What Stops You Writing Your First Book?

So you’re yearning to write a book but still haven’t done it. WHY NOT? Almost every would-be writer finds reasons why they can’t write their book rather than actually getting on with it. There is a brave minority who simply throw caution to the wind and get on with it regardless of their fears. It’s …

Is Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Really Dante’s Inferno?

Willy Wonka and Dante’s Inferno:- two entities seemingly poles apart but one particularly compelling fan theory offers a link between them and some will find it difficult to refute. This well produced, entertaining and fascinating video offers up the fan theory that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory may actually be based on Dante’s Inferno. …

5 More Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

Women play an integral part of most horror movies and some actresses have carved a niche for themselves in the annals of horror history. Following on from my original post here’s another five sirens from the horror scene; Linda Blair Born Linda Denise Blair in 1959 this American actress is best known for her role of …

Uncle Sam – Cheesy Horror Movie For 4th July

Looking for a cheesy movie to watch this Independence Day? Look no further than the cheesy ‘patriotic’ horror; Uncle Sam. This is not a great horror movie but I have to say there are a lot worse out there and it is worth watching for the cheese factor alone but probably just worth watching it …

5 Scary Villains In Horror Literature

Horror books usually need a strong protagonist and for the brightness of even the brightest hero there must be a villain who is dark enough to dull that heroic light. Here’s a list of five  notable villains in horror reading. Mr Hyde – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Lewis Stevenson) Being …

Great Retro Reads 2 – The Beaver Book of Horror

When I was about 10 years old in 1977 Her Majesty the Queen was celebrating her Silver Jubilee on the throne of England and a book entered my life and changed it forever; it introduced me to the world of horror, the paranormal and horror story telling. That book was The Beaver book of horror …

Video: How It’s Made – Books

Here we see one process employed to produce books, catalogues, brochures and magazines. Unfortunately, gone are the days of the traditional printing presses and the labour intensive job of the book binder, these arts are slowly disappearing. While the modern printing processes make books more affordable and accessible they have lost some of the ‘art’ …

50 More Inspirational Book Related Quotes

My previous post featuring book related quotes was very popular so I thought it only fair to supply you, dear reader with a further 50 book related quotes. As I said earlier, I have always loved the smell of books whether the inky paper smell of new books or the earthy dusty smell of old …

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