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Anno Dracula
Anno Dracula | Kim Newman
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It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Genevieve Dieudonne and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders. "Anno Dracula" is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London."
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ozma.of.oz
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Let‘s get steamy! 😏

1. Yup! Love them! And I love how the genre is spreading beyond Victorian England, like Master of Djinn! ❤️⚙️❤️
2. One thing I really love is the aesthetics. All the brass and leather and glass.
3. Tagged! Been in my kindle library for a while! 😅

#SundayFunday Have a wonderful day and don‘t forget to tag me so I can see your posts!

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mdolan995
Anno Dracula | Kim Newman
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I personally love these books. Kim Newman is one of my favorite newer authors and his use of characters in history and pop culture is just fantastic.

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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 96th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

JazzFeathers Noooo! Ce l'ho anch'io questa edizione (chissà dove) comprata secoli fa. Non l'ho ancora letto, però. 1y
Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers 😂 la lista si allunga 1y
TheNeverendingTBR I've got this one too, should be interesting 1y
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR I guess we will read it one day a 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @Ast_Arslan Yes! 🧛‍♂️ 1y
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LostInSpace
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Mehso-so

This was a really interesting take on events after Dracula.

I am a massive history dork when it comes to Jack The Ripper so I did find this story interesting from that angle - vampires have shown themselves and integrated themselves into society - sort of, and now someone is killing vampire women..

I found it pretty slow paced until the end where all hell broke lose, overall it was good but I‘m not sure I‘d read the next in the series 🥀

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Ast_Arslan
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New arrival in my bookish family!
It looks great on the hotel's desk 🤣

#newin #annodracula #kimnewman #vampiresobsession #vampires

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Jgotham
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I found this book on sale awhile ago for about $2-3 so I thought I would give it a try now. I‘m reading it and having a cheap homemade charcuterie board of two cheeses, pickles, Smith‘s crackers, dried mangos, and a fig jam I found near the cheeses. The board was excellent 😋

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jenniferw88
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#20series20days @Andrew65 Day 3

ONE of the series I've actually completed 😂! Ignore hashtag in picture.

TrishB Maybe that should be the next challenge! 2y
jenniferw88 @TrishB haha! That means my hashtag would be #12series63books, and that's on the conservative side as 2 series are from when I was younger and so I can't remember where I got up to! 😂 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB Perhaps the next challenge should be to target 5 series to complete or get up to date on! 2y
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Andrew65 These look interesting. 2y
jenniferw88 @Andrew65 @TrishB just realised I miscalculated - #12series64books. 2y
jenniferw88 @Andrew65 @TrishB that would make it easier for me! 1 Laszlo Kreisler, 1 Thomas Hawkins, 1 Fiona Griffiths, 1 Good Daughter and 2 Ian Hamilton! 2y
TrishB @andrew65 @jenniferw88 I am trying to do that, not letting myself start new ones until I‘ve finished one or got up to date 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB You‘re better than me at that! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think once I post about the series I've actually completed, I'll need to fill out the 20 days with series in progress. 2y
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Branwen
Anno Dracula | Kim Newman
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OriginalCyn620 Great pic! 😊🧡 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 🍁🍂 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Branwen you‘re welcome 💗 3y
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Branwen
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OriginalCyn620 Nice! 😊 3y
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Branwen
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OriginalCyn620 Love it! 🍁🍂 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🍁🍂🧡 3y
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ozma.of.oz
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#chillingphotochallenge #vampire

A book on my TBR for this month!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (19 total)

Clwojick This series looks so good. 3y
ozma.of.oz @Clwojick IT‘S A SERIES!?! 3y
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Branwen
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"My dark kiss brings life, eternal and sweet. The dark nights are ended and we are raised to our rightful estate."

This book is FUN. I loved reading about Dracula marrying Queen Victoria and all the vampire chaos happening in London! ?? #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #maho

Meaw_catlady 😻😻 3y
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jenniferw88
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I absolutely love Kim Newman's take on Stoker's #vampire story, & am keen to read J D Barker's at some point in the future! Al of these are retellings of Dracula.

#teamslaughter #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

11pts (from comments) +1 = 12pts

Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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Laughterhp
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Haven‘t read this yet, so don‘t know if these Vampires sleep in coffins, but I think any vampire book fits!

#coffin #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Scarathlon

1pt #teamStoker

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
jenniferw88 I 💗 this series! 3y
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Branwen
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Just started this one today, another one of my spooky reads for Autumn. 👻👿🦇🎃 So far I really like it! The story is super interesting and I won't lie I kind of have a thing for main characters who are female vampires! *swoons* 😍💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #moukou

CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat! 3y
Leftcoastzen Kitty!😻 3y
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

Jack the Ripper is terrorizing London, with the twist that Dracula defeated and killed Van Helsing and is now the Prince Consort of England. And vampires live side by side with the “warm.” Great premise and I enjoyed most of it, but I found it overly bloated with characters and unnecessary storylines.

