Anne Rice’s Old Curiosity Shop
Come ye, all you desirous bibliophiles. Pass through the threshold of Anne Rice’s Old Curiosity Shop where for the next week or so, there will be an unending reign of festivities in this temporary home. Yes, temporarily, Anne Rice’s Old Curiosity Shop will be opening its doors on “A Bibliophile’s Reverie.” And till the end of November when “Of Love and Evil,” finally releases, there will be a uninterrupted conversation about all things related to Anne Rice’s opulent, richly Gothic world.
Seriously, enter intrepid readers! Smell the scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. The unseen cloud of cookie scent is wafting throughout the small kitchen, located near the front door of the shop. This small, cozy kitchen resides to the left of the shop’s sitting room where a fire is bursting with warming, inviting flames. Around the marble fireplace, there sits three brown leather chairs restively sitting and waiting for someone to sit down upon them.
Neither Lestat nor the other band of vampires could make it for this meeting. So, instead I’ll be the master of this party and every day I’ll be initiating conversation about all things related to Anne Rice’s vast,literary universe. Anne Rice may pay an unpredicted visit to our lively meetings. But she’s busy exploring the ruins of Atlantis at the moment or paying visit to Lestat who has not written anything new for ages. Oh well, Toby (from Angel Time) has been more than happy to enliven Anne Rice’s Old Curiosity Shop for the time being.
Hopefully, his new journal entry about his angelic visitations will more than suffice till Anne Rice invites some more venerable immortals to the party.
To those who have never visited Anne Rice’s Facebook page, please feel free to explore the intellectual jungles of her page. At nearly every intersection in the winding pathways of her Facebook page, there is stimulating conversation occurring about a range of topics including politics, literature, movies, current events or other pressing issues in the world. While you’re there, invite some stragglers there to join this temporary meeting of literary addicts. Though the page is darkly colored and still rather lonely, more people occupying this space with their presence and ideas should keep this place alive.
Beginning today in this undisturbed space, the topic will center around ideas for topics till the eve of November 30th. I hope to have more than myself entertaining the few people merely browsing the shop. I’ll need many people to fill this space and generate some idea behind restoring this shop. Right now, there are cobwebs littering the dark corners of the living room because there are no ideas being created. Therefore, I implore everyone who happens upon this page to leave a comment here about your ideas for keeping “Anne Rice’s Old Curiosity Shop,” alive for the next week. Till then, let the discussion begin!!