R.I.P. X Peril of the Short Story: Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe

source: personal copy
title: Berenice
author: Edgar Allan Poe
published: 1835
first line: MISERY is manifold.

My thoughts:
Berenice is a favorite short story by the master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

How is it that from beauty I have derived a type of unloveliness? – from the covenant of peace, a simile of sorrow? But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.

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Peril on the Screen: The Visit

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title: The Visit
genre: thriller/comedy
released: September 8, 2015 U.S.
rated: 5 out of 5 for thrills and even a few laughs

My thoughts:
When I saw that M. Night Shyamalan had a new film out I wanted to see it right away. He has produced gems like The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village and I am a fan of his work. He tends to infuse heart and soul into his films.

Teen siblings Rebecca and Tyler are going to stay for one week at their grandparents remote farm-house. Their mom Loretta has been estranged from her parents for 15 years so the children have never met their grandparents. Loretta sets up the arrangement via phone and send the kids off on a train where their grandparents will pick them up from the station.

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Really Random Tuesday: etc


Appearing on random Tuesdays, Really Random Tuesday is a way to post odds and ends–announcements, musings, quotes, photos–any blogging and book-related things you can think of. I often announce my book giveaway winners in these posts….The lovely Suko hosts RRT.

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope you are doing well and have been enjoying some good books.
I have just finished reading The Idea of Love by Patti Callahan Henry which was nice contemporary romance. I hope to have my review up soon.

I’ve also been busy crocheting and was lucky to get a review copy of Edward’s Menagerie – Birds: Over 40 Soft Toy Patterns for Crochet Birds . I will be including pics of my finished bird with my review.

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Readers Imbibing Peril X

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The awesome Carl over @ Stainless Steel Droppings hosts R.I.P. which is in its tenth year now. This is one of the reading events I have participated in since I began blogging years ago. Now with my new blog I knew I would be taking part again because along with my favorite time of year, comes my favorite reading challenge.
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Not So Wordless Wednesday

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PROUD of my broken heart since thou didst break it,
Proud of the pain I did not feel till thee,
Proud of my night since thou with moons dost slake it,
Not to partake thy passion, my humility.
Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson is a favorite. I tend to read and re-read her poems. Something about them makes me want to sit and reflect.

On another note, I hope you are all enjoying your week. It is still hard to believe summer has come and gone but I am looking forward to the Fall, my favorite season.

disclaimer: The photo above is my own and is not to be removed from this post.