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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

The Rules of Attraction

The Rules of Attraction - Bret Easton Ellis The Rules of Attraction is one of the rare exceptions to my belief that books are always better than their film adaptations. I watched the film when it was first released in 2002 and loved it! (The DVD is now part of my collection.) But I didn't read the book until December 2010. I should've waited until after I read the book. The film gives the characters more depth and relevance; the book feels a little dated and at times superficial. However, I fully enjoyed the format of the book, its themes and overall story. You just walk away from the film feeling more satisfied with the individual character arcs and modern atmosphere. So yeah, if you're a fan of Ellis read this first then watch the movie. They work great as companions and go best together.