“This house...it won‘t let her leave.”
Rainy day TV and knitting with my favorite Edgar Allen Poe ❤️
Wanted to read some more horror in October for Halloween. I really enjoyed this shirt story. Very creepy!
English is my second language (of course my first is Gallifreyan). I thought I was great at it (I'm on C1 level after all) but then I decided to read "The Fall of the House of Usher" and I understood my mistake. I have to check every second or third word to understand the sentense. But it's a great practice. Wish me good luck!
I love the Cure so much, I have to go with something that feels like it‘s in the same gothic family. And the lyrics do say “I‘ve waited hours for this, I‘ve made myself so sick” and Robert Smith said it was about a nightmare. Definitely Edgar Allan Poe territory then!
Studied this short story back in uni and liked it (much better than some others I was reading - I‘m looking at you Fanny Burney 😂)
I‘ve been in a little slump, so I picked a shorty to help me feel accomplished. Horror always grips me like nothing else can. It‘s Poe. it‘s classic. It‘s short. You‘ve probably read it. If not, you should.
Getting through my Serial subscriptions! Well, it‘s only Day 2 so See if I can keep it up 😁 I‘m reading Little Women and The Fall of The House of Usher in tiny daily chunks. It‘s cool. (The app is called Serial Reader).
Another quick Poe read. This tale is almost more sad than it is creepy. However, you can imagine lying in an unfamiliar place. A drafty, dark old castle. You can hear the noises. I would've flown the coop instead of investigating, but I'm not an antagonist in a story...right? 10/1,001 #1001Books
HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! Edgar Allan Poe has some of my favorite stories to read at this time of year (so does Hans Christian Andersen). I like to read a bunch of them from a giant book of his works while I wait to hand out candy. You can't beat Mr. Poe! 🎃
#somethingforsept #scarybooks I was listening to an audio version of this that was actually on the radio. No one was home, but me. It was pretty intense. Got more intense when a family member came home in the middle and scared me very much to death. OK not to death, I'm still alive, but you get it. LOL.
I have read a good handful of Poe's stories and poems and enjoy the gothic and dark nature of them. I had never read Usher so I figured it was a good use of the Serial Reader app. I enjoyed it, but marked it as so-so as I believe Poe explores this same theme much more successfully in The Tell-Tale Heart, and, in a different vein, The Cask of Amontillado, both outstanding short stories. I'm not very good at using Serial Reader but that's two!
I am sorely under read when it comes to classics. I thought I'd try out something short to wet my feet and I figured everyone liked Poe. But...his writing style. Very wordy. Not sure I really enjoyed it. Am I alone?
I'm conflicted. The content, of course, is classic Poe, but I HATE this cover. Does anyone else feel like this hipster-warped cover isn't worthy of the gloomy master?