Book 8 of 80
From Ukraine to Romania — Transylvania. I have actually never read Dracula before and I’m excited to read it now. It’s one of those classics that you think you should probably read, but then never do. I’m familiar with the story through its various adaptations — film, stage plays, spoofs.
Of course, we are in the midst of a major vampire-craze. Which is funny, because in my introduction to Stoker’s Dracula it says that vampire-lore was really scarce in literature for quite some time. Dracula actually came after Carmilla by about 25 years and those were the staples of the gothic vampire.
So, speaking of various adaptations, I must share with you a little gem from the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I have a huge crush on Jason Segel. No, I really do. I don’t watch “How I Met Your Mother”, but I’m sure he’ll forgive me. I’ve loved him since Freaks and Geeks – and even loved his crazy boyfriend character on Undeclared. I even had a dream once where Matt was replaced by Jason. You know how that works…you know it’s Matt, but it looks like Jason? Dreams are funny things.