We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Friday, 30 April 2010

Last books read in April

  • Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
  • Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
  • Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
  • How to get Rich - Donald J. Trump
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

Saturday, 17 April 2010

More books read in April

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
  • Sex and the City - Candace Bushnell
  • Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
  • Club Dead - Charlaine Harris

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Books Read so far in April

  • The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  • Dead until Dark - Charlaine Harris
  • Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Who knew there was so much of it?

Last year when hanging out with fellow bibliophile and very close friend Ceasar Mata (on one of our Saturday coffee dates) I decided that it would be interesting to read vampire fiction. Starting with the most recent releases and working my way back to Bram Stoker who started it all with Dracula. Little did I know that there was literally thousands of vampire books, and hundreds of vampire book series to choose from. The myriad of vampire literature out there is simply astounding, and I think it is very revolutionary that a university in the United Kingdom (the first to do so) has developed a masters degree in vampire literature.

So this is my major project for the year, -other than reading atleast a hundred books - is to produce some sort of thesis on vampire literature. It should be rather fun as I start placing my findings up here. So join me as I delve into the world of vampire fiction and discover the other worlds that often only exist in books. Vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and other mythical creatures will be covered, since they cannot exist alone!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

"Every text, after all, is a lazy machine asking the reader to do some of its work. What a problem it would be if a text were to say everything the receiver is to understand - it would never end."

Umberto Eco, Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

Friday, 2 April 2010

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Oprah Winfrey