#dogsofLitsy #sleepypups #Greta #Bindi

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sidherinn
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Lizpixie
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Now that I‘m rested & back at it again, I can post my review of this fabulous book. This “alternate history” story is a mashup of Dracula & Jack The Ripper & was fun from start to finish. In a Victorian London where The Ripper stalks the streets, Vlad Tepes has married & turned the Queen, making England a haven for vampires of all kinds. But something rotten is seething at the core of high society. #ReadHarder2019 #AnAlternateHistoryNovel

LA_Mead Ooh that sounds great! 3y
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Lizpixie
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Woohoo! Six books in and I‘ve hit the 24hr mark of the #24in48 #readathon! I think this is the quickest I‘ve hit the time in the 6 ‘thons I‘ve taken part in, sometimes insomnia works for you I guess. Not that I‘m stopping here, I‘ve still got the rest of the tagged book to go & lots of time left. If I don‘t end up with #restingbookface🤦🏻‍♀️

Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!! 🎉📚🎉That is awesome! 3y
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 3y
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Jas16 🙌🏽📚🙌🏽 3y
Eyelit 🎉📚👏👏👏 3y
squirrelbrain Yay! Well done! 👏 🎉 3y
Lizpixie @Mollyanna @DebinHawaii @TrishB @Jas16 @Eyelit @squirrelbrain thank you! I had some amazing books to choose from so that helped a lot. Fingers crossed on winning a prize, though just making it to 24hrs is awesome enough!🙌 3y
mrp27 🎉🙌🏽🎉🙌🏽🎉 3y
DGRachel That‘s awesome! Congrats! 3y
Crazeedi Congrats!👏💗 3y
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🍾💃🏻📚👏🏻🎉🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻😁😁😎😎💕💕 3y
Lizpixie @mrp27 @DGRachel @Crazeedi @Megabooks thanks guys! How did your ‘thon go?🙌 3y
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Lizpixie
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I‘ve been so absorbed by this book I haven‘t checked in for a few hours. #Bk6 of the #24in48 #readathon is brilliant, I haven‘t stopped for even a snack for at least 5hrs. I‘m pretty sure I‘ll get my 24hrs at the very least, after this I think I‘ll be sleeping for 48hrs straight. How‘s everyone else doing?

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Lizpixie
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I‘m 1 1/2hrs into #Bk6 Of the #24in48 #readathon & I‘m loving it! A mashup of Dracula & Jack The Ripper, it‘s set in an alternate Victorian London where Queen Vic has married the Prince Of Wallachia-Vlad The Impaler. Being a vampire is suddenly popular until a murderer called “Silver Knife” starts butchering vampire girls in Whitechapel. So far it‘s brilliant.

TheEllieMo Sounds interesting! 3y
julesG Wow! You're killing it! 16 hours!!! 👏👏👏👏 3y
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt10 The wonderful @Liberty was asking on Instagram for instances of books she recommended that you‘d fallen in love with coz she needed to be cheered up. Well, her recommendations for the last 3 years have cheered me up quite a few times! This is the latest rec I can‘t wait to add to the list, her favourite vampire story of all time. So, thank you for all the joy you‘ve brought to my reading life Liberty.👩🏻‍🎤🤘🐈 #holycats

Liberty ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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IndyHannaJones
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I hurt my leg in Taekwondo and this brat can't be bothered to fetch my book for me...

CouronneDhiver How rude! 😉 3y
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 3y
IndyHannaJones Such a spoiled brat 3y
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IndyHannaJones
Anno Dracula | Kim Newman

There are moments when this is very, very clearly written by a man. 😂

IndyHannaJones GENEVIEVE IS OVER 400 YEARS OLD STOP REFERING TO HER AS A 'GIRL'. 3y
julesG 😂😂😂 Sorry, it's funny and annoying. 3y
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IndyHannaJones
Anno Dracula | Kim Newman

I'd like to pursue a degree in Victorian Horror Novels and movies and how they've influenced our culture today. Who wants to give me money??

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IndyHannaJones
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And the flowers are down

BarbaraTheBibliophage Dang!! 😰 3y
Soubhiville Uh-oh! 3y
julesG Grmpf! Just remember cats are scientists: https://images.app.goo.gl/ZWH9KLGWHcZ8iGiW6 3y
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IndyHannaJones @julesG well....she's a dog 😂 but I can totally see why you'd think that. Dogs aren't scientists...they're chefs...and here she is sampling the local cuisine 3y
julesG Whoops! Well, hope the local cuisine was to her liking. 3y
IndyHannaJones @julesG I'm sure it was. She kept returning to the scene of the crime 3y
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IndyHannaJones
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My view reading this evening. The air smells like flowers. The dog won't stop eating soil out of my pots...

