Category: Birthdays

How to: Celebrate Oscar Wilde’s Birthday and Halloween in Quarantine Simultaneously

In honor of Oscar Wilde's birthday and the life he lives, check out this list on how you can simultaneously celebrate his birthday and Halloween in quarantine.

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A Countdown of Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

Today is the 128th anniversary of this renowned first collection of stories, and the fervor of the fandom is just as dedicated as ever. In celebration of the enigmatic mind that everyone can’t seem get enough of, here is a chronological count-down of (only some of) the unique adaptations of Sherlock’s Holmes’ original story throughout the years that are worth watching.

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5 Must-Read Poe Stories on His Death Day

On this day, 171 years ago, Edgar Allen Poe died for mysterious causes. To honor the legend he left behind, here are five of his lesser-known must-reads. Read to learn more about his life, in addition to adding your Poe-tfolio!

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The Queen of Vampires, Anne Rice, Turns Seventy-Nine

As a young girl, I was always fascinated with the supernatural and enthralled by entities that defied all possibilities. I would read anything that contained beings that would spook the living daylights out of any normal human, and I would revel in these creatures’ evil ways and unethical choices. Out of all the supernatural beings in the world, however, vampires are what piqued my interest the most. I don’t know if it was their fangs or their unnatural quitch for blood, but I was drawn to them, like a moth to the glow of a candle.

Unsurprisingly, I was drawn to Anne Rice as well and the vampires she created so eloquently. Without Anne Rice, vampires would not be as prevalent in the world of literature. Without her influence, there would be no Edward Cullen or Bill Compton or blood-thirsty romances that make our toes curl. Interview with the Vampire is what coronated Anne Rice as the Queen of Vampires, and since the book’s debut, no other author has even come close to dethroning the seasoned veteran that has won our hearts.

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With that said, for Anne Rice’s 79th birthday, I implore you to pick up her Vampire Chronicles. It is a series that will leave you speechless as you explore the dark, twisted world of vampires in the French Quarter. The series encompasses over ten books, and each will take you on a literary journey that you will not forget.

If you are unsure and worried about diving into Anne Rice’s gothic, erotic vampire novels, don’t be! You will be entertained and left begging for more! Anne Rice’s books have sold more than 100 million copies, and her Goodreads ratings reflect the star-stunning nature of her books. I do bid you a warning, however, once you start reading this twisted series about bloodlust and the utmost desire to kill, you will be hooked. Like myself, you will be drawn to the world of bloodsucking demons and shadows that plunder the night.

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