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Throwback Thursday: “Interview with the Vampire”

  In an interview, the vampire Louis discusses his life from its beginning in New Orleans during the late 1700’s. he became a vampire at age twenty-five in 1791. Louis has a brother who was very pious and came to … Continue reading

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“Skulduggery Pleasant”

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy Stephanie Edgley is brokenhearted over the death of her Uncle Gordon, who, in a surprise move, has left Stephanie his estate. He was a bestselling author of fantasy and magic, and hung out with what … Continue reading

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“The Graveyard Book”

“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.” The first sentence of The Graveyard Book Though The Graveyard Book has been marketed to younger teens in the U.S., it is sold as an adult book in … Continue reading

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“The Silver Kiss”

“The Silver Kiss” by Annette C. Klause It’s been a while since I read “The Silver Kiss,” but I want to recommend it to fans of the “Twilight” series. Zoe, coming home from a hospital visit with her mother, who … Continue reading

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“Blood and Chocolate”

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause 264 pp. Though “Blood and Chocolate” is a young adult book (that is, it’s meant for a teen audience), it is a very sensuous, even sexual book. Vivian, the she-werewolf, thinks a lot … Continue reading

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“A Dirty Job” and “You Suck: A Love Story”

“A Dirty Job” and “You Suck: A Love Story,” both by Christopher Moore I was talking with a COHS student about vampire books, and she recommended that I read some Christopher Moore titles, so I did. She thought they might … Continue reading

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“Twilight” and “New Moon”

“Twilight” and “New Moon” by Stephanie Meyer Here’s my confession: I hate the “Twilight” series. It has some of the worse writing I have ever read. I’ve spent several evenings trying to get through the whole thing. I managed the … Continue reading

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