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Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
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It feels like such a huge accomplishment to finally have knocked Poe’s complete works off my TBR! I read a couple Poe stories in high school and college as I'm sure most everyone has but this is the first time I take a complete plunge into his work. And I have to say, I’m mildly disappointed. When Poe is good, he is GREAT. But a great majority of the stories were only mediocre and quite a few were downright tedious and bored me to tears. A seemingly endless story about a man in a balloon? No thanks! I don’t want to sound like I’m hating on Poe because I’m really not! The stories I enjoyed, I didn’t just enjoy them, I adored them! The big stars for me are The Masque of the Red Death, The Oval Portrait, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Tell-Tale Heart. I was so engrossed by each of them, all for very different reasons. My advice, stick to a best of compilation if you want to read Poe!
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Reading Progress

May 5, 2019 – Started Reading
May 5, 2019 – Shelved
May 5, 2019 –
page 26
3.01%
May 5, 2019 –
page 28
3.24%
May 6, 2019 –
page 70
8.1%
May 7, 2019 –
page 80
9.26%
May 8, 2019 –
page 110
12.73%
May 9, 2019 –
page 116
13.43%
May 10, 2019 –
page 143
16.55%
May 12, 2019 –
page 165
19.1%
May 13, 2019 –
page 181
20.95%
May 14, 2019 –
page 200
23.15%
May 15, 2019 –
page 214
24.77%
May 17, 2019 –
page 229
26.5%
May 19, 2019 –
page 279
32.29%
May 20, 2019 –
page 298
34.49%
May 20, 2019 –
page 309
35.76%
May 22, 2019 –
page 344
39.81%
May 23, 2019 –
page 375
43.4%
May 23, 2019 –
page 403
46.64%
May 24, 2019 –
page 433
50.12%
May 24, 2019 –
page 466
53.94%
May 26, 2019 –
page 503
58.22%
May 26, 2019 –
page 553
64.0%
May 27, 2019 –
page 579
67.01%
May 27, 2019 –
page 706
81.71%
May 28, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Sam! (new)

Sam! at the bookstore Thanks for the advice! I recently watched a play done by my college’s theater program that was inspired by both Poe’s works and his life. It was such an amazing show, and it definitely inspired me to read his work!


Ashley Daviau My pleasure! 😊


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