Bookshelf Revisited: Rereading the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Long before 50 Shades of Grey, Anne Rice wrote an erotic trilogy about Sleeping Beauty under the pseudonym A.N Roquelaure. I read the books sometime in high school, but when I found out she was releasing a fourth book in the series, I decided to reread them to see if they still held up more than 30 years after they were published. What in the hell did I get myself into? [TW for rape and sexual violence and some kinda gross shit.] Read More Bookshelf Revisited: Rereading the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Freaky Feminist Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Vampire movies have always evoked something in human curiosity. From Nosferatu, to Anne Rice’s homo-erotic romps with New Orleans-based vamps, to yes, even the domestic abuse disguised as a twinkle love story with sparkle Robert Pattison, Twilight, vampires are consistently reappearing in our imaginations. Read More Freaky Feminist Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

31 Days of Horror — Day 17, What’s New to Read?

I’ve spent a lot of time so far this month discussing movies and televisions shows. But what is you’re a reader? What if you haven’t destroyed your attention span through over consumption of Lifetime movies, Internet gifs, and caffeine? While you work harder on succumbing to the perils of the modern age, here are some suggestions for new and upcoming book releases keeping in the spirit of the season.

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31 Days of Halloween, Day 9 — What to Read

So far this month, we’ve taken a look at what we can queue up on Netflix and what movies to keep an eye out for in theaters. But for the bookish (and clever, natch) among us, today we’re going to look at the best horror-themed book releases this month. Two huge names make appearances in this list, one with a sequel to one of the greatest horror novels of the 20th century. If you’re a fan, you already know what I’m talking about.

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Books with Bite: What to Read While Waiting for True Blood

There’s no True Blood Retro this week because libraries have something called “˜lending limits’ and “˜only two renewals,’ so I’m waiting for my DVDs to cycle back around again. While we’re all waiting for whomever that other person is bogarting the season 1 set to return it, let’s read something! Read More Books with Bite: What to Read While Waiting for True Blood

True Blood Retro: Episode 1.3, “Mine”

You think that it’s not magic that keeps you alive? Just ’cause you understand the mechanics of how something works, doesn’t make it any less of a miracle “¦ which is just another word for magic. We’re all kept alive by magic, Sookie. My magic’s just a little different from yours, that’s all. Read More True Blood Retro: Episode 1.3, “Mine”