Sunday Salon, 6/16/19

Read & Reading I did indeed finish The History of Soul 2065 and reviewed it on Friday. While at the library last week I also read a slim volume of humorous poems titled Love Poems (for Married People). I might do a short review with it and a few other things this upcoming week, if … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 6/16/19

Review ~ The History of Soul 2065

This book was provided to me by Mythic Delirium Books via NetGalley for review consideration. The History of Soul 2065 by Barbara Krasnoff Months before World War I breaks out, two young Jewish girls just on the edge of adolescence—one from a bustling Russian city, the other from a German estate—meet in an eerie, magical … Continue reading Review ~ The History of Soul 2065

Sunday Salon, 6/9/19

Read & Reading Didn't do a lot of reading this week. I'm continuing on with The Count of Monte Cristo and started the June 1896 issue of The Black Cat. I should be further along in reading The History of Soul 2065 by Barbara Krasnoff but I should still have it finished in time for … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 6/9/19

Down the TBR Hole 20

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 20

Sunday Salon, 6/2/19

Reading I'm setting those library books up and knocking them down! (Okay, not really...) Finished Poe: A Life Cut Short and Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters last week. I've already reviewed the first and I have the second queued up for later in the coming week. Deal Me In: This week I pulled … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 6/2/19

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