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 …

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 …

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 …

Poevember: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

"The 'Red Death' had long devastated the country." The Red Death, a brutal disease that refuses to stop spreading, does not stop the rich from having a good time. In the midst of the chaos of fighting this plague, Prince Prospero decides to host an enormous party for his wealthy noble friends. After all, don't …

top ten tuesday: sequels I need to read NOW

Hello wonderful people! It's time for yet another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait to Read. There are a lot of series that I've started but haven't finished, so this list could easily be a mile long! In no …