Dracula but Bram Stoker. Such a good book!
My new copy of Dracula! 😍😍😍
Aaaand finished! Thanks for recommending the audiobook @Cinfhen. I did find it a little hard to pay attention the last hour or so. Absolutely fabulous cast.
1. I am a pussy so thrillers. 2. Handmaid‘s Tale is scary enough for me. All that stuff has already happened somewhere in the world. 3. Done. 4. True Blood. 5. I faint easily so no gore. My anaphylaxis training each year is a big day for me. 6. Do you guys know about Ivan Milat, Australia‘s worst serial Killer? Google him but not before bed. @teebe
It's a classic for a reason & a lot different than what I expected! Riveting, cleverly-constructed Gothic fiction that also works as a mystery. Love the forms of text incorporated into the narrative. Underlying it are issues percolating around womanhood, female sexuality, & fear of Others. One of those interesting novels that is a compelling read despite the author's iffy politics (that was in view in full force in The Lair of the White Worm).
I'm not going to feel guilty about folding the laundry slowly. It gave me an excuse to keep listening.
I'm thinking I should start reading the book though because I'm at a section that feels a little rambly (Lucy at Whitby and her proposals.) I'm having trouble focusing on the audiobook. @Cinfhen @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm
It has been an immensely enjoyable, captivating reread. Great descriptions & sense of place; so much suspense, dread, & anxiety throughout. Set in Victorian times, there‘re underlying themes of spiritualism, religion, gender & female sexuality, among others. Towards the end, the ‘chase‘ was so intense and had my heart beating fast! I love that the narratives are from different source of materials - journals, letters, memo, newspaper clippings. 👇
1. I've been listening to Dracula on audible. Not quite done but that was the only Halloween themed book I read.
2. Farewell, Dorothy Parker- and to say I only finished 1 book in October!
It's a bright & sunny morning, & it's back to spending some time with this toothy fellow & his gang. The upside to being a broke freelancer: a tiny amount of downtime in-between assignments. Hope to read quite a bit of this. I think I was expecting a tawdry horror tale, & while there's plenty of heavy breathing in the relations between vampire & vampiree 😆 it's also layered, complex, & cleverly constructed. @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @Sace
Wow, this was such an evocative, intensely dark and well rounded story. I can understand how this tome has become a well lauded classic. Having just read Haunting of Hill House, I was curious to go back and read an original Gothic tale. Aside from being a little too winded towards the end , the Audible original full cast recording pushed this book into 4 star status. Thanks to @erzascarletbookgasm @Sace @batsy for reading along with me.
It's been a week, so I'm sorry again for my tardiness! Finished my re-read of Tam Lin & loved it even more this time; progressed with the fascinating King Lear & made a tiny dent in Dracula!
💀 To finish Act 3 of King Lear for #ShakespeareReadAlong
🧛🏽♀️ Continue with the Dracula buddy read; I'm getting increasingly nervous for Jonathan!
👛 Read the required sections of A Lost Lady for #catherbuddyread
Completed the above four books. Almost half way through Dracula. Such a page-turner!
#NamasteNovember #NightReading @Eggs
First night of November, started reading this, casual buddy reading with @Cinfhen @batsy @Sace . I guess it‘s not a good idea to read it at night, because our young lawyer has just arrived at THE castle. 🦇
Happy Halloween! This is my well loved copy that may have been read in the bath. I was surprised how much I enjoyed reading it despite the nightmares it gave me about bats.
This quote is from Bram Stoker who also wrote: Lair of the Worm, The Lady of the Shroud, The Judge's Houe, The mystery of the Sea, Dracula's Guest 👻
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid
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1. Trying to fight through Dracula but I think it's gonna be a DNF
2.The Navigator by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown
3.34, I'll try and read another this evening after trick or treating.
