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!


  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!

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

    Thanks for stopping by!

  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.

  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)

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

  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.

  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.

  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!

  9. hope everyone had a great halloween ;)


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