“These metaphysics of magicians,
And necromantic books are heavenly;
Lines, circles, scenes, letters, and characters;
Ay, these are those that Faustus most desires.”
Faustus – Act I, Scene I
This blog has been online for the past 4 years, and this ‘about me’ page has seen more traffic than most of my posts, so I guess that my readers want to know a little about the weirdo who’s writing these silly reviews. I can’t really give too much away on account of the nature of my posts – I don’t want to end up being murdered (or cursed) by a disgruntled Devil-worshipper.
I’ve always liked reading books about monsters and ghosts – I had a big Goosebumps collection as a kid, but I stopped reading when I was a young teenager and didn’t pick up a book for fun until my early 20s. I’m not sure why. After finishing university, I spent a few years reading the classics, and after noticing certain trends developing with my reading habits, I decided to start a blog to document the spooky books I was going through. There’s no strict limits on what I review here, but it’s nearly all horror or occult related.
I am interested in aspects of the Occult, but I don’t consciously practice magic, and I certainly don’t think of myself as a wizard or anything. I try to keep an open mind, and my perspective on magic and that kind of stuff has shifted quite a bit since I started this blog. Most of it is bollocks, but some of it isn’t as nutty as it sounds.
Apart from reading books about the Devil, I’m pretty normal. I mostly just hang out with my family and work. I used to watch a lot of horror movies, but I rarely have the time anymore. I like a lot of rock music, all of that shouty heavy metal and punk rock crap. I occasionally write my own short fiction.
There’s facebook, twitter and tumblr pages for anyone who is interested in keeping up to date with the posts on this blog. You can also add me on Goodreads. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always happy to talk and always looking for suggestions!