Arthur Rimbaud's A Season In Hell + The Drunken Boat Book Review

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Title: A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat
Author: A Season In Hell
Release Date: June 28, 1961
Publisher: New Directions
Source: Bought
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Although he stopped writing at the age of 19, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) possessed the most revolutionary talent of the century. His poetry & prose have increasingly influenced major writers. To his masterpiece A Season in Hell is here added Rimbaud's longest & possibly greatest single poem The Drunken Boat, with the original French en face Illuminations, Rimbaud's major works are available as bilingual New Directions Paperbooks. The reputation of A Season in Hell, which is a poetic record of a man's examination of his own depths, has steadily increased over the years. Upon the 1st publication of Varese's translation by New Directions, the Saturday Review wrote: "One may at last suggest that the translation of A Season in Hell has reached a conclusive point..." Concerning the 25-stanza The Drunken Boat, Dr Enid Starkie of Oxford University has written: "(It's) an anthology of separate lines of astonishing evocative magic which linger in the mind like isolated jewels." Rimbaud's life was so extraordinary that it has taken on the quality of a myth. A biographical chronology is included.
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Chasing Yesterday Trilogy Review!

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Title: Chasing Yesterday Trilogy

Author: Robin Wasserman
Release Date: 2007
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★1/2
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Chasing Yesterday is a series of books written by Robin Wasserman. The series follows a girl after she wakes up in the middle of rubble, with no memory of her past. J.D. must find out where she came from.

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Booktube-a-thon TBR

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On Monday starts the first annual Book-a-thon, the first ever reading bonanza. The challenge was created by Raleen and Ariel from
 YouTube and consists of trying to read the most you can over the course of seven days. The challenge will be taking place from July 15 through the 21st. To make it more fun, there will be challenges that you also need to complete during the duration of the book-a-thon.


Feed By M.T. Anderson Review!

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Title: Feed

Author: M.T. Anderson
Release Date: February 3, 2004
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Source: Bought
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Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.


For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.

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Movie Look! (Feat. Revlon)

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While I was looking through my sample drawer yesterday, I found a lipstick that I completely forgot about, Revlon's Sultry Sable.


What made this particular lipstick stand out to me is that most of the very dark, vampy lipsticks I wear are always purple based (such as Tom Ford's Black Orchid or Revlon's Black Cherry) and this one is strictly red based, coming out as a very dark burgundy.

Considering this departure from my usual picks, I fell in love with it and decided to center my whole look around it.

Isn't it beautiful?!


Check out the rest of my look:
And of course! *drum roll*
-Revlon lipstick in Sultry Sable 


What are some of your favorite vamp lipsticks? Any new favorite discoveries? Let me know!



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