An early Halloween & Friday 56

  • Thursday, October 27, 2011


This Friday 56 and with Halloween coming upon us, I decided to go with a classic spooker, Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven and Other Poems

If you've never read Poe, hopefully the snippet above will give you a taste of the macabre. Or even just get you asking, who is Helen?  

Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, is a great way to discover more books, and book lovers. And it's easy to join!

  • Grab a book, any book. 
  • Turn to page 56. Find any sentence that grabs you. (Yes, I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!) 
  •  Post it. 
  •  Add your (url) post in Freda's Voice Linky.
Have a great weekend, and keep safe during trick or treat!

10 comments

  1. I will have to look into the book recommendation, thank you! I'm following you now. Here I thought I was all this time!!! Where have I been? Your blog is GREAT!

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  2. Love Poe! Great reading for this time of year.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Oh, I love Poe! Haven't read any of his work for a long, long time. Very appropriate for this time of year.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. I love Poe too! My heart still skips a beat when I read The Tell Tale Heart - each and every time..
    Following you now.. love the desserts!they are pink, they are sweet, you are referring to books (what more can i ask for)

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  5. Haven't read Poe in a lot of years. Thanks for the reminder!

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  6. I love Poe, I have read almost all of his works. I remember this poem from long ago but now I want to read it again. Great choice for Halloween.

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  7. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I've read a few of Poe’s stories like The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Gold-Bug, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Purloined Letter and A Tale of the Ragged Mountains. The Black Cat and A Tale of the Ragged Mountains deeply disturbed me as a child. TThe Murders in the Rue Morgue slightly repulsed me as a teen. But I really liked his The Cask of Amontillado as an adult. Maybe I should try more of his works now.

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  8. "quoth the raven nevermore"... I don't think I'll ever forget Poe. haha but I only remember having read The Cask of Amontillado, the Tell Tale Heart, and of course, The Raven so I'll have to get to his other poems as well!

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  9. hope everyone had a great halloween ;)

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