

Sunday Read

Real friends let you borrow books.  A fellow toastmaster handed this to me on Friday.  We had talked before about the horror genre and he mentioned this author, @clivebarkerofficial, and he thought it was a good fit for me.  I’ll keep ya posted  #amreading #unplug #horror #clivebarker #horror #grotesque #sunday #lazysunday #leer #leendo #libroContinue reading “Sunday Read”