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So I organized my books last Saturday.

It was a lot more work than I thought it would be, as it seems I have accumulated far more books than I thought I had over the course of many, many years. And it was well into the fourth hour of my clean-up — I kid you not, it took literal hours to do this thing — that I realized I only had a limited amount of space in the apartment I share with the rest of my family.

There really was really only one thing left for me to do: Sell my books.

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Book review: Anne Rice’s “The Wolf Gift”

Over the past few years, Anne Rice and I have been having a little tiff. I mean, she’s mostly unaware of it, but it’s been going on for years. I didn’t touch any of her Jesus books, and her Songs of the Seraphim series didn’t exactly soar in my opinion.

That was why when I heard that she was doing a werewolf novel, I wasn’t exactly gagging for it. Werewolves have been done to death over the past couple of years — just look at your neighborhood bookstore’s young adult (YA) shelves. And after reading her most recent work? I wasn’t exactly confident she was going to bring anything new to the table.

Nevertheless, I still got myself a copy of “The Wolf Gift”, because I’ve been reading her since I was in high school and you just can’t throw all of that away, as much as you want to. I just hoped against hope that I would not be bitterly disappointed yet again.

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Book review: Anne Rice’s “Of Love and Evil”

I was an Anne Rice fanboy.

I still remember reading “interview with a Vampire” on the jeepney home from school, and thinking that there couldn’t possibly be anything more awesome than gay vampires who sleep in coffins together.

Since then, she’s had a devoted follower in me. I have almost all of her books, and those I couldn’t buy, I stole. Even if some of her books kind of started to dip in quality after “The Queen of the Damned”, I still bought each and everyone, being one of the Anne Rice faithful.

Her return to Christianity, however, was sort of the line in the sand for me. I didn’t pick up any of her “Christ the Lord” books, and definitely didn’t even venture anywhere near “Called Out of Darkness“. I just felt like it was a betrayal.

I did, however, give “Angel Time” a chance. And to put it bluntly, I thought it sucked (haha), especially since I had been reading John Lindqvist’s excellent “Let The Right One In” alongside it. It just paled in comaprison.

I thought that I wouldn’t even bother reading “Of Love and Evil” once it came out, but then I thought that if I could give Becca Fitzpatrick a second chance, surely Anne deserved it as well?

In which I am sorely disappointed