Friday, August 30, 2013

Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

I love fairy tales have ever since I was a kid. So when I got a compilation of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales on MP3. I was pretty excited. But I have to say a lot of his stories were rather depressing. I actually had to stop listening for the day just to try and do something a little more cheerful. I like some of the concepts but Wow I had no idea. A few of the stories I listened to were...

Shoes of Fortune
The Fur Tree
the Snow Queen
the Leap Frog
Elder Bush
The Bell
The Little Mermaid
and more

Friday, August 9, 2013


Dracula by Bram Stoker

"A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman's confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, the blood-curdling tale still continues to hold readers spellbound a century later."

I went into this book not really know what to expect other than a traditional vampire story. I was a little shocked to see that it was all written from the characters point of view in journal format. I questioned it at first but found myself drawn in to each character just like I would any other book. In fact maybe even a little more so. Due to the fact that the characters would "write" things of a more personal and private nature. So you got to know them better then the other characters knew them. This wasn't the horror book that I had expected and I am actually very grateful for that. I am not someone who copes with horror well in any form. So this book was actually pretty perfect. I really enjoyed it and I am happy to check it off my "Classics to read" list. On to the next. :)