A Bit Bookish

The name's Luna.
24/Los Angeles/wannabe blogger & researcher
Just another freak in the Freak Kingdom.
A place for me to ramble about books I love... also probably the only blog I'll ever have that will keep its theme. I don't want my page to be a mess so I'm only going to shelve books starting with what I've read in the past year.
I'm not always eloquent, and I'm certainly not pretentious. I am just a huge nerd who lurks in used bookstores and likes to read and do research for fun.
Geeks unite.

Interview with the Vampire  - Anne Rice Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend - Mark Collins Jenkins His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3) - Philip Pullman The Mysterious Benedict Society  - Carson Ellis, Trenton Lee Stewart The Feast of All Saints - Anne Rice

October/November Reading List

I'm re-reading Interview With the Vampire for bookclub at work. It's just as darkly enchanting as I remember. Truly a masterpiece; Ann Rice just swoops right in, picks you up, and puts you in the room with Louis, lets you sink into his memories... you can almost feel the New Orleans humidity and see the sun rising on the plantation of his human life... just perfection. Absolute perfection.


Vampire Forensics is a look at the actual medical science behind what our ancestors attributed to "vampire attacks". It also takes an in-depth look at the folklore of the vampire throughout the world. I'm pretty sure there's a NatGeo documentary that I've watched of the same title... but The History Channel's Vampire Secrets special is the best vampire special ever made and covers a lot of this as well... but don't worry, you'll hear all about amazing spooky documentaries from me very soon!


I have already read The Golden Compass and apparently I read up to the very last chapter of The Subtle Knife and stopped (which I do a lot to save the last bit, but this time I didn't finish somehow). I love these stories. They're thought provoking and adventurous and the world Pullman created, one parallel to our own, is incredible. These books are amazing, they're just so... smart! I can't wait to re-read the first two and finish the trilogy! (Actually, I can because I'm only immersing myself in this world to distract myself when the boyfriend goes on tour again in November.) Lyra is such a badass. If for some godforsaken reason I end up having children I'm naming my girl Lyra so she'll be a badass adventurer too.


I'm sorry but some kids' books are just as amazing even if you don't read them 'til you're an adult. Of course the His Dark Materials series falls into that category and I'm hoping The Mysterious Benedict Society does as well. I can't even tell you how many times I've picked this up at different bookstores and considered buying it only to talk myself out of it. I just love the cover and the little blurb on the back... that alone would make little me desperate to read it. A decent copy came through the bookstore and I decided it was time. (I'm only going to read it if I get through His Dark Materials, so it might end up being a December read, but oh well.)


Another Anne Rice made it on the list- The Feast of All Saints. It's not a supernatural tale- it's actually about Free People of Color in Louisiana before the Civil War. My professor for African American History strongly recommended it, so it's got to be good.


I'll also be reading Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman for Anthropology, How the Irish Saved Civilization for extra credit in English, and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs for African American History.




So what are you guys planning to read/re-read in October/November? What do you have to read and what are you most excited about?
I'm just super excited that it's Halloween Month!!!!!!!!!!1 Prepare for spooks to take over my blog, starting tomorrow!


Currently reading

The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 35 %
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë, Susan Ostrov Weisser
Progress: 126/608 pages
The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick
Progress: 154/288 pages
The Complete Sherlock Holmes 2
Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman
Progress: 433/709 pages