Book Review: The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles Book 3) by Anne Rice

Akasha has risen from her slumber thanks to Lestat's music, and now she's come for him so that he can stand beside her as she enacts her twisted plan to create world peace and become a god to the people. Meanwhile, the few remaining vampires gather to learn the story of the twins and to figure out what to...
 

The Weekly Update: 12/31/17

I guess I'll state the obvious: It's the last day of 2017! I think we can all concur that this year in general has been a mess. And it seems lots of people have had individually bad years as well. It hasn't been my best year, but, honestly, none of the past few years have. So... that's why I want to use this post to talk about some of the positive things that I've done or that have happened to...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

This post was harder than I thought it would be. Not because I didn't read about any great characters but because---and this sounds weird to say---I don't know what I should consider my "favorite" anymore. Characters who are complex and superbly well-written? Characters who are likeable people? Characters who make me feel for them? Characters I want to date or be friends with? So I decided to...
 

Book Review: The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles Book 2) by Anne Rice

Lestat has risen after many years in the ground, and, upon reading Louis's versions of events, decides to write his own memoir about his life as a human and a vampire. He also decides to become a rockstar and expose vampires to the world in a way even Louis did not, hoping to rattle mortals and vampires...
 

The Weekly Update: 11/26/17

I've kind of been in a mood lately. I haven't been feeling great, I'm so stressed about so many things, I'm anxious about other things, and now this Net Neutrality issue is making everything worse. I mean, what's going to happen to our whole book blogging community if it gets repealed? (I know that's not the only thing that would be affected, but the list of things and people that would be...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story by Anne Rice & Ashley Marie Witter

Claudia was only five years old when she was turned into a vampire by her vampire fathers Louis and Lestat. This is the story, in graphic novel form, of her life as she grows older, becomes unhappy with being stuck in a little girl's body, and seeks answers and other creatures like her who may have...
 

Book Review: Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles Book 1) by Anne Rice

From the events that led him to being turned into a vampire; to his unhappy time in New Orleans with his maker, Lestat; to the vampire child, Claudia, whom they made; to his travels around the globe searching for other vampires; Louis bares all and tells the story of his life to an eager journalist....
 

The Weekly Update: 10/15/17

I had so much stuff to tell you all last week, and this week I have pretty much nothing. I'm perfectly ok with that though because it means at least nothing bad happened! But oh, I did randomly get hooked on cooking shows? I've never liked them before, but I swear I spent one whole day just marathoning an entire season of some Halloween bake-off show, and I'm also really loving this one that's...
 

Bookish Musings: Horror Books I’ve Read (Even Though I Don’t Read Horror)

I am a total chicken when it comes to horror. Really, I just can't handle it. I can probably count on my hands the number of scary movies I've watched, I have literally absolutely zero desire to go to things like Halloween Horror Nights, I don't particularly enjoy being scared the way some people do, and, well, I guess that has translated over into my reading since I don't really read horror...
 

The Weekly Update: 9/3/17

Whew! It has been over a month since I have done a Weekly Update, and I have so much stuff to share all in one post now that it's a little overwhelming. I'm still not sure I'll be doing these every week though. I might switch to every other week or monthly. I'll figure something out eventually....