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Bought Some Books

So I stumbled upon a Chapters gift card I had ever since I won the basket of book my the library where I work. I had been meaning to do something with it and I thought "maybe I should get something about Mac's or Linux or something for work..."

Well, I finally went out and I got a Raspberry Mocha from Starbucks and toured around. One of my friend's called me and I chatted with him as I wandered. Chapters changed things around but I managed to find the computer related books and I didn't see a whole lot there... Then I also figured it was a waste of a gift card because I could Google all that!

Well, I remembered I'd just finished watching The Raven on Netflix and that inspired me to look up the books for Edgar Allan Poe. I found a terminal and wound my way back the the Fiction-Horror section. Then I thought "who is the author of the Cthulhu book?" so I looked that up and as soon as I saw it I was like "of course! H. P. Lovecraft!". I looked up other books he did and found my way back to the Fiction-Horror section.

I realized Edgar Allan Poe was on the shelf second from the bottom and one shelf up was Lovecraft Razz

Then I tried to think of another book about Dracula and I scanned the books as I figured it would have to be in the same section (I had two bookshelves to work with so I lean back and forth about two feet). I saw the name Bram Stoker and that sparked my memory.

So these are the books I settled on:

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Anyways. I'm reading the Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe first. It's a bit of a tough read. I'm not used to that style but I really feel like reading something old... I kind of want to go back in the years to see how these writer's handle the words and see what kind of world they create. I thought of all these books because one of my friends, I think, read these.

I had so many books I want to read and I still have the Wheel of Time series on the go from Robert Jordan. I think I'm on book three right now. I don't want to go too long without reading some chapters or I will have to start all over again! Well... not really. I only started again last time cause I'd gotten to book 9 (of 14) and I'd gone 2 years without reading and I had forgotten about 80% of the store and 60% of the characters.

3 blog comments below

Dracula! Wouldn't that give you nightmares? Very Happy

I haven't read anything by Lovecraft, should check it out. Every one seems to be recommending Games of Thrones. Have you read it yet?
deanhills on Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:49 am
I'm 3/4 the way through book one. Nothing special there. It follows the show very well (until later I've heard since things happened in the show that never happened in the book). You get more detail as to what is going on inside each person's head. You're that person for a chapter so you know their thoughts and what they see. You can't get that in the show. But I haven't read much of those books in the past several months.
TheGremlyn on Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Great choice on Poe. I think I still have that same book around here somewhere. Dracula, I found to be a real time sucker probably because of the movies.
standready on Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:38 pm

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