I feel as if my reading has slowed to a standstill over the past week. Work and life have both been really busy, and I have been reading Dracula, My Love by Syrie James all this week. I hope to finally finish it today. It’s making me want to read Dracula and watch vampire movies, particularly the one with Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman. I might have to dig up the trailer for that one.
All of this vampire talk reminds me that I have read a couple of other books this week. Both were graphic novels. Both were books that I picked up on impulse. The first was definitely Dracula inspired. I read the first volume in the graphic novel series of Twilight, which was an enjoyable read that didn’t advance much further than Bella and Edward meeting in school, and her finding that he is a vampire and that they can’t stay away from each other. I don’t think I have reached anything yet that make me have an opinion way or another on some of the more hotly debated points of this series, but I am looking forward to the next volume.
A little bit heavier on the angst scale was the graphic novel of Crime and Punishment. I have never been tempted, not even a little to read any of the Russians, and somehow made it through high school and college without reading any of them. The graphic novel of Crime and Punishment interested me sufficiently that at some point I would like to read the full treatment of the novel. I saw shades of Colombo in the detective trying to get Roskolnikov to admit his guilt. Now if I could only find the graphic novel for War and Peace.
I have no idea of what I am going to read next. Do any of you?