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Mirrors of the Future {Penny Dreadful, Showtime} (Part 2)

In July 7th’s post, I ranted about the design work on Victor Frankenstein’s role in Penny Dreadful. I was struck by the detail I noted in his costumes and sets. 503 more words

Literary (Temporary) Tattoos

A love of book quotes? Check.

A fear of needles? Check.

Tattoos? Absolutely not!

Here’s a great idea for those of us who are petrified of inking up and regretting it: temporary tattoos! 235 more words


i thought i would share a few simple things that i’ve picked up on that make me so happy  that i end up smiling at myself and realizing that i’m actually in public and people stare. 178 more words


Book Review: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Book Name: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Author: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
First Published: 1889

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Missouri, two weeks after Halley’s Comet appeared in 1835. 1,451 more words


What's wrong with this picture?

I really despair for a nation when its youth shows a clear lack of interest in bettering themselves. Yesterday I took a look at a series of one star reviews by teenagers for books which their schools require them to read such as The Epic of Gilgamesh, Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Virgil’s The Aeneid, Homer’s The Iliad and many more. 413 more words


Classics Club Event Call - August & September

If you are hosting anything for The Classics Club community in the coming weeks, please give a shout out below with the name of the event, the dates, a link (either to the event, or your blog), and any special rules. 206 more words


Book Corner: What are you reading today?

Here’s a space to tell the club what you’re currently reading. You’re welcome to use the comments below.

No pressure, of course! But if you’re feeling social, here’s a space to tell us about your latest classic. 33 more words