Things I Liked This Month: February

This post comes from the feelings I had included in an earlier post titled, “Bookishly Me.” One of the points was about how I was feeling a bit underwhelmed by book trends, reviews, and blogging. So, instead of wallowing in some sort of Medieval pit of despair that only the internet can provide, I’ve decided on a sort of “wrap-up.” Here is a collection of Things I Liked This Month: February Edition.

Besides the above illustration, this digest (in no particular order) includes posts from bloggers that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed in February, my favorite things from Acid Free Pulp, and other bric-a-brac that I’ve collected from this month.

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I recently re-watched French short film, Entr’act, from 1922 that I wrote a dreadful paper on when I was a college student. I always really liked it and have watched it many, many times. You should, too. It can be viewed in its entirety on Youtube.

The Public Domain Review shared “A Relation of an Extraordinary Sleepy Person (ca.1698),” which is a “Royal Society paper delivered by Dr William Oliver describing a bizarre case he encountered of a man who fell into a ‘profound sleep’ from which no-one could wake him for a full month.”

It was loads of fun writing a most recent post titled, “Storytelling: True Detective and The King in Yellow.” If you haven’t seen the show or read the book, now is the time. Amazon lists the book as #1 Bestseller in Classic Literature & Fiction.

Nina at Multo(Ghost) wrote a post about “The Spectre Girl,” a 19th Century short story utilizing the woman in white lore. I always love all of her posts, but I am a fan of folklore, campfire stories, and white ladies, so this one especially stood out to me. It also is personally poignant as I have just watched my first episode of Supernatural and a ghostly white lady was the central plot.

The streets of Kiev are filled with violence and protest, but in an unexpected change of pace, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty published photos of Ukrainian artists taking to the streets to create art. Check the rest out here.

If you need a mental health break today, take a look at the comments section for the post, “‘Beyond the Door’ by Philip K. Dick.” Watch some Twilight Zone and goof off. There are a couple of good recs left in the comments.

“What Did It Mean to be a Female Detective in the Nineteenth Century?” is bookwormchatterbox’s most recent post and she delves into the genre and highlights specific examples. Read it. It’s well-thought out and easily accessible for anyone interested in the origins of the modern sleuth and how female literary detectives were often overshadowed by others like Sherlock Holmes.

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8 comments

  1. Wow — you found a lot of great things to like this past month. Thanks for sharing.

    And it makes me think that I must not have been looking hard enough for things to like myself. Mostly, I’ve just been feeling crabby about the winter that will not end here in the northeast (USA). Thanks again.

  2. Aww, thanks for including me! I’d already downloaded The King in Yellow (so many things to read), and now I will check out the post on 19th c. female detectives. And the silent movie. I think my weekend’s been scheduled out!

    (And btw, the link in your sentence “check out the comments section” to the “Beyond the Door” post actually points back to my Spectre Girl post again….)

    1. I am so curious to know what you think of The King in Yellow. I need to get some free time to really read through it again. It’s such a weird collection, I fear that I’ve missed things in my previous reading.

      At least the film is only ~20 minutes long, so not too much time there.

      Also, thanks!–so much copy & pasting of links. All fixed now.

  3. Inspiring post- we’ve hardly been able to lift a finger to hit “like” never mind “publish” in February. Thanks so much for the link to the artists in the Ukraine- it looks eerily like WWII…

    Sluggishly,
    The slugs at Doublewhirler

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