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Dracul | Dacre Stoker
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#LMPBC #teamCanada Feel very keen to share with the club that I‘ve been wearing my bat ring for over 30 years. I feel it fits right it with this month‘s (6 weeks) pick

Bookzombie Love it! 🦇 1d
BlameJennyJane So cool!! 1d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So perfect! 🖤 1d
GypsyKat Love both those rings! 🖤 1d
sudi Love both rings especially the green one 💚 23h
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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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Now that I‘ve completed my Goodreads challenge and the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge my goal is to read the unread books I have on my shelf.


vumblereads Congratulations on finishing your GR challenge! 2d
audraelizabeth Congrats, ive read the outlander books listed except drums of autumn 2d
megzlynn @vumblereads Thanks! ☺️ 2d
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megzlynn @audraelizabeth I am looking@forward to starting them. I think they will be perfect for this time of year. 2d
audraelizabeth Yes and are different from the first 2d
Caroline2 Awesome photo! 💖 2d
megzlynn @Caroline2 Thanks! 2d
Scochrane26 I need to remember to read my last one for modern mrs Darcy. 1d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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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).

batsy Illustration by John Coulthart. More here http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2018/06/01/illustrating-dracula/ Thanks for the buddy read @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @Sace 🖤🦇 2d
Libby1 I agree. This book surprised me. 2d
Cathythoughts Great review! You make me want to read it .... I must do soon 👍🏻❤️ 2d
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batsy @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy! Like @Libby1 says it surprised me. Very atmospheric & kind of with a transnational mystery element with the multiple characters & travel, etc. 2d
Cathythoughts Yes, that sounds good .. being surprised! I never knew Bram was short for Abraham ( I heard it on the radio .... must be true 😆 2d
batsy @Cathythoughts Oh, I didn't know that either! Why didn't I think of that ... I was thinking Bram's such a unique name 😂 2d
Cinfhen Beautiful review. I agree this book was a wonderful surprise. BTW: cool tidbit about Bram‘s name @Cathythoughts Abraham makes sense 2d
LauraBeth Always love your reviews. I‘ve never had a desire to read this but you make it sound compelling. 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Wonderful review. 👏 Haven‘t read The Lair and I think Bram Stoker has a nicer ring to it. 😁 2d
Earlene I finished this a couple of weeks ago and Inreally enjoyed it. I especially liked that you got so many facets of the story from different characters. 2d
batsy @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the motivation to read this 😘 2d
batsy @LauraBeth Thank you! I wasn't interested in this before but the Litsy love for it made me reconsider and I'm glad I did 🙂 2d
batsy @Earlene Yes! That really kept the narrative momentum going. 2d
Naj Lovely review. I absolutely adore this book. 2d
batsy @Naj Thank you! 🙂 2d
Hamlet Great review... again! 2d
batsy @Hamlet Thanks! 🙂 2d
ctboeheim The original has so much more depth than all of the remakes and adaptations. They‘ve given the story an undeserved reputation. 2d
UwannaPublishme Great review! And thanks @Cathythoughts for the trivia about Bram‘s name. Who knew? 😆 2d
batsy @ctboeheim So true! 1d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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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

Cinfhen I did switch back and forth between book & audio but I think the audio was way more compelling 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Yeah perhaps you can alternate between print and audio. 3d
Sace @Cinfhen I love the audio, but I just hit a bit I didn't like as much on audio. I bought the audio with the Kindle edition so luckily it syncs, making switching back and forth very easy. 3d
batsy I read it in print, but I had some trouble sorting out that particular section involving Lucy and her suitors, as well! I had to reread that one letter in particular because I realise that The Guy was not the guy I thought it was 😂 3d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker

I listened to Dracula on audible and I really enjoyed it. For all the vampire movies and TV shots I've watched I never read the original. This Dracula does not sparkle or fall in love. He's a monster.

Bram Stoker's Dracula | Bram Stoker
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A little #audioknitting this cold dreary night.

