Through The Lens: Halloween Special

Welcome to our new weekly meme, Through The Lens! We’re combining a love of books with photography in order to visually display what we read and love.

How It Works

Each Thursday BA will be sharing a photograph taken of a book, such as a current read, recommendation, or a favourite, with an object or in a setting the reader feels represents an element in the story. Then we’ll share a short blurb about why we chose it.

You Can Join In Too

If you want to participate you can. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, the point of this meme is to be creative and share! Take your book, including eBooks, and display those covers with something that shows what you took away from the story. You’re welcome to post another day, we just like alliteration here at BA, and there is no theme unless you want to have one.

We do ask, if you wish to join in, that you grab the banner, link back to us, and share your link too so everyone can see your photos! Continue reading

News: Anne Rice’s New Novel

I have some very exciting news! Well it will be exciting for Anne Rice fans, especially traditional Anne Rice novels fans like I am. I’m so excited I think I’m going to bust something.

I know I’ve been posting a lot of news lately, especially double posting, but I had to share this one. It’s excitingly big news! The Wolf Gift comes out two days after my birthday too, which is awesome. I will be having this as my birthday present even if I have to buy it myself!

Question: Not really related, but kind of, what do you think of all this double posting and sharing book news like this?

Review: Dracula by Bram Stoker

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘Master’. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count Dracula and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre.


There has been a lot of hate for vampires in recent times. This is doubtless due to firstly, their becoming far more mainstream, and secondly, the manner in which they have been portrayed. These days, it is common to see vampires falling in love, renouncing their blood-sucking ways and prancing about in the sun shine. It wasn’t always like this, though.

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