BarbaraTheBibliophage Loved that book! Enjoy your evening read. 🤗 3y
micamaldita What a nice view! 3y
IndyHannaJones @BarbaraTheBibliophage I haven't really clicked with it yet 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @IndyHannaJones I seem to remember a slooooow start. Hang in and hopefully you‘ll like it. 3y
IndyHannaJones @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm definitely intrigued enough to kerp going! 3y
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IndyHannaJones
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He's name dropping nonstop, innit he?

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IndyHannaJones
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My baby Fuzz got me some gifts for Dog Mom day! Now let's see if Daddy will give me a foot rub...

IndyHannaJones No foot rub yet... 3y
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TCLinrow
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I'm choosing pick because the story itself was brilliant, I just wish I'd been reading it in print!
Genevieve and Beauregard were amazing, as was Jack the Ripper in his madness. It took a little while to get going, and a little longer for me to get all the characters figured out, but it was well written and fun to read.
The name dropping got a little out of hand especially when the characters didn't actually feature half the time!
#TBRChallenge 🖤

Vinjii I tried and was just lost because I didn‘t know who half the people were. What do I need to know to appreciate the book? 3y
TCLinrow @Vinjii Half of the people it introduces at the beginning are just there to give context or set something up for later. Their names don't matter too much, but you only really realise that quite far in to it. To appreciate it I would say focus on Beauregard, Genevieve and Jack, and don't worry too much about the others 3y
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Liberty
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It‘s Vampire Day over on @bookriot! I wrote about 12 underappreciated vampire novels, including ANNO DRACULA, my favorite vampire novel. ☠️🖤🦇 https://bookriot.com/2019/05/07/under-the-radar-vampire-novels/

IndyHannaJones That is literally the exact reason why I looked this up. 3y
Branwen I love this book! 😍 3y
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TCLinrow
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#TBRChallenge update 😊
Definitely getting the hang of the characters now, which is great because it's making the story more interesting 🧡 a little annoying that it took half of the book to get there though 😕
Can't wait to see what Beauregard and Genevieve get up to next with Jack the Ripper going mad 😁

brittanythebookdragon I LOVE this book and I fully enjoyed The Bloody Red Baron! I have the next ones in the series on my shelf that I‘ll get to one day! 3y
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TCLinrow
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So I'm nearly 4 hours in now and I'm starting to get the hang of the characters now (or at least I think I am 😅). I think this is definitely a book that would work better in print for me. The name dropping this book does is fun, but maybe a touch over the top? 🤔
#TBRChallenge

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TCLinrow
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#TBRChallenge update (because I'm actually gonna stick with it this time): tactical last minute substitution of The Chalk Man for Anno Dracula since I'm already a ways in 🎧
Its going well but I'm still a little hazy on some of the characters (far too many different English Gentleman) although I am 100% team Genevieve 🖤

Right now I'm in the mood for some sci-fi though so I'm gonna give Stars Uncharted a go ⭐🌟⭐

Happy reading! ❤💜💙

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TCLinrow
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Getting a start on my #TBRChallenge with this audio book 🎧
I'm enjoying the story, but I'm struggling to get the characters straight in my head. Genevieve and Beauregard (most of the time) I can follow, but there are so many minor (I think) characters that confuse me 🤔
I'm sticking with it, but I'm thinking that this one would be better in print... even though I really like the narrator, there just seem to be too many English Gentlemen!

TCLinrow Just remembered I changed my mind last minute 🤪 I decided I wanted to read this book instead 😂 This shows you I shouldn't pick books before I've had my morning tea ☺ 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

There are so many things I really liked about this book, and yet somehow, it just wasn‘t as awesome as I had hoped.

An alternate history, where Dracula is real, but Van Helsing failed to kill him... Queen Victoria has remarried and now Vlad is the prince consort, vampires are out and people are choosing to turn, England a bloody police state, and Jack the Ripper is at large. Continued in comments...

⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain I enjoyed the mix of real (Billy the Kid, Alfred Tennyson, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, many more) and fictional (Dr. Jekyll, Lestrade, Bill Sikes, many more) characters, but it got to be a bit too much. Not sure if I will continue the series. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
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Sarrie
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Mehso-so

This was the Victorian supernatural classic equivalent of Ready Player One, but better.
The first important thing to note is that Count Dracula was not killed. Instead he has turned Queen Victoria and is now Prince Consort. The story then follows the Jack the Ripper murders and the way this world is changed.
This was fun, not perfect. It slogged a bit, especially in the middle, and I think it suffers a bit from 'first in a series' syndrome.

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jenniferw88
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The tagged book is one of my favourite scary books

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DiruVamp
Anno Dracula | Kim Newman

I am a vampire girl through and through but I‘m having the hardest time getting into this book! Debating on whether to put it back on the shelf and try again another time 😔⚰️🦇

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linzvi
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My actual favorite way to spend a weekend. 🐾🐕📖

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Liberty
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Dewey's Readathon countdown, Day 18: The prompt is "alternative." I picked two alternative history books that are great October reads: ANNO DRACULA imagines Jack the Ripper as a vampire slayer, and MAPLECROFT imagines Lizzie Borden as a monster hunter! #readathon #30DaysofReadathon ?☠️⚰️

[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh these look great! 5y
LiteratiCafe Maplecroft was great (edited) 5y
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Sue
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Mehso-so

I finally finished Anno Dracula - it was okay, but I was disappointed that Newman introduced so many fictional and real life contemporaries and then did nothing with them.

On a different note, I'm in a major book slump. For the third weekend in a row I haven't completed a single book! (Normally I can easily chew through two or three books in a weekend.)

Send help!

Grrlbrarian Isn't that Reaper from Overwatch chilling with Deadpool? I recommend a re-read of your fave childhood read(s) for the book slump 👍 5y
Billypar It looks like you're a memoir fan based on your read list. I've read several great ones this year (though all had much attention so I'm sure you're already aware of them). I'd recommend Hunger, H is for Hawk, Brown Girl Dreaming, and The Clancy's of Queens. Hope the slump ends soon! 5y
DivineDiana Fear not! Relax! I am amazed at that former pattern! 😮 5y
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readinginthedark Graphic novels! I like that I can tackle more of them in a short space, even when I'm in a slump. And if you don't feel like reading, spend some more time lingering on the illustrations! 5y
hlgreenfield Slumps just happen! I had a major one last month, but now I am back on form - I try to either just focus on other stuff ( watch movies, series etc and leave books for a little while) or try more light stuff - graphic novels are easier reads or re-reading some favourites which also works! 5y
Sue @Grrlbrarian Sure is! Deadpool's pretty new around here so Reaper is showing him the ropes. @Billypar Thanks for your recs! I'm building up to Hunger, I'm not familiar with the Clancys though, will check it out. @DivineDiana @readinginthedark @hlgreenfield Thanks everyone! xx 5y
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BookishFeminist
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Finally starting this journey today! This better not fuck up Dracula. Hopefully I'll be able to get a big chunk of this read today since I'm behind in the read along I'm participating in 😬

DiruVamp This has been on my shelf for awhile and I just haven't found the right time to start it. 5y
Mommamanzi I want to read this so bad. It's been on my tbr list for forever! 5y
Shortstack And you have another read a long starting tomorrow! ;) 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage One of my favorites!! 5y
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Sue
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I don't know if I'm #Californiadreaming but I'm definitely thinking about somewhere other than here.

Edited to add - oops, got the tag wrong! I know nothing about #Californialove !

#90sinjuly

Cinfhen Ha! 5y
britt_brooke 😂👏🏻 5y
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bates_barb
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I stole a couple of hours yesterday to take a break from unpacking and try out my new reading nook. Both of the Zs are feeling recovered enough from all the upheval that they came to hang out on my lap. Zelda didn't fit in the photo, though. #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5y
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Liberty
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For some reason, I tend to reread books on holidays. Today it's my favorite vampire novel. ☠️⚰️🖤

vivastory I read one of my favorite books of all-time last July 4th. "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" 5y
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Anton
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If you like Dracula and alternate histories, this book is for you! On sale for Kindle and Nook through the end of June.

BarbaraTheBibliophage This is one of my all-time favorites! 5y
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SpecsyBeast
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Pickpick

This was a pretty neat idea. Dracula as Prince Consort to Queen Victoria. I really like the juxtaposition of historical and literary figures. It was a bit of nice reading before I leave on vacation. And I'll read almost anything that has, "From the sick and depraved mind of" on the cover.

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SubwayBookReview
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Mark: "I'm a tattoo artist and love creating worlds. This book sounds a bit nuts but it's drawn me in. It's set during the First World War and mixes accurate historic events with vampires and supernatural elements. What can I say, I love history and vampires are cool!" #london

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TiffasaurusRex
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Pickpick

I can't believe I've had this sitting on my Kindle for years. Time to get the others in the series.