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Blogtober Day 10: Ghostly Tropes I Like

Yes, it’s time for another spooky tropes post! These will be tropes I like that involve ghosts or appear often in ghost themed books, horror or not. Connection to the Dead I enjoy when a book is about a descendant of a ghost, or focuses on somebody that has a strong connection to a deceased […]

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Review: The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco

A presence of comfort for dead children, a presence of fear for those that would do violence. The girl in white, the girl from the well, is powerful with her age. She uses her strength to help free the spirits of children trapped on earth by the violent deaths they met. She wields power over […]

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Review – Icelandic Folk Legends: Tales of Apparitions, Outlaws, and Things Unseen by Alda Sigmundsdóttir

In this collection of translated tales, the oral legends of Iceland come to life on page in a way that reflects their origins as spoken tales. Ghosts, apparitions, deacons, and even Satan make appearances in these tales that feature elves and ogres just as easily. Legends have played a role in the history of Iceland […]

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Blogtober Day 16: Favorite Ghost Stories

I think for me, my favorite ghost stories are ones that seem real or feel real. When I was eighteen my family and I visited the British Isles as a graduation present. While in Edinburgh we did two “ghost” tours: one was campy and fun and took us around the city, the other was darker […]