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Do we cheat if we listen to a book?

My first successful attempt to substitute written books with their voice-recorded editions happened three years ago after my cornea transplant surgery. In preparation for three long weeks without reading, I downloaded about twenty audiobooks from the library, including The Vampire Chronicles by … Continue reading

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The Vampire I Loved

Vampire proper, the Slavic vampire¬†from my previous post, seems to be the progenitor of the entire fictional vampiric race. A piece of documented¬† history: The first recorded mention of the word “vampire” dates from 1672. In a small village on … Continue reading

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Vampire — the origin of a myth

Myths and legends about blood suckers are known in many ancient civilizations such as Egyptian, Mesopotamian and South American, but one of the most famous such creatures – a vampire – originated in Slavic mythology. Its heritage has been preserved … Continue reading

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