Reading Project

Reagan D.

About Me

When I first began to learn how to read, my mom would read me a different book every night. Then she would allow me to practice on my own. Eventually, I ended up becoming one of the best readers in my class. I love to read anything about mystery, scary, or adventurous. I read almost every night for half an hour before bed.

My Goals

My goals are just to continue reading for the rest of my life, and to maybe even write my own book someday.

My Favorites

I love the “Scary Stories to tell in the Dark.” series, and I still read them all the time. I also enjoy reading Edgar Allen Poe stories.

Blog Entry

As of right now, I’m reading a Larry Stylinson fanfiction. That’s all I’ve been reading the past few days and I enjoy it very much.
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Author Spotlight

Influences on Author

  • Poe never had a father around, and his mother passed when he was only three
  • He was amazing in school, but was suddenly kicked out because he was never good at handling duties
  • When his love died in 1847, he was struck with grief and died soon after.

Author's Genre/Messages

  • Edgar's work is filled with both mystery and horror.
  • His short stories and poems capture the reader's imagination.
  • Poe used to write most of his poetry on the back of Allan's papers.

Quotes by Author

  • Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
  • The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
  • I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

Other Interesting Facts

  • He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles
  • Edgar was the second of three children
  • Within three years of Poe’s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan