Anyway, in the past weeks I've found quite a few gothic-romance treats. We'll start with the ebook collections on Amazon. There's literally hundreds of megapacks sporting classic horror, gothic, mystery, female-sleuth-type stories (you know, the kind we love). I grabbed a few of those last week:
I won't go into great detail describing them. They are pretty self-explanatory. And for just .99 cents each, what can you lose? They also have a collection of Wilkie Collins gothic romance books and a collection of scary Victorian stories...I think those are next on my list of Kindle buys! They are worth checking out, anyway, especially if you are a GR fan or a fan or horror/mystery/suspense. Many of the stories/books were published between the 1930's and 1960's.
I also made a great find at my local Goodwill (thrift shops and second-hand shops are exceptional for those hard to find vintage books and other misc. things you might have to otherwise order/buy online).
I am a lover of the old vintage, mystery-type TV shows. Boris Karloff's are reminiscent of the old Chiller and Thriller shows, as well as Alfred Hitchcock Presents (only to name a few, I actually have a more in-depth post planned specifically to outline these TV shows later on). But for a mere $7, I got this whole boxed set. I may later review some of my favorite episodes as I watch them.
And, as you know if you've read the blog previously, I've been in the middle of moving these past couple of weeks. I actually put my complete Gothic Romance collection (nearly 1000 books) in storage and am planning to read what's on my Kindle and my Open Library lists before I unload my beloved collection. So, lots of reviews coming this year straight from my ebook reading! Don't fear, though, I still plan on finding photo's of those lovely, creepy vintage book covers we all lose ourselves in.
But, as I was saying, I purchased a few books this week from the thrift shop (can't refuse a good find, right?). I'm particularly fond of one I found, Phantom of the Opera, and have begun to read it. It's a bit tedious here and there (being written in the early 1900's) but so far it's a pretty creepy, engaging read.
|This, of course, is a first edition, in French. My copy looks sorta the same, only in English.|
Also, please don't forget to read my interview with Poet's United (a beloved community for poets and writers). Unless many of you don't know, I do write and publish poetry and have lots going on in my personal blog.
I invite you to visit them both. I do mention my Gothic Romance blog in my interview and am always willing to do what I can to keep the timeless gothic alive and thriving.
So, that about wraps up this little round-up.
Until next time, I wish you happy reading, and writing, and gothic-romancing.