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

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

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

Sunday Salon, 5/12/2019

Read Didn't finish anything this past week. I did finally get into some short stories I haven't read in the complete, unabridged Edgar Allan Poe that I'm reading. The delightful macabre surprise among the stories thus far is "MS. Found in a Bottle," a creepier version of "A Descent into the Maelström." Deal Me In: … Continue reading Sunday Salon, 5/12/2019

Mini Reviews ~ Two Classics

  Love and Mr. Lewisham by H. G. Wells Young, impoverished and ambitious, science student Mr Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement. But when his former sweetheart, Ethel Henderson, re-enters his life his strictly regimented existence is thrown into chaos by the resurgence of old passion. Driven by overwhelming … Continue reading Mini Reviews ~ Two Classics