This Week’s Blog Posts:
Right on track, I posted my review of the erotic, breathtaking novel that started the vampire chronicles back in 1976: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. It was so good to revisit this novel that I read and loved in high school.
I’d meant to share my review of The Vampire Lestat, book two in Rice’s vampire chronicles, on Friday but I couldn’t get it in time. I started to feel like the book was immortal. Instead, I gave you The Poison Squad, a rhetorically disappointing work of journalism by Deborah Blum.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
Definitely going to get The Vampire Lestat up on Tuesday, and the goal is to get Queen of the Damned, Rice’s third book in the vampire chronicles, up on Friday! I learned something that frightened me: Rice, to date, has thirteen novels in the chronicles. Have I fallen down another series hole? I’m not sure, but 2019 sure has been full of series.
On Thursday, I’ll share my August Reading List with you to give you an idea of what’s coming. Also, summer reading bingo at work finishes July 31st, so I won’t be reading at such a break-neck speed anymore. Whew!
Slow Books in Progress:
Book by a Male Author from my Owned TBR Pile:
I finished Robert E. Hemenway’s book Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography. It was delightful to get more perspective on her life, especially since her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road, was largely considered a text of white lies. Hemenway was obviously on Hurston’s side, which hurt my enjoyment to some degree, but I look forward to reading her collection of letters that I own and the new work Zora and Langston by Yuval Taylor.
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse:
Something might be amiss with Uriah Heep. He’s too “umble” and nosy to earn my trust, and little Davy seems to be on the same mind track. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens proves to be funny, though one large chapter about Dr. Strong’s wife’s mother-in-law’s (so many apostrophes confirms readers shouldn’t care) problems.
Books Added to the TBR Pile: