223–Chapter 1 – Dracula — Stoked!


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13 Responses

  1. Stephanie says:

    I read Jonathan Strange a few years ago with my best friend, and I loved that book! I’m so glad you’re reading it! You will love it too! Speaking of my friend, she recommended this podcast, and today is my first day listening. I really enjoy it because I love to read and knit!

  2. Christine Guest says:

    I just Craftlit a review on my blog. All 16 of my regular readers will read it…but it’s something. http://www.ourcurioushome.net/2011/09/28/so-thats-what-an-aquiline-nose-looks-like/

  3. Rycrafty says:

    Jonathan Strange is one of my favourite books! I bought it soon after it came out and I recommended it to EVERYONE I knew. I still do, actually. I worked in a bookstore around that time, and it was a great recommendation for people who liked Harry Potter but wanted something more grown up, and for people who didn’t want ‘stupid magic books’. I like to think I made Susannah Clarke some change. 🙂

    Also, I just tried to follow you on Pinterest, but the link goes to a username called ‘USERNAME’. I assume that isn’t you?

  4. Brenda says:

    Try also ‘Lady Margaret’ on the Cold Mountain soundtrack-cold corpsy lips-oooo-shiver!

  5. Brenda says:

    Totally agree with ‘Moon over Bourbon Street’ by Sting, try also ‘Hounds of Winter’. It is from his album Mercury Falling, which I call Sting’s winter music, His Christmas album from last year or year before is also creepy. the most happy sounding song on it talks about starving children begging for cakes.

  6. Terri H. says:

    p.s. I bought Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell like 6-7 years ago, and haven’t gotten around to reading it! In fact, we’ve moved since then so I’d have to dig through boxes… argh!

  7. Terri H. says:

    I read Dracula about 30 years ago, so it’s time for a refresh! As for the Winona Ryder movie of it… when hubby & I went to see it, at first I told him, well, that’s the closest to the book I’ve ever seen. And then the more I thought about it, the more annoyed I became at the serious differences. 😀

  8. Caroline says:

    I have never read Dracula so I’m excited to hear it now. However I was a HUGE fan of Dark Shadows in the 1970s and love seeing how consistent some of the trappings of vampire stories are (e.g. howling dogs). I wanted to mention that I read (twice, actually) The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova which is a very creepy modern-day Dracula story that fills in some of the historical context of the character – I really liked the book and Dracula fans might like it too.

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