Leave a comment Wow, is it that time of the year already? Such vintage attractions as Dracula, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Phantom of the Opera, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon were the so-called attractions, belatedly so, and feted with the deluxe-package treatment they deserved.
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Read on to hear tips from longtime readers who have been through it—and managed to come out on the other side of a good book. You know you should, but you probably won't. Once you get back into the swing of things, you can graduate to more challenging books. Sometimes, it helps to change up your routine and read something outside of your comfort zone or usual go-to.
Your mind needs a varied diet of books to stay sharp. Do you enjoy mystery? She suggests switching it up and reading a humorous book.
Is romance your thing?
Give historical fiction a shot instead. Why he didn't say page 56 is anybody's guess. Reading is supposed to be enjoyable—not a chore. If you feel guilty about abandoning a book, just use this quote from philosopher Francis Bacon as an excuse: One study found no difference in reading comprehension between those who had listened to an audiobook and those who had used an e-reader.
It may seem counterintuitive, but audiobooks can also help beat reader's block, according to Jonathan Douglas, director of the UK's National Literacy Trust. Try listening to the audiobook while you drive to work, clean your house, or work out.
In his case, the availability of quick entertainment via streaming platforms like Netflix is simply too difficult to resist.
With a few adjustments, though, he was able to get back into a regular reading habit. He suggests removing smartphones and computers from your bedroom, refraining from watching TV after dinner, and reading a book each night before bed.
You may also want to investigate options that are similar to your favorite authors and books.Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stephen King: Books - heartoftexashop.comews: 4. In order to sleep with attractive women like Jackie O and Marilyn Monroe, newly appointed President Lyndon Baines Johnson asks Frankenstein to put his brain into the handsome head of the recently deceased JFK.
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, as she was born, was surrounded by literary and political influences that can be traced throughout her remarkable career, and nowhere more clearly than Frankenstein. Mary Shelley’s mother, Mary Wollstonecraft.
Mary’s life is recounted with insight and empathy by Fiona Sampson’s “In Search of Mary Shelley”, the most engaging of a clutch of books published to mark the novel’s bicentenary.
I saw MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN opening weekend after being enthralled by the trailers and the companion “movie monster” link it had to Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, which I loved. What would you consider the better written book: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or Bram Stoker's Dracula?
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I thoroughly enjoyed both books. Mary Shelley was perhaps more creative in that her monster was "born" with her novel and Stoker had legends about Dracula to draw from. Stoker's novel is more expansive .