Day 12 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Edgar Allan Poe

Now, I know everyone should know who this author is, even if you do not read the stories, you have seen them on the Simpsons. Usually when someone hears of Edgar Allan Poe, the automatically think of The Raven.

Every horror fan must have at least one story of Poe’s, if not, the whole collection (I do). My favorite has to be The Pit and the Pendulum, and then it would be The Raven. If you have not heard of The Pit and the Pendulum, it is about a man who is sentenced to death during the Inquisition. He loses unconsciousness, and wakes in total darkness. He tries to walk the perimeter of the dungeon, and eventually falls and goes unconscious again. He wakes again, and he trips. There he finds the pit. He believes he has been drugged through the bread and water that was offered to him. He falls asleep. He wakes again, and this time he is tied to a platform, with the pendulum above him. Swinging. He takes the food that was offered to him and rubs it on his strap that is used to tie him down, and have the rats chew on the strap, to set him free. Now, back to the pit, the walls start to heat up, and move toward the prisoner, moving him closer to the pit, to his possible death. It ends with him being saved by an army that took over the prison, to end the Inquisition.

Now, for The Raven. The Raven was a poem that was written while Poe’s wife was dying of Tuberculosis. And the Raven was the symbol of death. Therefore, the Raven will never leave, no matter what the narrator said or did. It was beautiful, chilling, and depressing.


April 2018 Book Releases

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WOW!!! I cannot believe that April is here!!! It looks like April is going to be a very busy month for authors and readers :). Take a gander at the books that I found to be interesting for the month of April. I tried to grab books for everyone. Enjoy these books that I have listed, and let me know what you think about them 🙂

April 1

Future Lost (Future Shock)– Elizabeth Briggs (Teen, Sci-Fi)

April 3

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland (Teen, Historical Fiction, Civil War, African American)

Freefall Summer – Tracy Barrett (Teen, Sport)

Someday, Somewhere – Lindsay Champion (Teen, Art & Music)

Wade in the Water: Poems – Tracy K. Smith (African-American Poetry)

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton – Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (Historical, Biographical)

Stream System: The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane (Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories)

All the Beautiful Lies: A Novel – Peter Swanson (Psychological, Mystery)

April 10

Unbury Carol – Josh Malerman (Horror, Suspense)

Not Here – Hieu Minh Nguyen (Asian-American Poetry)

Ace of Shades– Amanda Foody (Teen, Historical, Law & Crime, Fantasy & Supernatural)

After Anna – Lisa Scottoline (Mystery, Suspense)

Before I Let You In: A Novel – Jenny Blackhurst (Psychological Thriller)

April 17

The Fallen – David Baldacci (Suspense, International Mystery & Crime)

Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks & Difficult People– Bob Goff (Personal Growth, Christian Living, Daring & Relationships

The Garden of Blue Roses – Michael Barsa (Thriller & Suspense)

April 24

Leah on the Offbeat– Becky Albertalli (Teen, Science Fiction, Romance, Gay & Lesbian)

Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young (Teen, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Myths & Legends)

This I Know – Eldonna Edwards (Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense)