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The Vampire Lestat
The Vampire Lestat | Anne Rice
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Collected for the first time, here are the twelve extraordinary illustrated volumes that form the graphic novel of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Evocative full-color paintings and an artful abridgment of the original text capture the inimitable spirit and atmosphere of this passionate, complex, and thrilling tale.The story begins in our own time with Lestat, tall, blond, and handsome, a world-renowned rock star. His gifts are timeless, his youth never withers. But he was not always the powerful and famous child of darkness. Before his long earth-encrusted sleep, he was an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-Revolutionary France. It was then that he came face-to-face with the incarnation of evil and the temptations of love that he has ravenously pursued through time. Where it has led him and what he has become is the heart of the tale that has captured millions of readers.
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Melreedauthor
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FINALLY FINISHED. 😁
But a great companion to the first. It tells the story, builds intensity and develops the world even more. I love the different views on characters that I loved before and how it did kinda change my mind. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Dragon
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1. Yes I like Anti Hero books. 2 The Vampire 🧛‍♂️ Lestat was my first favourite Anti Hero thanks Anne Rice #two4tuesday@theSpineView thanks for the tag @WJCintron Tagging everyone who would like to play

WJCintron That's a great choice!!!! 😃 🙌 1mo
TheSpineView Ohhhh Anne Rice... love her books! Thanks for playing! 1mo
Dragon Thanks 🙏 @WJCintron - Lestat started my ongoing interest in vampire 🧛‍♀️ books etc 1mo
Dragon Thanks @TheSpineView I actually went to New Orleans to look at Anne Rice‘s home in the garden district and just soak up the atmosphere🧛‍♂️💚🐉 1mo
WJCintron @Dragon Anne Rice! The BEST!! 1mo
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Melreedauthor
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Thanks to Thriftbooks, I am able to be knee deep in vampires as much as I want. 😍😍😍😍

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reading_rainbow
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🖤 what a storyteller. I‘m devastated. Anne got me through some really tough times, rip 🪦

Leftcoastzen Lovely display of her titles! 😢 5mo
tokorowilliamwallace I'm currently testing her work out, and I've started Taltos first (next is Mummy). What were your thoughts on that one? I'm not very far in, but the two threads I've come across so far almost seemed like two completely different books, though I've enjoyed aspects of both, including the charming and interesting characterization. 5mo
TheNeverendingTBR Love those paperback editions! 😍 5mo
reading_rainbow @tokorowilliamwallace I‘m sorry, I have not read Taltos yet, as it is the 3rd book in the Mayfair Witches but I did learn a little about the Talamasca in Queen of Damned and I thought it was really interesting. I would start with the first 3 installments of the Vampire Chronicles, Interview with the Vampire/The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned. They are incredible 5mo
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Branwen
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Chaplin is also sad today about Anne Rice's passing! 😿💔 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

Leftcoastzen 😢 5mo
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persephone1408
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Thank you Anne Rest in Peace 😭🖤🖤

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BoleyBooks
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BookDragonNotWorm So sad. She was one of my favorites in high school. 5mo
BoleyBooks @BookDragonNotWorm - readers everywhere are feeling her loss. I‘m originally from South Louisiana and I know she is so adored. Hugs. 5mo
BookDragonNotWorm 🫂🫂🫂 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Heartbroken this morning learning of the passing of one of my favorite authors.
A roommate/friend told me I should read The Vampire Lestat and I was hooked. I started following Ms Rice on social media and discover she was a wonderful person as well as writer.
I wish peace and comfort to her family and friends.

CBee I was so sad to hear this 😢 5mo
DGRachel I just the Facebook post from her son Christopher. I‘m heartbroken. Her books brought me so much joy and comfort in middle and high school. 5mo
Leftcoastzen 😢 5mo
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vonnie862
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Remembering the time I met my favorite author in 2012. I am heart broken to hear of her passing earlier tonight. 😔 Rest in peace, Anne Rice.
#annerice

BookwormAHN So sad 😿 5mo
Chrissyreadit What a lovely experience and memory ❤️ 5mo
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GatheringBooks
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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I immediately thought of Lestat for the Dead Man‘s Party prompt for #LittensDressedInBlood. I feel like this is definitely a song the vampire rockstar would have on his playlist. 😂 He even has a body swap accident in The Tale of the Body Thief which fits the line “leave your body at the door”. 🤣

MidnightBookGirl Lestat definitely loves to party! 8mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#CuriousCovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs

