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How did you first get interested in Gothic books?
I was dying for something to read, and for some odd reason, thought the "adult fiction" section was for adults only (I had an irrational fear of librarians. Ironic considering I am training to be one), and as a result, never left the YA section until I was 18. lol

I was browsing, browsing, browsing and suddenly, my eye caught upon a Victoria Holt title. I don't know what drew me to the book, but it was fate, I say. I consumed every book in the library with the sort of script gothic romance hardcovers shared, and any book illustrated by (what I soon recognized) artists who did most of the gothic romance covers, like Ben Stahl or Richard Clifton-Dey. Victoria Holt and her pen name, Philippa Carr, Jill Tattersall, Anne-Marie Sheridan, Mary Linn Roby, Phyllis Whitney (until I discovered that she recycled her plots over and over again) Carola Salisbury, et al.

It's funny, but, when I am burnt out on any other genre of book, or I have no clue what to read, a gothic romance, no matter how often I've read it, always remains enjoyable.

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RE: How did you first get interested in Gothic books? - by Cherchezlafemme - 12-26-2007, 07:13 PM

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