Edgar Allan Poe Adult Coloring BOOk | Spooky & Dark + Colorful & Bright {Review}

2 things I’ve never before experienced:

  1. Edgar Allen Poe
  2. Adult Coloring Books

So wasn’t I a cheery pumpkin when Sterling Publishing kindly shipped me the Edgar Allen Poe Adult Coloring Book  by Odessa Begay for an honest review! Woohoo, new experiences!


  • Edgar Allan Poe is pretty darn poetic. I mean:

“It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.”

“There is no exquisite beauty without some strangness.”

  • Basically: Why watch a horror movie just read some Edgar Allan Poe. Because his words are SO CREEPY IT’S YUMMY:

“The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our soul.”

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”

  • The Edgar Allan Poe within the coloring book is divided into quotes instead of one continuous story. Which is fine! But since I’ve never tasted any Edgar Allan Poe before, it would’ve been sweet to read a whole book of his while I color.


I’ve heard whispers and shouts of coloring being therapeutic and life-changing. Is it true?



Soooo maybe I’m floating on a bit of melodramticness, but let me tell ya: Coloring is NOT. FOR. ME. Here’s why:

  • I have 33,378 things to do. I don’t have time to do most of them. So when I have a  free second I generally don’t exclaim, “Oh lucky me! I FINALLY have some time to color!”
  • I was born without patience. I tried to acquire it this one time but it was taking waaaaay too long. So: Becca patience. But coloring = patience. Do you see the problem?

However, I appreciate pretty things and the artwork in this book sure is pretty! If you’re a coloring maestro I 267% would recommend. Just look at this snazzy page:

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Edgar Allan Poe is a rather bright chap! His words are slithering and sharp and rather crunchy. I would’ve preferred continuous story of his rather than a collection of quotes, though.

COLORING IS NOT FOR ME. TOO MUCH PATIENCE WAY TO MUCH. But if you’re a coloring queen, then this coloring book is for you, for sure!

Have you had the coloring book experience? How did you feel about it? What about Edgar Allan Poe? Too creepy for you or do you delight in the poeticness? CHAT WITH ME, CHUMS!

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21 thoughts on “Edgar Allan Poe Adult Coloring BOOk | Spooky & Dark + Colorful & Bright {Review}

  1. Haha, my pleasure. I’m just an advocate of “fun coloring” even if it isn’t the “adult” route. Yay for Ninja Turtles, Disney films, and whatever else you find in the kids’ aisle!

  2. If the coloring took too long/was too trying for your patience, I’d recommend a normal kids coloring book as opposed to an “adult coloring book.” Seriously, it’s awesome :). My girlfriend has one of the adult ones, with all the tiny and intricate lines. When she bought it I got a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle coloring book, totally for kids.. I have colored WAY more Turtles than she’s colored mandalas and in a fraction of the time too. Cowabunaga!

  3. Phew, I’m not alone! Yeahh, coloring is not my thing but I can totally see how it would work for some people. You’re so right though-I have so many other things that pop up in my mind to do when I color!

  4. When i was in high school, we read a ton of Poe. Now I find it’s a great way to get in the Halloween spirit! I think a little Poe coloring on a crisp autumn night would be festive and spooky!

  5. Looks fun! I’ve not read much Poe, but I know he’s a great poet 😉 Lol.

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