I have plenty book with a #man on the cover, but Lestat is Lestat ❣❣❣❣

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Eggs Muy bien 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
LeslieO Excellent! 11mo
Ast_Arslan @Eggs @LeslieO thank you both 😊🧡 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t have that many!! 11mo
Ast_Arslan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks IDK why, but italian covers are mostly with human being on it 😅 11mo
persephone1408 Hey! My man was Lestat also! Great minds think alike...huh?? 11mo
Ast_Arslan @persephone1408 Lestat is always a great choice ❣ I always loved this cover 😊 11mo
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TK-421
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“All the stories I have told you are finally as useless as all ancient knowledge is to man and to us. Its images and its poetry can be beautiful; it can make us shiver with the #recognition of things we have always suspected or felt. It can draw us back to times when the earth was new to man, and wondrous. But always we come back to the way the earth is now.” #QuotsyApr21

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STORYBOOK-CAFE
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"Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner." — Marius — The Vampire Lestat ?

DarkMina Love the Vampire Chronicles! ❤️ 1y
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StayCurious
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Eggs This is great!! 2y
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reading_rainbow
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this might be my new favorite book atm. what an incredible journey! this book is rich with so many places and ever changing times and characters. parts were haunting and grotesque, funny, beautiful.. ugh!!! wow i wasn‘t expecting it be like this, what a difference it was to Interview w/Vampire yet they pair beautifully together. i can‘t wait to continue the series and soak up more of this mythos! My Lelio, My Wolfkiller ❣️

annamatopoetry I definitely remember this book being approximately my entire life for a while 😍 2y
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AkashaVampie I have never read any of Anne Rice's books but loved the movies. I even named my son Nicholas Lestat becuz I love vampires so much. 2y
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BrittLC
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So far, this series is absolutely amazing! I cant wait to get through all of the books! It's gotten, almost, all of my attention.

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BrittLC
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I'm in love with this book. It makes me sad that my copy is falling apart...

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reading_rainbow
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1) Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy or Anne Rice Vampire chronicles
2) At the moment, Penny Dreadful 💀⚰️
3) No but i‘d like to start!
4) Hopefully a shit ton of Vegan Pizza 🍕🌱
5) No! but i‘ve been trying to get him into audio books lol
#FRIYAYINTRO

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Moony
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I don't like vampire story a but the stories by Anne Rice are classical. And I love this cover because 'Fürst' is written with golden letter.

#scarathlon
#chillingphotochallenge
 @Clwojick #teamslaughter

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sprainedbrain
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Ok, so now I like Lestat a whole lot more than I did at the end of Interview with the Vampire. Some observations:

• Anne Rice is pretty freaking good.

• This story is ambitious, sprawling around a lot of the world and huge spans of time.

• These vampires have some interesting histories and legends.

• Tom Cruise really had no business playing Lestat. Seriously, wtf was up with that casting? 🙄

On to the next!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#YearOfRice

andreadmw YES!! To all your observations. I was a Louie girl until I read this novel. Well, honestly, don‘t think I ever stopped being a Louie girl. But, definitely softened my heart to Lestat. What a story! 3y
EmilyM I think this was my favorite book in the series. 3y
wordzie 💝 the review 3y
nquintus You are 100% spot on!! 2y
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AlobelThee
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Lestat's deep thoughts and passionate heart has some relatable feels for me. -- I've had some busy weeks with the new place, but sure setting time to enjoy the read. 🦇

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TheBookbabeblog84
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I mean Lestat and Claudia ATE WHOLE FAMILIES....and he did not care lol! And I guarantee he still does as he damn well pleases! #lestat #vampires #vamps #annerice

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BookishRedhead
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Lestat!
I'm happy that it was his history as a new born vampire and not rockstar Lestat.

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AlobelThee
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I'll start on my book date with The Vampire Lestat, with a clue pick on my favourite envisioned soundtrack. 🤘🏼🤓🥀 I look forward to the earlier 80's travels and music styles, throughout the rocker Lestat story!

RavenLovelyReads Happy reading!!🤓 📚 3y
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NatalieR
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Wow! That was a long listen at 21+ hours. I guess when you‘re immortal, you have a long story to tell. While I enjoyed this, I struggled to maintain my interest at times. I plan to read the next installment of the vampire series, but will be taking a break for awhile.

SailorMoon Is this the same Lestat vampire that is in the movie "Interview with the vampire"? Have you watched it? 3y
RadicalReader @NatalieR never seen a better justification for a lengthy listen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
NatalieR @SailorMoon No, I haven‘t seen the movie. But from reading the first 2 books, yes this is the same Lestat vampire. 🧛🏻‍♂️ 3y
NatalieR @RadicalReader Thanks! 😆 3y
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RavenLovelyReads
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The 1st time I read this book I loved it. I wished to visit all the places described In the book- Paris, New Orleans, San Francisco, Carmel Valley... Reading this book for the 2nd time- I enjoyed it even more. As super adult (someone over her 30‘s) I have visited all the places I had only read about the 1st time (except for Egypt- that‘s still a dream). I‘ll be reading the 3rd book this month. Anyone else reading the Vampire Chronicles?

