The Black Cat, No. 8, May 1896

Welcome to the 8th issue of The Black Cat and the Black Cat Project! When reading stories that are 122 years old, I expect that a few of them will challenge my modern sensibilities.  In the first 7 issues of The Black Cat, usually one story a month has had some questionable element, often in … Continue reading The Black Cat, No. 8, May 1896

Review ~ Poe: A Life Cut Short

Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd Edgar Allan Poe served as a soldier and began his literary career composing verses modeled on Byron; soon he was trying out his 'prose-tales'—often horror melodramas such as The Fall of the House of Usher. As editor of the Literary Messenger he was influential among critics and … Continue reading Review ~ Poe: A Life Cut Short

Sunday Salon, 5/26

Reading I didn't finish reading anything in the past week. I went to the library on Tuesday, swearing that I wouldn't check out any books since I still had two out. Yeah, like that happened... Deal Me In: I read "The Other Hangman" by John Dickson Carr after pulling 8♣. Set in an unnamed Western … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 5/26

Down the TBR Hole 19

This is a meme started by Lia at Lost in a Story. The "rules" are: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order on ascending date added. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you're feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last … Continue reading Down the TBR Hole 19

Sunday Salon, 5/19/19

Read Finished reading Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman. I reviewed it on Thursday. I enjoyed it, but I almost feel like I should post a list of post-2000 movies that I've enjoyed. There are good movies made after 1989! Deal Me In: I pulled 10♦ which was "Cargo" by Sean Logan from New … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 5/19/19

Review ~ Life Moves Pretty Fast

Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (and Why We Don't Learn Them from Movies Anymore) by Hadley Freeman For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager … Continue reading Review ~ Life Moves Pretty Fast

Bout of Books 25!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all … Continue reading Bout of Books 25!