Ah, it’s time to choose a new book, but which one to choose.
There are many sitting on my bookshelf screaming out for attention, but which do I listen to? Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen? It’s beseeching me to open its pages, to explore the writings of Austen further, to jump through that window into the past.
Then there’s The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith, it’s predecessor River God was such an enlightening read and this one promises to be similar although the journey is ultimately different.
Of course George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series is one of the noisiest, the temptation to carry on with the epic fantasy is overwhelming, but resist I must.
Every time I walk past the bookshelf the clamour is deafening, but one voice booms out louder in a Transylvanian accent, the cover looking as ominous as the character it was named after. It is a classic that everyone will know, the father of the vampire genre (although I’m sure it has disowned Twilight, the black sheep of the family).
Indeed, Any One Book number 10 is Dracula.
I’m sure you all know the story, an Englishman finds himself in Dracula’s castle as part of his job, the local people warned him not to go and feared for his life. His host is ever so mysterious and turns out to be a vampire, and much adventure and horror ensues.
I have it on good authority that this book is scarier than the actual films so, as a bit of a coward, I enter the world of this fictional masterpiece tentatively.
As always, if you have the book read along!
- Romances with brains: How Jane Austen joins together what man puts asunder (lanternhollowpress.com)
- On Sense and Sensibility (lifesahaiku.wordpress.com)
- Community Network Meme 2012 (sleepandsalami.wordpress.com)
- Like Jane Austen Sequels? Take a Survey! (ellaquinnauthor.wordpress.com)
- Lori Smith, Author of The Jane Austen Guide to Life: An Interview (ellaquinnauthor.wordpress.com)