vocab, courtesy of Bram Stoker

carbuncle, n. 1. a. A large precious stone of a red or fiery colour: in early use of unsettled identity, as a ruby, garnet, spinel, etc.; (also) a mythical gem said to give out light in the dark (now hist.). In later use: esp. a garnet en cabochon, or of a boss form, often hollowed out to allow the colour of the stone to be seen. b. fig. A person or thing resembling a carbuncle in colour, brilliance, or precious quality. Obs. c. The substance of which a carbuncle consists; (fig.) resplendent matter. 2. Heraldry. A carbuncle borne in a…

To Do

Sigh. / Excitement. Finals are over…. Time to make new To Do lists. Here’s a good one: Books I need to read, in order of publication date. 1840s – Tales, Edgar Allen Poe (reread) — Done1847 – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte1847 – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte1847 – Vanity Fair, William Thackeray1874 – Middlemarch, George Eliot1881 – The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James1890 – The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde — Done1891 – Tess of D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy1895 – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane1897 – Dracula, Bram Stoker — Done1900 – Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreisser1902 – The…

To Do

Sigh. / Excitement. Finals are over…. Time to make new To Do lists. Here’s a good one: Books I need to read, in order of publication date. 1840s – Tales, Edgar Allen Poe (reread) — Done1847 – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte1847 – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte1847 – Vanity Fair, William Thackeray1874 – Middlemarch, George Eliot1881 – The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James1890 – The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde — Done1891 – Tess of D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy1895 – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane1897 – Dracula, Bram Stoker — Done1900 – Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreisser1902 – The…