Reviews, Scottish Reads

O Caledonia

Janet lies murdered beneath the castle stairs, attired in her mother’s black lace wedding dress, lamented only by her pet jackdaw… Author Elspeth Barker masterfully evokes the harsh climate of Scotland in this atmospheric gothic tale that has been compared to the works of the Brontës, Edgar Allan Poe, and Edward Gorey. Immersed in a… Continue reading O Caledonia

Reviews, Scottish Reads, Vlogs

Reading Scottish Wrap Up- April

While this month has been a bit of a slower reading month for me, I still managed to read some Scottish fiction. I’m super passionate about reading Scottish fiction because we have so many amazing authors and there are so many literary gems just waiting to be found! My Reading Scottish Vlog I read… Continue reading Reading Scottish Wrap Up- April

Reviews, Vlogs

Reading Spooky Books

I was either super smart or super silly as I decided to spend a week reading a seasonal read every day. Seven spooky or at least, Halloween-esque books! Anything scary, spooky, creepy, or vaguely Halloween themed was eligible for this self imposed challenge. I also went on a wee book haul that I couldn’t resist!… Continue reading Reading Spooky Books


Christmas Rereading

‘Tis the season to do rereadsFa la la la laLa la la la I am a fan of rereading books that I have previously enjoyed but in December I really am all about the rereads. Are you a fan of rereading books that you’ve already adored? I have some festive favourites that I like to… Continue reading Christmas Rereading

Book Recommendation of the Month, Reviews


This book was so amazing that it was chosen as my favourite book of October aka Caley's Book Recommendation of the Month That Nobody Asked For Isolated in a remote mansion in a Central European forest, Laura longs for companionship- until a carriage accident brings another young woman into her life: the secretive and sometimes… Continue reading Carmilla


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.… Continue reading The Picture of Dorian Gray