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April 6, 2010, 6:00 am
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More Stuff on My Cat by Mario Garza © 2008
Synopsis: Chasing the tail of the best-selling Stuff on My Cat: The Book (more than 100,000 copies sold!) comes this super-sized sequel from, the phenomenally successful Web site where millions of people from around the world post photographs of cats with unbelievably varied things on them. Bigger and better than the original, this witty follow-up has twice as many all-new photographs, commentary from contributors explaining how in the world they were able to stack 40 pillows on their feline, plus hilarious captions by the site’s creator. Any cat lover (or hater) won’t be able to resist.
Comments: P bought this for me for Easter and I’ve been cracking up ever since. I was a fan of the site that spawned the books and now I have one of the books! Too cute & funny for words.

Dracula by Bram Stoker © ?
Synopsis: (courtesy of Doug Sederberg) After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina’s health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina’s fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.
Comments: Having recently read an excerpt from a of stories about ‘Vampires and Their Victims,’ I was inspired to read the original classic. As I was telling a friend recently, boy, did I pick two books to be reading at one time (this one and the other being Zuleika Dobson): my vocabulary is getting a real workout. So far, I’ve come across ‘dilatoriness‘ (tending to postpone or delay), ‘amanuensis‘ (stenographer) and ‘phlegmatic‘ (No, it doesn’t mean “snotty,” like I thought. It means “showing little emotion.” And those were just in the Introduction! Ai yi yi! Continue reading