“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

Many people have read and loved Poe’s work, but before this, I’d never read anything by him. I wondered if the dude’s stuff was overhyped because that happens a lot with the classics to the point where I’ve begun thinking that people simply assume a thing is amazing or skillfully created if it’s considered a classic.

But after reading these short stories by Poe, I had to agree with everyone else: His stuff is pretty dope.


Psychological thriller; Horror


1839 (The Fall of the House of Usher)
1843 (The Tell-Tale Heart)
1846 (The Cask of Amontillado)

Quick summary:

“Horrifying tales of mystery, sickening madness and buried bodies by the master of the macabre.”

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Exploring My Bookshelves: Not a Fan of Hardcovers

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Addlepates and Book Nerds.

First, you post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal but e-shelves work too):

Zezee's bookshelf2
my bookcase

Second, you get something about your shelf to write about (favorite cover, favorite author, book you most recently bought, etc.):

For June 12th: a book you regret buying

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Amazing Posts I Found Online: Make-up, Statue, Cup

I found these amazing posts while perusing the web, reading blogs, or skimming through the many newsletters I’ve subscribed to.

A make-up artist paints album covers on her face:

Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear; make-up by Natalie Sharp

I found this one on Flavorwire. It’s pretty cool. I’m unfamiliar with the albums featured but I am amazed by the artist’s skills. Her name is Natalie Sharp and she’s very talented. Visit her website to see more of her work.

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