Tag Archives: Dracula

My top reads for 2010

I so wish I would have read more books this year! My to-read list is ever-growing and I despair of successfully reading everything I want to read in my lifetime. In 2011, I am hoping to squeeze in lots of … Continue reading

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review :: The Historian

The Historian Elizabeth Kostova Intriguing. Compelling. Intricate. All three words describe The Historian. Elizabeth Kostova has created a fascinating blend of fact and fantasy, weaving the (true) historical roots of the living, breathing Vlad Dracula and the mythical persistent existence … Continue reading

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review :: Dracula

Dracula Bram Stoker  One of the most interesting things about Dracula is that the word “vampire” is not used in regard to humans–or what Dr. Van Helsing refers to as the Undead– until nearly the end of the book. The … Continue reading

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word of the day :: cicatrised

cicatrize: [sik–uh-trahyz] –verb (used with object) 1. Physiology. to heal by inducing the formation of a cicatrix. –verb (used without object) 1. to become healed by the formation of a cicatrix. Also, especially in British, cicatrise. Origin: 1350-1400; ME < ML … Continue reading

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Notes on Dracula

It is a bit of a quandary to be reading two novels simultaneously… and poor East of Eden is getting the shaft, as I am a bit antsy to finish reading Dracula on the Kindle so that I can pass … Continue reading

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the kindle

My publishing company is the proud (AKA: skeptical) owner of an Amazon Kindle. We are taking turns in the office handling the Kindle, reading books, downloading books, and studying layout formats as we prepare for our first forage into the … Continue reading

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