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The Bookish House of Belle
Guest Posts / October 16, 2014

We went to an attraction called Enchanted Tales with Belle, which takes place in Belle’s house. The house is full of books, of course, and I took some pictures of the wonderful décor.

Fun Facts: Literary Halloween Edition
Latest Posts / October 31, 2016

Edgar Allen Poe pumpkin carving from 18 Literary Pumpkins For A Bookish Halloween carved by redditor r0cketballs 1.   Halloween – or Hallowe’en, as in ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ – is a Scottish term, first recorded in print in 1556. 2.   Robert Burns wrote a poem titled ‘Halloween’ in the late eighteenth century. 3.   Edgar Allan Poe originally wanted a parrot to repeat the word “nevermore”, in poem The Raven. 4.       Charles Dickens believed in the supernatural, and he belonged to something called The Ghost Club. 5.       During a stormy night in the Swiss Alps, Lord Byron Percy and Mary Shelly and John Polidori had a spooky writing contest. Mary Shelly won it with Frankenstein, John Polidori wrote The Vampyre, which introduced vampires to the world. 6.       The Monster in Frankenstein has no name, but Mary Shelly once referred to him as “Adam.” 7.       The holiday is mentioned in Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure. 8.       The first Gothic novel was Horace Walpole’s 1764 work The Castle of Otranto, was originally passed off successfully as a genuine historical document describing real events. 9.       Witchcraft was a major issue in the 15th Century, so much so that there were major pieces of literature written about witch hunting. These…

Book Review: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / June 27, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett on Blogcritics. About: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett is a fictional book taking place, mostly, in Brazil’s Amazonregion. I have been in that region and ever since loved reading about it, reliving my adventures and banging my head against the wall wishing to go back again and look at things with more informed eyes. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— use the Raf­fle­copter form at the end of the post to enter. 368 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury UK Language: English ISBN-10: 1408818590 My rating for State of Wonder – 4 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Anne Patchett Thoughts: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (website) takes its time to build up, putting ordinary people, slowly but surely, in extraordinary situations where neither them nor the reader realizes it until the setup clamps behind you with no way back. The book has several themes running through it, but the two I found most fascinating is the effects mentors have on their underlings and being able to let go of formal education, when necessary, to look differently at the world around you. I believe that…

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