Author: Bram Stoker
Finished: September 24
Publish Year: 2003
Fiction or non-fiction? Fiction
What led you to pick up this book? It’s on the 1,001 Books list, plus I have wanted to watch the film but wanted to read the book first.
Plot summary: Jonathan travels to Transylvania to stay as a guest with Count Dracula, unaware that he is a vampire and that werewolves lurk in the forests around the castle. With this one meeting, he seals the fates of his friends and loved ones.
What did you think of the writing style? I like how Stoke uses various styles and methods to tell the stories. Most is told through letters or journal entries but through different points of view and not all about the same situation. It’s an interesting and fun way of reading.
Do you recommend this book? If you use a rating system, what’s your rating? Yes, I would recommend it to anyone. I’d also give it 3 stars. 3/5
I have a long list of books on my shelves that I’ve never read. By making myself a specific list of books to read for the next three months, hopefully I will be able to get through them.
Here’s what I want to read by the end of the year:
- Deck the Halls by Nicholas Sparks
- Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allen Poe October 18
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes November 7
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult September 26
- The Quickie by James Patterson October 2
- Wicked by Gregory Maguire October 14
- Stiff by Mary Roach December 19
- The Lake House by James Patterson November 19, 2008
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini November 14, 2008
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold November 28, 2008
- The Purpose Driven Life December 8, 2008
- The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel October 4, 2008
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
- The Year of Yes by Maria Dahvana Headley
- Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich October 19, 2008
- Harry Potter Book 4 by JK Rowling December 7, 2008
- A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane October 18, 2008
- Secrets of the Morning by by VC Andrews
It’s a long list but I have a feeling I can get through most, if not all of them by the end of the year.
Updated: Knowing that the list of books I want to read this year keeps growing, here’s the list of books read since this challenge began, that were not on my original list.
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (through dailylit.com)
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (through dailylit.com)
- The Marvelous Land of Oz (through dailylit.com)
- Moll Flanders (through dailylit.com)
- Dancing in My Nuddy Pants by Louise Rennison
- Journals by Kurt Cobain
- A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- 1984 by George Orwell
- A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
- Influence by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
- santaKid by James Patterson
- B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
- Away Laughing on a Fast Camel by Louise Rennison
It’s catch-up on something week.
Since I’m so new to this, I don’t really have a whole lot of catching up to do. I usually post my small reviews right away. So, instead my catch-up is actually just going to involve organizing all the challenges that I would like to participate in, plus I’m catching up on the new groups I have decided to join.
This includes: Weekly Geek, Booking Through Thursday, and the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.
My challenges currently are:
- 888 Challenge
- 50 Book Challenge
- Dewey Decimal Challenge
- Library of Congress Challenge
- A-Z Challenge
- TBR Challenge (starting next year)
I’m trying to get more involved in this book blogging thing, so I’m making a commitment to participate in the 2008 Read-A-Thon on October 18, 2008.
I don’t know yet what I’ll be reading or the extent of my participation (all 24 hours or off and on as much as I can stay awake).
Stay tuned. It should be fun.
More information can be found here.