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"...Few in the most polished circles could bear..."

On this bittersweet Sunday…caramel, salt and sweet day on accomplishment and fucking stupid neighbors and old fences torn away to expose my private sanctuary. I am pissed with Lilith beyond enduring… my voice speaks fire… so the best I can do to water this flame mouth and heart is reach for the first book I see next to me… oh little Mantis with you long razor arm…. 219 more words


Books of 2015 So Far

Well we’re 6 months into the year and my reading so far has been rather woeful.  Generally, I only read when I’m traveling my bus or train, mainly the train as you have more time and space.   217 more words

Book Reviews

flounced skirts

Watching “Bride of Frankenstein” thus Mary (Wollstonecraft)  Shelly thus Mary Wollstonecraft’s The Vindication of the Rights of Women thus “Men!,” flounced skirts and pouts.

“Men!,” LouLou flounced her skirt, with a pout on her lips. 303 more words

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Writing Prompt

[Review] Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly is the second book in my 52 weeks 52 books challenge. It took some time for me to write this review. This book is one of the classic English literature in the horror genre, published in 1818, with similar elements of journey through Europe, ancient mysteries, gothic elements as in Dracula, which came way later in 1897. 1,446 more words


Spoiler-Free Review #7 - "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly

I’m back!

Honestly, everything about this novel was a huge surprise to me. Despite never having seen any of the film adaptations of “Frankenstein”, I had certain ideas of how the story would go due to the 1931 Universal film’s influence on popular culture. 187 more words


Frankenstein - Mary Shelly [review]

Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. 457 more words


Frankenstein, Voltaire, and Time Warping

I just finished reading Frankenstein.  It has remained a classic for good reason.  There is not much I feel I can add to that.  However, I can’t stop being in disbelief that it was written by a 19 year old, especially a 19 year old woman in a time when woman were often treated as second class citizens. 154 more words