I have to say I have fallen in love with Gothic lit!
Love an old purchase! 😍
My birthday cake! Surprise from my eldest 📚🎂💕
I must say that it surprised me that some stories were kind of a hard read. But, oh, Mr Poe‘s imagination! Nothing like it. Basically liked them all, but my heart still belongs to what was when I was about 9-10, my first ever creepy read: “The murders at the rue Morgue.” 💀📚
“In the consideration of the faculties and impulses - of the prima mobilia of the human soul, the phrenologists have failed to make room for a propensity which, although obviously existing as a radical, primitive, irreducible sentiment, has been equally overlooked by all the moralists who have preceded them. In the pure arrogance of the reason, we have all overlooked it...” #firstlines
So it‘s just past 4 am here and I can‘t sleep, so I decided to sort these books. There are about 30, and these three (Tales of mystery, A French Robinson Caruso, and A Tale of Two Cities) are the most recognizable and in the best condition. My great great grandmother carried the collection of them with her when they migrated from Belgium to Canada in about 1945. Most of the editions aren‘t dated, but the ones that are are 1910-1925. #oldbooks 🛳🗺
“I became insane, with long of horrible sanity.” - Edgar Allan Poe, 1/19/1809 - 10/7/1849
I had really hoped to be posting my Nocturnal Reader‘s Box today, thinking it was going to arrive on Poe‘s birthday with a Poe item inside but unfortunately the DHL I received wasn‘t it. So I hurriedly put this together, just a fraction of my Poe collection. I have adored Poe for as long as I can remember, ever since discovering his writing when I was young.
Getting the house ready for Halloween...
I currently volunteer in a Writer's Library. The collection has been donated by various authors and was also accumulated by the family who originally owned the estate. I feel so lucky that I'm allowed to sit here and just be among these books.
Ok, so I was away for a while and I do apologise. It was with a good reason though. I'm in the middle of my own business start-up and it takes up a lot of my time as you can imagine. I have been reading nevertheless. Today I needed a little break so I went to cheer myself up by buying some books. Naturally. And what did I find? This beautiful B&N edition! It perfectly matches my set of knives, interestingly enough... 🦇🙀🎩🌑⛩🔪⚰️🖤📚