My Ranking of the Harry Potter Books

For today’s post, I have decided to do my own ranking of my current opinions on the whole Harry Potter series.   Now, I want to preface this by saying that none of the seven Harry Potter books ranked here are not amazing, this is simply my current favorite ranking of the novels!   This…

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Luna Lovegood, Quirky Creative Icon

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss one of my all-time favorite Harry Potter characters. Luna Lovegood is first introduced to readers in the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She is initially described as a very eccentric Ravenclaw girl who is in Ginny’s year, often being…

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The Frost King; or The Power of Love by Louisa May Alcott

For day six of Winter Faerytale Week, I have decided to focus on a tale by Louisa May Alcott.    The Frost King; or The Power of Love is one of the Wintery fairytales written by the author best known for her iconic novel Little Women. This is the story of a faery named Violet…

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Literary Faery Queens

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at three literary Faery Queens.   I will briefly discuss each Faery Queen in her own short section.    Gloriana ~Gloriana is the titular character of Edmund Spenser’s poem The Faerie Queene.   While she is more of an overarching driving force than a character…

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My Top 5 Favorite Gothic Villains and Anti-Heroes

For today’s post, I have decided to share a list of my five favorite male characters in Gothic literature.   These characters are all villains or at least anti-heroes.   They are the most fun male characters in these types of novels, after all!   Without further ado, here is my list. Number 5: Mr.…

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Gothic in Shakespeare: Hamlet and Macbeth

For today’s post, I have decided to take a brief look at the concept of the Gothic as it is found in the works of Shakespeare.   In many ways, he is one of the first to truly inspire the Gothic Romance movement!  This is seen most obviously in his plays Hamlet and Macbeth.  …

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The Real Women in Edgar Allan Poe’s Life

Surprise!   It’s a bonus post for this year’s Gothic Romance Week!   Continuing with the Edgar Allan Poe theme, I wanted to do a post not on his work, but on the women we know inspired it!   I will only be discussing here his mother and the women to whom he was either…

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Favorite Male Vampire Characters

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at some of my favorite male vampire characters, in no particular ranking. Dracula ~Dracula is the most obvious choice of male vampire character to list as a favorite.   He is the eponymous character of the novel that really cemented the vampire as the favorite…

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Victorian Gothic Vibes in Films

For today’s post, I have decided to do a list of films that have a Victorian Gothic vibe about them.   It will not be a countdown, just a list of nine films that fit this vibe for those who, like myself, adore the Victorian Gothic feel! ~Bram Stoker’s Dracula~ ~My favorite filmed version of…

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My Top 5 Favorite Gothic Romance Couples

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of the top five Gothic Romance couples that I adore! Number 5: Lestat & Louis ~My number five choice is the main couple of The Vampire Chronicles.   Lestat and Louis were certainly always meant to be a couple, but could easily be sanitized as…

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