Reading “The Raven” to you for my birthday

Greetings friends! Since today is my birthday (πŸŽ‚Β  have some cake!), I felt like I should do something a little different for today’s post. I share my birthday with one of my favorite authors Edgar Allan Poe. (Hopefully, I don’t end up dying destitute in a gutter.)

Last year I hosted the #poeathon, but for this year I decided to be hella extra and read The Raven to all of you. Yes, you read that right. I am reading The Raven to you all today!

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe


You can read along on the Poetry Foundation‘s website if you’d like.

✨ Don’t own any Poe and want to change that? Have no fear! The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe is available on Kindle for free!

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I love celebrating my birthday in this way for the blog because feels like throwing a co-birthday party for one of my faves and sharing his work.

Whether you are a lover of his work or new to his writing, I sincerely hope you enjoyed this out-of-the-box post!

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!

36 Comments

  1. Pauliina

    January 19, 2020 at 9:38 AM

    Happy Birthday Kal!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Love this post, I would definitely listen to an audiobook narrated by you!

    1. Sarah

      January 23, 2020 at 1:52 PM

      Happy birthday πŸŽ‚
      I love Poe, he is one of my favourite writers. ❀

      1. Kal

        February 16, 2020 at 6:45 PM

        Thank you, Sarah! And mine, too!

    2. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 5:53 PM

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, and compliment! I’m not going to lie, I have thought about audiobook narration as a side hustle but the idea of reading aloud for hours sounds exhausting hahaha

  2. Jade

    January 19, 2020 at 9:48 AM

    Awww ! Happy birthday Kal <3

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 5:53 PM

      Thank you, Jade!

  3. Kerys

    January 19, 2020 at 9:59 AM

    Happy Birthday Kal!!

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 5:53 PM

      Thank you so much, Kerys!

  4. Sofia @Bookish Wanderess

    January 19, 2020 at 6:46 PM

    Happy Birthday Kal! πŸŽ‰ This is a fantastic way to celebrate both of your birthdays.

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 5:54 PM

      Thanks so much, Sofia! I am glad you enjoyed this silly celebration!

  5. Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea

    January 19, 2020 at 7:39 PM

    Ahhh, happiest birthday, Kal!! I hope your day (and year) is as amazing as you are ❀

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:03 PM

      Thank you so much, Caitlin! I had a truly amazing birthday and am so incredibly grateful.

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:04 PM

      Thank you!

  6. Flora

    January 20, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Happy belated birthday, Kal. I hope you had a wonderful day. Thanks for the cake. πŸ˜‰

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:05 PM

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, and I hope you enjoyed the cake! πŸ˜€

  7. Kayla @ Books and Blends

    January 20, 2020 at 2:36 PM

    Happy belated birthday, Kal! I hope you had an awesome day!

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:12 PM

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, and I did have an amazing day!

  8. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    January 21, 2020 at 4:22 AM

    Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:17 PM

      Thank you!!!

  9. Olivia Roach

    January 22, 2020 at 1:45 AM

    I love how much you love Poe’s works. My sister just got th ecomplete collection of his short stories and poems for Christmas and she is so excited to read them. Happy birthday, Kal, and I hope you have an amazing year ahead <3

    Olivia-S @ Olivia’s Catastrophe

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:26 PM

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, Olivia! And I am so glad you appreciate my love for Poe!

  10. Kristina

    January 23, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    Happy birthday, Kal !!
    I particularly appreciate how you’ve had a poe inspired “birthday celebration” for two years in a row, ahaha! πŸ’•

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:45 PM

      Thank you for the birthday wishes and appreciation of my Poe Hoe ways!

  11. Lindsay

    January 23, 2020 at 7:19 PM

    Happy birthday Kal! 🍰 This is such a great post – I love the idea! Hope you had a great day!

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:46 PM

      Thank you so much, and I’m glad you enjoyed this bit of silly! I did have a great day

  12. Brooke Carrington

    January 23, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Happy Birthday! This is an awesome way to celebrate! Hope you had a great day!

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 6:46 PM

      Thank you so much, and I had a wonderful day!!!

  13. Haley

    January 24, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    I totally don’t have this page saved…to come and watch once or twice just for the amazingness of you reading…Happy belated birthday you magnificent person!

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 7:07 PM

      Oh my gosh, you are too sweet! Thanks for the birthday wishes and compliments!!!

  14. Heather @ The Frozen Library

    January 24, 2020 at 11:49 PM

    Awe happy late birthdaaaaay!!!!! It’s my birthday month too! πŸ˜›

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 7:14 PM

      Huzzah to January babies, and happy belated birthday to you tooooooo!!!

  15. Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

    January 25, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    KAL this is such a fantastically creative birthday post! listening to you read this poem is so calming; I’m definitely saving the video for when I need a bit of a pick-me-up.

    of Poe’s works I’m really only familiar with The Raven (which is to say I’m aware of the most famous ones, but I think it’s the only one I’ve read) – I keep meaning to read more of his work and downloaded The Complete Works when you did the #poeathon last year, but the call of the TBR is strong. (and that’s partly your fault for continuing to fill it, yknow 😜)

    happy belated birthday!

    1. Kal

      February 16, 2020 at 11:53 PM

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad everyone enjoyed this silly post idea of mine! I know what you mean about the call of the TBR so I forgive you for slacking on Poe’s work

  16. Lauren

    January 31, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    happy belated birthday, ty for being a lovely ear companion!!! that was nice!!

    1. Kal

      February 17, 2020 at 3:28 PM

      thank you so much love, and I’m glad you enjoyed me in your ears!

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