A to Z Blog Challenge – Letter V


A to Z Blog Challenge – Letter V




Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.



This was a hard letter to find a book for. I didn’t have any books still here that started with letter V, so had to look up some I’ve read in the past. I had to refresh my memory of what some of the details were on these.  (hopefully, I’ve gotten them straight)


The Vampire Lestat”, by Anne Rice is the second book in the Vampire Chronicles series. It continues the story of how Lestat becomes a vampire, and what he’d been doing since, up until the year of the interview, (Interview With a Vampire).

I read the whole series a long time ago, and loved every one.



“The Valley of Horses”, by Jean M. Auel, is the second book in the series of Earth’s Children. We find the main character, Ayla, has been exiled from her clan, (Clan of the Cave Bear), and she is alone on a journey to find the ‘others’ she has heard of. Meanwhile, the other main character, Jondalar, is on a journey of his own. They meet and begin traveling together, and have other adventures.

I read this whole series a long time ago, too, and they were so good. The only thing I didn’t like was that the books came out several years apart. But, now that they are done, it would be easier to remember what happened in each one, when starting the next one.


Mystery Box Chickens

Join the MB Chickens tomorrow for the unveiling of the next book title letter, which will be W.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS






10 responses »

  1. I enjoyed the Vampire Lestat too. I liked the book much more than the movie. It was interesting how short that book was and as the series progressed, how each book became quite a bit longer until at the end, the books were epic long. The last one I read I was flying home from Japan (after teaching English there for a few years). The flight was long, 12 hours or so, and I was glad to have an Ann RIce novel because it lasted of the whole flight and made it seem short.

    • Thanks, M!
      I read and liked all her vampire novels, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read them. The movies were good, too, though I like reading books better than movies of books.
      Oh yes, that trip to and from Japan is long! We were there in 1979 for a couple of years when the girls were little. My husband was stationed at Camp Zama. Beautiful country and people, and an experience I’ll never forget. 🙂

      • where is Camp Zama? My dad was in the Air Force and we were stationed in Yokota and Tachikawa AFBs. Both bases are closed nowadays. One of the best things as a kid about being stationed overseas were the field trips with school and the day trips on weekends with my parents. Teaching English was great fun too.

      • It says Camp Zama is about 25 miles outside of Tokyo. Where we lived was the Army housing area of Sagamihara, which was closer to Tokyo I think. I know we’d been to the Yokota airport/base before, too. Also the Navy base at Atsugi. I’ll bet that was pretty interesting teaching English there for you.

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