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  •  I remember reading "Salem's Lot" and I (5+ / 0-)

    have read so many books that it's amazing that I can remember that one. Of course, I read "Dracula" when I was about ten years old and I had to keep putting it down because I was so terrified. When I'm walking at night in San Francisco with my brother and it's foggy, I still say "It's Lucy weather", to my brother because fortunately, he read "Dracula", too. After she became a vampire, Lucy would prey on small children in the London smog just after sundown.
      I worked PM shift at a state mental hospital when I read "Salem's Lot".  I usually walked to and from work through the extensive grounds.  Walking home through the poorly lit, overgrown shrubs and trees of the hospital a little before midnight, clutching "Salem's Lot"  to my chest, I was so frightened that I could hear my heart thudding. I drove the short distance to and from work after that.

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    by slouching on Tue May 29, 2012 at 09:50:21 AM PDT

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