saying goodbye to Poevember.

Alas! It is once again that time of year when we must say farewell to our friend Poevember. I had so much fun reading and reviewing EdgarAllan Poe's work, and I hope it sparked a bit of interest for Poe's writing in you all. It's hard to pick a favorite piece of writing, so I'll …

Poevember: THE RAVEN

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary..." So begins one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous works, "The Raven." This poem tells the tale of a man who is visited by a talking raven, who only speaks one unsettling word again and again. As the narrator gradually descends into insanity, the …

more books: ¡en español!

For all of you in the United States, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I'm really excited about the books I have to show you today, because they're Spanish translations! I've been taking Spanish classes for the past five years in school, but I'm by no means fluent. I read a Spanish translation of …

Poevember: THE GOLD-BUG

"Many years ago, I contracted an intimacy with a Mr. William Legrand." When the narrator hears that his friend William Legrand has been bitten by a mysterious gold bug, he is eager to know more. However, he soon realizes that this bug is driving Legrand to the point of obsessive insanity, as he attempts to …

WWW Wednesdays: November 26th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? I'm still listening to the audiobook of The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie. It's taking me a while to finish, but I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm on part 6 of 7, so I should be done …

top ten tuesday: books on my winter tbr

Hi everyone! It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the awesome blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is an interesting one: Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR. Whenever I make To Be Read lists I always have the best intentions in mind, but very rarely do I end up actually reading …

Poevember: THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

"The mental features discoursed of as the analytical, are, in themselves, but little susceptible of analysis." "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is an intriguing short story about a brilliant detective and an unsettling mystery. When two women are horrifically murdered, the authorities immediately begin to investigate the case. Several witnesses offer accounts of their experiences …

QUOTE: Edgar Allan Poe

"It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream."  ~ Edgar Allan Poe This week is the final week of Poevember 2014! My, how fast it has come and gone! I'll be doing an official wrap-up post at the end of the month, But I just wanted to say a quick thanks …

bucket list tag.

This tag is short and sweet! A big thanks to The Writing Hufflepuff for tagging me! 🙂 The rules are: Write the rules in your post Thank the person who tagged you Write ten things that you wish to do in the future Tag 5 other bloggers to do this tag Let's get started, shall …

birthday haul.

Why hello there, lovely readers! Last weekend was my eighteenth birthday, and boy did I receive some fantastic gifts! I thought I would share them with you since I think you guys might like them. The first is this adorable green teapot. Isn't the color fabulous? It has a little strainer thing in it for …