Karkar I just finished this one last month too! 3y
RavenLovelyReads @Karkar Yay! Are you planning on reading book 3? I hope to reread all the chronicles this year 🤓 3y
AlobelThee I'll be starting this book soon. Seeing more in the series still going, make the inspiration to get reading again. 3y
Karkar @RavenLovelyReads yes I plan on reading it this month or next! I have never read past this one do it will be new to me 3y
RavenLovelyReads @AlobelThee Yes! There‘s a few new books since the last time I read these- it‘s been a while so I‘m starting over 😜 happy reading!! 3y
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historybuff88
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I reread this one for funsies:)

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RavenLovelyReads
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I wanted to revisit the #vampirechronicles, and while I‘m enjoying the story- I can‘t get my mind‘s eye to stop seeing Tom Cruise as Lestat! He was not what Lestat looked like in my head the first time I read the books! My Lestat was beautiful, fresh faced, a bit boyish and had a spectacular French accent! Littens- am I the only one whose mind‘s eye was ruined by this casting? 🙁

RebL TC didn‘t look like my Lestat either, though he certainly did replace my imagining. TC is an actor who I think I don‘t like, but he delivers. I can‘t help but be pulled along by his performances. 3y
RavenLovelyReads @RebL Thanks for the reply-I‘m not into celebrities and their lives- so this really isn‘t an issue of liking the actor...his performance was good. I‘m struggling with his “look” and how it destroyed the image I had made when I first read the book. You mentioned that he replaced your imagining- that‘s exactly right! Perfect wording for what I‘m feeling 🤓I‘m just struggling because I don‘t like the replacement and miss my image of him. 3y
RebL I‘m with you 💯 & don‘t think I could revisit the series as a result. 3y
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AlobelThee I'm also reading The Vampire Lestat in the New Year. The soundtrack interest I had for Queen of the Damned will likely have Stuart Townsend's Lestat in mind for me. I've seen that film more times over again, than Tom's Interview With The Vampire, although I've got a long ways of catching up with the books! 3y
Dragon My Lestat was very tall in my opinion, a lot taller than Tom Cruise 😀🐉 3y
RavenLovelyReads @Dragon 😂😂 Yes- he describes himself as 6‘ tall, gray eyes that catch blue or violet, and having thick blond hair- “not quite shoulder length and rather curly”.... (first page of TVL) None of this is Tom Cruise! 😂😂 someone must have owed his agent a favor! 😜 3y
RavenLovelyReads @AlobelThee Stuart Townsend has the right body type- but I‘m still struggling with the face and hair. Still...much more believable than TC 😉 3y
Dragon True! 😀👍🐉 3y
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AlobelThee
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My wish list book pick for Christmas is The Vampire Lestat. 🦇 I remember reading the opening too long ago at the library. It's about time I continued the series, figuring I might skip on ahead to the Prince Lestat books; hopefully also in soft cover. ☃️ As a bonus with my Bluenotes bat onesie; the suit includes pockets, well-fitting the book. 🖤

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 3y
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Teafiend
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I just love Lestat! “We are going out. But we shall do it like proper vampires...” 😂 lol

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EadieB
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Dragon Lestat 🖤 4y
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sdbruening
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#SevenDaysofLove

Day 7

Vampire Chronicles for the win 😄

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BeansPage
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#TeamLestat 🧛🦇
@akckitty ⬇️
@Indexasaurus ⬇️
@ReadingOver50 ⬇️
@Hehaney ⬆️
The order above is the order in which to mail. Please use this post to exchange emails so that you can exchange mailing addresses.
#HGPBC #HorrorGoesPostalBookClub

Hestapleton My email is hannahhaneywriter@gmail.com! 4y
akckitty My email is achapm@outlook.com ☺️ 4y
ReadingOver50 Jcmonson@verizon.net 4y
Indexasaurus Mine is rlynnolb@gmail.com 🤗👻 4y
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“...I look like a perfect horror...” #vampire #horror

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madamereadsalot1
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#readingresolutions day 7 #rainbowstack @Jess7

Clearly I have a thing for vampires and magic.

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“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds—justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can‘t go on. To really ask is is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”

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xicanti
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Every time I reread THE VAMPIRE LESTAT I see new things in it, and underline new bits, and find new ways to love it. There's magic in that.

