Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Wish Were On Social Media (Classics Edition!)

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten authors that have a fun social media presence. However, I don't really follow many authors on social media these days. Instead, I'm going to share ten authors of classics that I wish could have been on social …

5 Classics for November

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Although most people seem to dislike November (at least in New England where I live) because all of the pretty leaves die and everything is dead, it's actually my favorite month of the year. This might …

Top Ten Tuesday: Short Stories that Exceed Tall Expectations

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share our favorite short story collections. While I usually prefer reading novels over short stories, I have enjoyed several fantastic collections. Here are a few of my favorites! Apparently I haven't read enough short story collections to fill …

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors of Short Stories

Happy Tuesday!! Since this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is one that I've already done recently, I decided to go with a bit of different twist. Today I'll be sharing ten of my favorite authors who have written excellent short stories. I don't read short stories very often-- mostly just when I'm assigned to read them …

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Keep You Up At Night

BOO!!! Are you scared yet? If not, you're about to be pretty soon! Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time for a Top Ten Tuesday Halloween freebie theme. This week I'm sharing my Top Ten Books to Keep You Up At Night. Grab the nearest cozy blanket and switch on your flashlight, because you're going …

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Really Want to Meet (But Can’t)

When I first saw that the theme for this week would be the Top Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet, I was a little stumped. I always to try make my Top Ten Tuesday posts as unique as possible with my choices, but I felt like my answers would be the same as many other people. I …

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 …

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 …

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 …