Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, courtesy of the good folks over at The Broke and the Bookish, is a list of the books I’m planning to read this spring, that have sat in my TBR (To Be Read) pile forever. If you aren’t familiar with having a TBR List, it’s the new, shiny books that wooed you while […]

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

This summer I decided to hop into Historical Tapestry’s 2013 Historical Fiction challenge. I pledged to read 15 books for the Medieval Level, and surpassed by goal by 7 books. Unfortunately, I fell short of making the next level, Renaissance Level, by just 3 books. However, since I didn’t start this challenge until July, I […]

Book Review: The Vampire Armand – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

Wow! It’s almost been a year since I’ve read any Anne Rice, but I decided to get back to reading the series in chronological order. When I left off last August, I had read book V, Memnoch the Devil, which left off with a shocking cliffhanger. I had already read this book back in high school, […]

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Every year I’m looking for ways to push myself to read more. Last year I set a goal to read 60 books with Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge, and ended up reading 63 books. This year I have set myself a goal of 70. I’m almost halfway there. Since a lot of my books last year tended to […]

2013 Reading Book List and Challenge

Last year I joined Goodreads and set a reading challenge for the year. I’ve always been curious about how many books I read in a given year, and thought it would be interesting to actually keep count. I’ve been a reader all my life, and my reading has ebbed and flowed through the years. Some […]

Book Review: Memnoch the Devil – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

As my Anne Rice re-reading of The Vampire Chronicles continues, I just finished book 5 Memnoch the Devil. This book was one of my favorites in the series the first time around, and though I find it interesting, I don’t hold it as highly as I once did. Book Review: Tale of the Body Thief – A Vampire […]

Book Review: Tale of the Body Thief – A Vampire Chronicle Novel

As you all know, I’ve been re-reading Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles novels. The latest one I’ve read was Tale of the Body Thief. This book is also narrated by the Vampire Lestat, and tells the tale of how his body is stolen by a master thief. Poor Lestat has to live as a human […]

Book Review: The Queen of the Damned – The Vampire Chronicles Series

Queen of the Damned is the third book in Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. It is the continuation of book 2, The Vampire Lestat, and should be read immediately after since TVL ends on a cliffhanger that will leave you wanting to find out what happens next. Book Review: The Vampire Lestat The Queen of the Damned is […]

Book Review: The Vampire Lestat

My reexamination of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles has led me to re-read the second book in the series, The Vampire Lestat.  “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.” I honestly can’t remember reading this book the first time, but I do know that I first read it when […]

Book Review: Interview with the Vampire – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

About two weeks ago I was laying down watching television, when I saw that Queen of the Damned was on the SyFy channel. I only watched a little of it, but it got me thinking. It’s been awhile since I’ve read any Anne Rice. I used to love her books when I was in high school, […]