Chrissyreadit I love your bag!!!!! 5d
MaleficentBookDragon @Chrissyreadit I do too! I received it from @HufflepuffGirl90 for the #BasicWitchSwap this year. 5d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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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. 👇

erzascarletbookgasm If you‘ve only watched the various theatrical and film interpretations, you must find time to read this gothic masterpiece. Thanks for reading along @Cinfhen @batsy @Sace 7d
ljuliel Cool picture. Scary castle ! 7d
Cathythoughts Great review & yes I will find time to read this masterpiece ❤️👍 7d
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batsy Lovely review! 🖤 Agree that it has multiple layers that seem to be response to real world issues. 7d
Cinfhen I agree!! This book was multi-layered and much deeper than a spoof about bats, wolves & vampires 🦇🐺🧛‍♂️ 7d
youneverarrived Ohh great review. You‘ve definitely got me wanting to read it now. 7d
readordierachel Love the image! I really need to read this. 7d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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The Count Dracula and his Undead need and #crave for something precious in all of us.


Images from an illustrated edition of the book by artist Fernando Vicente.

Cinfhen Oh wow! Those images are striking, especially the baby 😢😢😢 1w
Texreader Wow. That art is amazing. 1w
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍❤️ 1w
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lele1432 So creepy! 1w
batsy Oh yes, nice pick! 1w
britt_brooke Perfect! 7d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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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!

TheSpineView I read Dracula but it was years ago. Maybe next Halloween. Thanks for playing! 7d
Coleen_Nieto @TheSpineView I'm actually listening to the audiobook and it's great! Tim Curry, Alan Cummings and several others narrate it. 7d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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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

LeahBergen I must say, it was definitely the clever construction that most impressed me on my adult reread. It surprised me anew. 🖤 1w
Tamra I have yet to read. Confession time. 1w
merelybookish I remember loving how all the different texts (diaries, letters, etc.) are used to tell the story. 1w
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batsy @LeahBergen @merelybookish Yes, I love how he uses and incorporates the different texts! And I don't know if it's because contemporary pop culture has managed to make vampires so silly, but in this one there is a visceral, mythic quality to them that's surprising and disconcerting. 1w
batsy @Tamra It's never too late! This is my first time 😁 1w
Tamra @batsy that is enticing! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, you‘re showing off this edition in its full glory! 😂 I think you‘re right in saying how the modern culture, especially movies and Halloween make vampires less scary compared to the book. 1w
Cinfhen Your blurb about Dracula is so on point🧛‍♂️There was nothing really kitschy here. This was a nuanced story told through journals/ news clippings which I really enjoyed and admired. 1w
Cathythoughts Great cover ❤️👍 1w
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Isn't he a looker? 😆 1w
batsy @Cinfhen Yes, agreed! Love how kickass Mina is becoming, too 1w
batsy @Cathythoughts 🧛🏻‍♂️❤️ 1w
paulfrankspencer One of my favorites. So good. 7d
batsy @paulfrankspencer It's very much exceeding my expectations! Enjoying it a lot. 7d
readordierachel "This toothy fellow" ? The best description! 7d
batsy @readordierachel 😆🧛🏻‍♂️ 6d
rohit-sawant Very cool edition! So true about how well crafted it is with a mythic undertone as opposed to the modern watered down vampires. Joe Hill likened vamps to leeches once, saying there's nothing sexy about that, and I think despite some of the melodrama, Stoker never lost sight of that. 4d
rohit-sawant Also, check out this Epic Rap Battle between Dracula and Vlad the Impaler 😆 Been meaning to share it on Litsy for days now but keep forgetting.
batsy @rohit-sawant Yes, well put! And that Joe Hill comment is spot on. Thank you for that link, it has totally made my day ??? "You're losing so bad you should join Team Jacob" bahahaha! I might be biased; my vote's for toothy Draccy ?? 3d
rohit-sawant My pleasure! I pingponged a bit, rooting for Drac before going in then leaning towards Vlad (That reflection line! 😂🤯😱) but the Team Jacob bit won me over 🤣🤣 🧛🏼‍♂️ 3d
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