4.For November I'm doing chick-lit and cozies. I kinda burned out on paranormal and thriller this month. 😂🤪
1. Dracula and The Haunting of Hill House
2. I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark
3. 19 total so far (8 comics, 1 graphic novel, 8 novels, 2 NF, 8 audio) - if I finish Dracula today that‘ll make 20 total.
4. Catching up on #BOTM books
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I finished reading Dracula today. Overall, I found it to be a wonderful book. Only slightly repetitive in a few chapters with events with Lucy early on, but I loved it! A great book to finish on Halloween! 🧛♂️🎃
I recognized this immediately because I underlined the same quote in my copy of the book! It‘s Dracula by Bram Stoker, of course!
Stoker also wrote: Dracula‘s Guest, Lair of the White Worm, Jewel of the Seven Stars, The Judge‘s House, and The Lady of the Shroud
#literaryquotes #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
#TeamStoker it's time to have our discussion about our buddy read for the month!!! Here's a couple topics I would like us all to consider:
1. How does the book pit science and reason against superstition and the occult?
2. How do changes in the weather and atmosphere influence your reading experience when it comes to setting the tone?
3. What surprises did you find in this book? Is this your first time reading or a reread?
I am listening to Dracula on audio all day so that I can hopefully finish the #DraculaBuddyRead. While I was enjoying my print copy, I can listen to this while I‘m at work today. The narration on this edition is really good! #Libby to the rescue today!
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Why not showcase at #TheEnd of #SoaringScores a creeptacular book? Halloween is my favorite holiday (and thus I took a day off from work in order to enjoy the day reading), and yet I‘m not a super huge fan of scary stuff. However, when it comes to gothic horror, written in the 19th century or older, I‘m all for it! Beware the creepy count who only comes out at night...
Thanks @Cinfhen and @CrowCAH for a fun month! 🧡🖤🧡🖤
Is anyone else excited to see if this version can do better than the last (at least the Gary Oldman version, which was terrible)? Here‘s a link to this article: https://apple.news/AnSeHUMFHOXmFk25NkzVRKw
I keep hoping to see a movie made of The Historian, my fave Dracula story next to Stoker of course
Enjoying this atmospheric tale with a delicious cup of David‘s organic serenity tea compliments of the fabulous @LeahBergen ( today‘s birthday girl 💓🎂💋) Having read Haunting of Hill House earlier this month, I think I‘m already more engrossed with Bram Stoker‘s story. It‘s the right kind of creepy😱This would work for #Booked2019 #PublicDomain and is available for free on @SerialReader
Trailer looks terrifying! 😱
The BBC has released the first trailer for its new adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, which comes from the makers of Sherlock.
As I‘ve said before, I got scared of this book as a kid & only read the first part. Remember going w/ friends to see the movie as a teen & was a little scared but ok enough to see it again. But, I didn‘t remember much about it other than the actors. I‘m glad I read the book because now I understand all the pop culture references, esp Van Helsing. I felt it dragged toward the end-a lot of planning & ten min of actual excitement. @Clwojick
This hasn‘t been the best day. Drove 2+ hrs to see my friend‘s kids in marching band. It‘s very rainy and windy today, making it difficult for all the bands. The kids‘ band didn‘t make state finals. They normally do, so I had decided to stay at a hotel instead of driving very late tonight. They got 5th, missed finals by one spot. They didn‘t stay to watch, & it was raining so much, I decided to stay in my already paid for room.
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick
Can‘t believe I had never read this. I‘m glad I did but found it a tad slow at times. Split my time between reading and the audio book. Love Alan Cummings so found it very well read.
I actually really liked this book. I read 2 classics this month and I think I‘ll make a goal of next year to read a classic a month.
I enjoyed this adventure and at the end, I was at the edge of my seat and didn‘t want to put the book down.
When I was a kid I slept with my blanket covering my neck in case of vampires. I felt like that again when reading this.
#teamstoker #stokerbuddyread #buddyread #scarathlon +10pts (566pts)