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Bram Stoker's Dracula - yes, the book - is worth your time

I actually wasn’t expecting to like this all that much. I just thought well, I like horror, and if it’s hung around this long surely it’s good. 633 more words


Dewey's 24h Readathon - 2016

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This weekend it’s readathon time. I try to participate in both editions, every year but as always the amount of reading I get done depends on how much entertainment my little prince and princess need. 361 more words


The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian is like a cross between The Da Vinci Code and Dracula. It’s partially an update of Stoker’s classic tale, utilizing the scarier-than-fiction stories about Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes-the man upon whom Dracula’s legend is based. 630 more words

Book Review

The Teenage Reading Years

I’m well into my twenties now, with plenty of reading under my belt and far away from my seven year old self who struggled with Harry Potter. 1,059 more words


Armchair Traveler with a Good Book

One of my favorite ways to prepare a trip is to read (or watch something) about the location.  Fiction or non-fiction.  Historical or current day.  It doesn’t matter.  442 more words

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January/February Reads and Reviews

January  – Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The book takes place primarily in late 19th century Chicago during the development of the Chicago World’s Fair. 201 more words

Classy Ladies

Review: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history…

Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear and unfortunate successor’.

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