I also shake my head at fifteen-year-old me, who did. not. get. how extremely queer it is. Heteronormativity's a dark strain of magic indeed.

But yeah. I love the hell out of this book. It's a forever fave. And after a nine-year break, I'm ready to put Lestat back on my List of Favourite Literary Characters.

BethFishReads I haven‘t read this in years. I wonder what the audios are like 4y
xicanti @BethFishReads I listened to the first two and thought Simon Vance did a great job. 4y
BethFishReads Ohhhh I usually love Simon Vance. Hummm maybe there‘s a reread in my future 4y
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xicanti
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I made it through Marius's POV! I liked it a bit more now than I did when I was younger, but I still ended up skimming near the end. Life's too short to pay close attention to Marius.

I listened to about sixty pages of ACOWAR, too, brining my #25inFive total to 19:55. This feels doable.

Andrew65 You should do it from this position. Well done 🙌🙌🙌 4y
xicanti @Andrew65 I'm up past 22 hours now. Victory is in sight! 4y
Andrew65 @xicanti Even better! 😊👍 4y
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xicanti
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I love the bulk of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT so much that it was my favouritest of favourite books for many, many years even though Marius's POV bores me silly.

I KNOW. Everyone loves him. I'm a weirdo.

Eventually I said damn the rules and skipped his bit entirely. It's been 14 or 15 years since I last read it, so this time I'm gonna TRY.

I reserve the right to skim or jump ahead if necessary. #25infive

Andrew65 😊 4y
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xicanti
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I transferred all my clovers from my reading copy to my secondary copy and made a WONDROUS DISCOVERY: the Part title pages are different between the two editions. Even better, the trade paperback cycles between a few different designs instead of using the same one over and over.

I geek the hell out over stuff like this.

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xicanti
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I'm just shy of three hours for #25InFive! I think I feel well enough that I can stand up and cook some actual food, too, so I'm gonna take a wee reading break.

Andrew65 👏👏👏 Going well! 4y
readordierachel Glad you're feeling a bit better! 4y
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xicanti
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Finding four- and five-leaf clovers is my superpower, and I store them in all my favourite books. These days I tuck 'em in every 25 pages, but luckily I went with my old method for THE VAMPIRE LESTAT: 100-page intervals starting with page 150. It makes the book a bit easier to read.

I should probably transfer them all into my trade paperback copy, which I bought for curiosity's sake (and because I'm a weirdo who likes multiple formats for faves).

CherylSwafford I love The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. One of my faves💞 4y
xicanti @CherylSwaffordAuthor one of mine, too. I'm way past due a reread. 4y
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xicanti
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I read a couple arcs of ULTIMATE X-MEN, then decided to try sitting up so's I could have breakfast while I read another few chapters of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Now I'm at 1:47 for #25InFive.

twohectobooks This is my first time hearing about #25infive and it sounds like fun! Too bad I have way too much going on this weekend to participate! 4y
ReviewsbytheMrs Your French press is super cute 💖😊 4y
Ddzmini We had the same cereal 😋 4y
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xicanti @twohectobooks I got sorta-but-not-really lucky in that today's a sick day and I use books for distraction-based pain relief, so I'm hoping I can build up enough of a buffer that it won't matter if I can only slot fewer hours in over the next four days. 4y
xicanti @ReviewsbytheMrs it was my favourite Christmas present! I love it awfully much. 4y
xicanti @Ddzmini this is the first time I've bought it, but I'll definitely look for it again. It's tasty, and easy to eat without milk. 4y
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xicanti
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Pain day reading. I also finished a couple volumes of Kazune Kawahara's HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT right after I woke up, and I'm sure I'll tackle ULTIMATE X-MEN again later.

TricksyTails Hope you feel better! Lestat will surely help. 🤗🤗🤗 4y
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xicanti
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This afternoon I was all, "I'm gonna conquer La TBR!"

This evening I pulled THE VAMPIRE LESTAT off the shelf just to look at it, and the next thing I knew La TBR and its 431 unread books meant zip to me.

TVL used to be my favourite book and Lestat was my Favouritest of Favourite Literary Characters, but it's been 5 years since I've reread it and 13 since I read my own copy (which matters because marginalia). Guess that's set to change.

xicanti I'll probably read some comics tonight, too. Gotta finish ULTIMATE X-MEN. 4y
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MJSanty
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When thinking of a #morallygreycharacter I think of those characters who do things that we might think are unconscionable, and who because of their qualities not only make us not hate them for it but also sometimes hate themselves for it. One of the best examples of this I think is the main character in so many books in this series, The Brat Prince himself, Lestat.
#marchinbooks18 #vampire #antihero #annerice

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