A Little About Me...
I am a thirty-something book worm, and have enjoyed the art of reading for as long as I can remember. I first discovered gothic romances when I was a student in high school. I was always intrigued by the dark mood of the books, many are entertaining as well as historically educational. The settings were always creepy and mysterious and seeing a female heroine resolve a mystery towards the end (and often finding true love, fortune, etc) was always rewarding for me. I have been reading them for some years and hope to backtrack and review some of the ones I have already read, as well as the future ones I read.
These days, it's becoming more difficult to find good gothic romance novels. Over the years I have watched in sadness as even the meager one-row selection at the local public library has dwindled to a mere few hundred volumes, if even that many. Those of us who have found our reading pleasure in the vintage gothics are left to fill our stock at rummage sales, ebay, amazon and the descripit corners of antique and mildewed thrift shops.
Nonetheless, I felt an urgency to create this blog and document my gothic romance library, as well as review books (vintage and contemporary) because it appears that gothic romances are a dying art. I have been collecting them for years and they have brought me much reading pleasure and I feel compelled to share this interest/passion with others who enjoy this rare genre.