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Five Favorite: Books Set in Libraries

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. 189 more words

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I finally finished the Historian

last night. Deeply underwhelmed. More posts to follow.

Now they have told a moldy old Bulgarian professor about their Vampire Adventures (dragon books, Rossi’s disappearance etc.) and he hasn’t flipped his lid or accused them of madness. 29 more words

Kit's Crit: The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)

Elizabeth Kostova’s epic novel The Historian is a rich and unusual retelling of the Dracula myth.  The narrator is an unnamed professor’s daughter who embarks on a quest to uncover the secrets of her family’s history, only to find herself drawn into the dark world of vampires descending from Vlad the Impaler. 156 more words


Top 5 Wednesday || Authors You are Waiting on Another Book From

It’s Top 5 Wednesday time!! Top 5 Wednesday was started by Lainey and is currently being run by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes, you can check out the… 283 more words


Review: Elizabeth Kostova's 'The Historian'

The vampire novel done well is a rare find, but worth finding. In my experience, there are two types of vampire book: romance with fangs, and tales of predation. 346 more words

Review: The Historian

Book: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Published: Time Warner Books, 2005
Available in paperback from Amazon.

I was excited to read this, having finally worked my way through my reading list to get to it. 350 more words