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Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Week 4

Today we are wrapping up our discussion with Volume 2.

This part of the story focuses primarily on Catherine with the Tilney family at Northanger Abbey. 436 more words


Dracula Ch. 21-24: Very Polyglot With Bloom and Blood

This post includes spoilers through chapter 24 of Dracula.

Once again I don’t know where to start with these chapters. We have developments with Renfield, lots of Van Helsing monologues, a terrifying vampire attack, and honestly an awful lot of moaning.  1,141 more words


Dracula: Modern AU

This post contains spoilers for the first 17 chapters of Dracula.

London, 2016:

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, has to travel to Romania to pitch some London properties to an extremely wealthy client that wants to move to London. 590 more words


Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Week 3

This week we are discussing volume 2, chapters 1-8.

Actually, since I am a little behind (thanks conferences and traveling), take this weekend to catch up and we will discuss all of volume 2 next week. 35 more words

Dracula Ch. 18-20: Manlike, They Were Immediately Murdered By Rats

Okay, everyone, I’m going to be honest here: we’re getting closerish near to the end of this book and I am getting REAL TIRED OF EVERYONE’S SHENANIGANS, mostly in regard to not taking the proper precautions and to the treatment of Mina by her crew. 697 more words


Dracula: Further Reading (2)

We’re over halfway through our readalong of Dracula, and the plot, as they say, continues apace. I don’t know about you but everything is getting pretty intense. 438 more words

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Week 2

This week we are discussing volume 1, chapters 8-15.

By the end of this section, all of our characters have been fully introduced.  As has, what I consider to be, a subplot.   683 more words