Okay, okay, it wasn’t bad it was…slutty? Like seriously a vampire party in everyone’s pants, only 90′s style. I just finished this great read about chaste and pure women who were strong and shining in the loveliness of innocence and then BAM! Super into all types of naughtiness.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a prude when it comes to movies with boobs in it… I watched both seasons of Spartacus thank you very much. It’s just, these characters were so not who they were supposed to be.
Well done Garry Oldman, cool perspective, Carey Ewles! Awesome!, and the dude who plays Quincy was pretty good himself. It was Lucy, and Mina that really pissed me off. (And I’m a Winona fan.) Ooo Tom Waits as Renfield! That was great.
Sigh, I feel like I should have watched the 1930′s one with Bela. I feel like I went to the prom with the jock and not my lab partner, only to find out the jock’s a total d-bag and I miss my lab partner.
Well, this is my sixth one. We’ll see how many more I can bang off. Oh ya, and I really didn’t remember THIS part of the book, I feel it would have stuck in my brain
So here is the train of my thoughts, hurtling and bouncing along the scattered track.
- I finished Dracula last night; I really didn’t expect to love Mina as much as I did. I really didn’t know what Dracula was going to be about… besides, you know, Dracula.
- I stayed up til 1 and read the first %80 of A Town Like Alice. I had previously been calling it A Town Called Alice, but now I see my error.
- I dreamt about asian vampires wearing those little pointed hats.
- This picture is what I found after google-ing “asian vampire”.
- Funnily enough, I love Glee. Huh.
I am vastly enjoying Dracula by Bram Stoker, it’s an easy read and it cracks me up all the time. I’m shocked really. Remember my little talk on “readers block” over here? Well my current experience with Dracula is slightly less floodgate-y than The Great Gatsby, but it is similar in the instance that now I love it to death, (haha), and before it was the bane of my mortal existence. .. . (haha).
I have a cold. It is annoying. Short sentences make me happy. I’m chilly all the time, my nose is running like the faucet, (quite literally in my case as that stupid thing is still broken and leaking like a… now what simile do I use?), and I am achy. Do you know what my most-hated part of having a cold is? It will shock and amaze you, you will say “for shame” while secretly agreeing with me. Here it is: You don’t lose weight.
What’s the point of feeling like $#*t if I don’t get to go down a dress size? Models never kissed a sniffly little kid so they’d lose weight, they ate bad shrimp. Sigh, blame this on the floating head, spiny brain thing. Anyway – November I’m going back to no-carbs for the first time since I was 16. Yes I should just do weight watchers, but I’m not, get over it.
In other news, I finally got “A Town Like Alice” from the local library. I’ve been on a wait list for about four months, no exaggerations necessary. When I picked it up the librarian put a big old sticker on it that said 14 DAYS ONLY, NO RENEWALS! Apparently lots of people like this book. Wonder if I’ll let the pressure propel me or take me under…hmm.
Well I’m off now, talk at ya all later.
I did it! I finally got over that massive “readers block’ / “I’m going to hold my breath until all those books on my list magically disappear” moment. I’m on chapter four of Dracula and I love it.
Despite owning Dracula for eight to nine years, and attempting to read it more than once I’ve never made it past chapter one. I find that funny, because it’s a great read. It reminds me of The Historian, although I’m more than aware that The Historian is based on Dracula. I like the whole first person/journal entry idea. It’s v Blair Witch meets The Woman in White.
I’m actually super excited to be back on the list and reading again. I feel all dedicated and organized. I was feeling rather down about the whole thing until last Monday when I cleaned my entire house and found my original NYR 2011 list and was able to cross of over twenty books. I’ve done well. Now I have a new obsession….. Carving the Count into one of my six pumpkins
I have my idea for the costume. It’s gonna be great. You’re gonna love it.
(before you guess, it’s not Dracula, or Dracula related. It is Disney related… and not a princess.)
…so why don’t you kill me?
Great now hopefully I’ll get that song out of my head.
SO. It has been three days since I finished Oliver Twist, and over a week since I finished The Secret History. What am I reading now you ask? [jfeldt casts eyes down and to the left, clears her throat.] well…. nothing.
I’ve been busy. I just got back from Calgary. I’m tired? There’s been a lot of ‘catch up’ paper work at the Helicopter job. I found a new love of cooking? The horses took all my brain power… sigh. It’s this new RPG game I found.
I know, I know. But it’s true.
For those of you still with us, let me tell you a story. Once a few years back, there was this girl. She was uber-cool in every way. She read books alone all the time, she loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she snorted when she laughed. She also lost roughly two hundred and twenty-four days of her life to this little game called Evony.
Evony is not a great game, the girl knew this, however her somewhat faltering social life caused her to cling not un-scarliy to the guild she was in. They talked RL they talked game. They strategized and fought each others battles. It was a real family. jk.
The girl finally decided her RL was going to sink into obscurity, and she made up her mind to leave the game. [Not really, she just sort of forgot about it and then was too ashamed to go back.] Also she started dating real boys and they frowned upon the excuse “sorry I’ve just got to farm for like two hours then I’ll call you.”
-insert break of two years and three boyfriend’s later-
The girl was recently in a long car ride travelling across the great land of Ca Na Da. She decided to check out the Apps store on her iPhone ROM10:9 to pass the long stretches of highway. She was surprised to see an RPG section, having never really played anything like that since Mist on the family’s first PC ever, she thought – “what the hay?” and gave it a whirl.
A week of not picking up a new book later, we find our girl immersed in a puddle of shame. She loves Aralon, sure there’s no guild or RL people to talk to, but she’s addicted. Love knows no boundaries right? Who says you can’t love a game? WHO SAYS!
So now that I’ve come out with all this I’ve decided to try to pick my new book! How about Dracula eh? I have a feeling I’m really going to like the part of the snivelling compelled human who falls under the supernatural power of the Count. Also I think I’ll watch some more Buffy! I just love the one where Xander falls under Dracula’s spell and keeps calling him “Master….bater” to try and fool everyone.
Plus I can totally read and play Aralon! Work may suffer though, and TBF may think I’m slightly distant…. crud.