Happy Birthday Stevenson, Author of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Author of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, Robert Louis Stevenson was born #OTD in 1850. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued … Continue reading Happy Birthday Stevenson, Author of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

George Gurdjieff, the Greco-Armenian holistic philosopher

Remembering the mystic, George Gurdjieff (1866-1949), on the anniversary of his death. “Greco-Armenian holistic philosopher, thaumaturge, and teacher of Sacred Dances (whose ancillary personae as musicologist, therapist, hypnotist, raconteur, explorer, polyglot, and entrepreneur exercise the taxonomic mind). Gurdjieff’s work comprises one ballet, some 250 Sacred Dances, 200 piano pieces composed in collaboration with his pupil Thomas Alexandrovitch de Hartmann (1886-1956), and four books, the magnum opus … Continue reading George Gurdjieff, the Greco-Armenian holistic philosopher

8 Horror Novels that are Based on Real Historical Events

I have always gravitated toward works of horror, even at a young age. At first, I read whatever I could find on my parents’ bookshelves. John Saul. V.C. Andrews. Stephen King. They lit a fire in me, made me curious about all the things that might be out there. All the things we cannot prove. Ghosts hiding around corners. Monsters lurking in shadows. As I got … Continue reading 8 Horror Novels that are Based on Real Historical Events

Another Bookhaul!

Two book hauls in one #weekend! Only this one was topped off with some #oktoberfest craft beer from @revbrewchicago. I found these three #books at a local antique shop. They were a bit overpriced in general but these were well worth it. I stiluck with the classics, #ErnestHemingway and #raybradbury, and one modern female writer. #writer #bookhaul #bookstack #craftbeer #horror #halloween #bradbury #classic #beer #antique … Continue reading Another Bookhaul!