This Week’s Blog Posts:
I finished up the main trilogy of Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles, delivering a review of Lestat’s sensual story that covers a wide swath of vampire history in the second book. Presented as his autobiography, I truly enjoyed The Vampire Lestat.
Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku and I chit chatted about a fantasy novel for #ReadingValdmear that breathed some fresh air in the series. Thus, we decided to compare how the novels are different when a Herald from Valdemar isn’t the main protagonist in our Conversation Post: Storm Warning.
Sliding in sideways, I was able to publish my review of Queen of the Damned on Friday. It was a mistake for Rice to continue with metafiction — almost all of my issues would have been solved if she’d stuck with third-person omniscient — but I was glad to conclude that cliffhanger at the end of The Vampire Lestat.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
Because I was racing to finish my summer reading bingo challenge, I didn’t get a chance to create and publish my start-of-the-month post on August 1st. I still want you to know what’s coming at Grab the Lapels, though, so come back Tuesday to find out!
On Friday I’ll give you the result of my summer reading bingo challenge, hosted by my employer. I found out my name wasn’t chosen from the raffle tickets, but it’s been an intense summer — even more so than the years I participated in Cathy’s 20 Books of Summer challenge! The intense reading schedule I set for myself perhaps wore on me more than I realized, and I’ll talk about that more in my post.
Book I Own by a Male Author:
Currently not reading any books I own by a male author.
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse:
David Copperfield’s life has gotten a bit meandering, and I’m trying to remember all the characters. We’re returning to Mr. Peggoty’s houseboat, this time with Steerforth in tow — and what will Little Em’ly be like now that the characters are seventeen?
Books Added to the TBR Pile: