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Topic: Favorite Anne Rice Book
Posted By: GypsyRayne
Subject: Favorite Anne Rice Book
Date Posted: May/07/2004 at 10:22pm

For me the choice is somewhat easy. My favorite I would have to say would be The Witching Hour because I've read it so many time.



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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: May/09/2004 at 9:40am
I voted for the Witching Hour two. I really love the first 3 books in the Vampire Chronicles collectively, but The Witching Hour is my favorite if looking at books singly.


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: May/10/2004 at 7:33am
I just started rereading Witching Hour for the 4th or 5th time.


Posted By: GypsyRayne
Date Posted: May/11/2004 at 9:35pm
I've read it 5 times myself. And have loaned it out several times. I always make sure I get it back.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: May/12/2004 at 6:52am
I lent out my copy of Vampire Lestat to a friend in high school who lost it. I bought another copy and a puppy we were puppy sitting chewed up the last 50 pages or so of it. I finally got another copy off of ebay a few months ago, and no one else human or otherwise is touching it!!


Posted By: GypsyRayne
Date Posted: May/18/2004 at 8:36pm
Are we the only ones who read Anne Rice books? Or do people just not have an opinion of her work? I love her books myself. Have you read Tale of the Body Thief, The Mummy or The Feast of All Saints? 

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: May/19/2004 at 5:57am

There are a couple of other people in the Koontz Forum that said they read her, but I guess none of them are coming here.

Yes I've read all of those. The Feast of All Saints was so different. I mean it was still definitely in the style she writes, but subject matter was so different it was unexpected. I really liked The Mummy and I still hope she makes a sequel. The Tale of the Body Thief is the last of the Vampire Chronicles that revolved around Lestat that I really loved. Memnoch the Devil was interesting but all the theology and his good/evil struggle was just too much for me after awhile.



Posted By: Cynthia B
Date Posted: May/24/2004 at 6:41am
I USED to read Anne Rice but I am at a point now where she is BORING me to death. She is entirely TOO descriptive. It takes her too long to describe the scene she is laying out for the reader and I loose interest. Sorry, I used to like her when I was younger. Interview was my Fav at that time.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: May/24/2004 at 6:49am
I had my boyfriend read The Mummy, that's kind of what he thought too. Sometimes it gets tiring, but it's kind of refreshing when you read one every once in awhile between books that aren't as descriptive.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: July/05/2004 at 11:03pm
I would have to say Memnock The Devil would be my favorite book that I have read.  I love the way it puts a spin on ones view of religion.  A+


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: July/27/2004 at 9:19pm
i also would agree on memoch the devil, but interwiew with a vampire would be the best one i have read so far.  I am currently on the vampire armound.  i tend to read her books in order so i do not get lost in her story.  Did anybody know the they band her sleeping beuty trilogy at a metropolitian labary, in Ohio i believe.  are they that good anybody read them yet?


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: July/28/2004 at 6:44am
I've never read them, but they're suppose to be romance type books so I imagine they're very different from her other stuff.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: July/29/2004 at 6:57am
Sad that I couldn't vote :(  But my favorites are Vampire Lestat, Memnoch, Blood and Gold... eh they're all my favorite.  Witching Hour too. 


Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: August/01/2004 at 8:25am
Well, Now it is my turn...I never really read novels before.. My first novel I read in entirety was "the Witching Hour".  Needless to say it had a profound effect on me.  I bought "Lasher right afterward and finished it in a couple of days.  (Taltos took a couple of months) That was about a year ago and I have read almost all of the rest of her novels.  Witching Hour would have to be my favorite but "Blackwood Farm" was the most fun I had in a long time..  so I started reading a Koontz novel "The Watchers" and I am having a hard time putting it down.  Is this usual.. Give me your input


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: August/02/2004 at 6:24am

The Watchers is one of DK's best and the Witching Hour and basically all of Anne Rice's books are really enthralling. I have a hard time putting them down too. In fact the first time I read The Witching Hour I was 13 or 14, at summer camp where lights went out at a certain time because we had to get up early each morning. I remember hiding under my blankets with a flashlight reading way into the night until I finished the book.



Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: August/02/2004 at 6:30am
That is awfully young for a person to be reading a book with such depth.  I guess girls develop that part of intellegence well before us boys.  I hate to tell you that I wouldn't have been able to read a chapter of that book when I was thirteen.  It was tough reading for me at 31 years of age.  Yet I was hooked on Anne Rice for a long time afterwards.  I read almost all of her books.  I understand that "feast for all saints" is quite a read.  My father is from Louisiana and is biracial so I might have some insight to the characters in it.  has anyone read this novel?


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: August/02/2004 at 6:36am
I've reread it a few times since then and I think I got more out of it, but I was an avid reader from the time I learned to read so... I did read Feast of all Saints. It's been a long time since I read it so I don't remember a lot of details. It was interesting to see her style transferred into a book that doesn't have any supernatural element. She still definitely captures the depth and beauty of New Orleans.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: August/19/2004 at 4:41pm

It's cool to finally talked to people who know Anne rice and Dean Koontz. I'm curently reading the witching hour and I can't be parted with it. I had the book for five years and I never read it until now. I always found something else but I'm so glad I've decided to read it now. I can't believe I didn't read it sooner. I've seen the movie queen of the damned and I loved it. Is the movie version very different from the book?



Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: August/20/2004 at 6:44am
the movie version is totally different from the books. the movie more or less skipped over the book "Vampire Lestat" and cut out and messed with a lot of the "queen of the damned" book. i actually hated the movie and couldn't even watch the whole thing, mostly because it did not do justice to the books. if you liked it you'd probably love the books.


Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: August/22/2004 at 1:29pm

must agree about the queen of the damned movie,  I couldn't finish it.  I love the first three Vampire chronicles and the movie is not the same at all...I am thinking of reading the Withcing Hour for the second time.  I just read two Koontz novels back to back .

by the way has anyone heard of the Witching Hour trilogy being a mini series on Television soon?



Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: August/23/2004 at 6:28am
i've heard that they're planning on making it but no release date that i know of.


Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: August/27/2004 at 12:28pm

oh well, should be interesting who they would cast.  I don't know how they could do what seems to be a monumental project.

I wonder what she is up to these days... death of a loved one(which I  know)can have a tremendously long healing process.  No more vampires or witches she says. hmmmmm, what else do you think she could do?



Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: August/27/2004 at 1:45pm
i'm still hoping she'll write a sequel to The Mummy:Ramses the Damned.


Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: August/28/2004 at 7:34am

oh, that book was AWESOME.  I don't know what she would do.  It leaves you hanging at the end but it is kind of fun leaving the rest to your imagination...  A sequel would be awesome anyway.

I beginning to think we are the only people posting on this  forum



Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: August/30/2004 at 6:23am
A few others pop in and out, but in general not much traffic. A couple of people from the DK forum are planning on reading The Witching Hour soon, so hopefully they'll join in.


Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: September/06/2004 at 1:51pm

well I certainly hope so.  I also hope all is well with anne rice herself..I see her son in West Hollywood once in a while.

 



Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: September/07/2004 at 7:35am

Blood Canticle is out in paperback now! I picked it up over the weekend but haven't started it yet. It had to be hard for her to write it after her husband's death since she supposedly modeled Lestat after him, but I'm glad she was able to wrap things up.



Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: September/07/2004 at 5:05pm

well, I hope you are refreshed on "Blackwood Farm" (whiched I adored) and I know you have thorough knowledge of the witching hour trilogy.  They are totally mingled together with VAmpires now. Many questions are answered in the book and it is a real quick read...

tell me what you think



Posted By: Ali'sWonderland
Date Posted: September/08/2004 at 7:35pm

Blood Canticle was a winner, I loved it! I love the merge of the Mayfair Witches and the Vampires. What a delight Anne crept up on us!

The one book I adore of hers, I dont see "Ramses the Damned".

 

 



Posted By: AllenRKelley
Date Posted: September/09/2004 at 7:34am
yeah, Ramses the Damned seems to be overlooked.  It is a great twist on immortality and ancient Pharaohs


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: September/10/2004 at 11:14am
I just finished Blood Canticle. I'm not sure what I thought of it. It wasn't bad by any means, but I think I just expected more. Like Julien haunting Lestat, not much really came of it. The Taltos stuff I guess kind of got tied up, but it didn't seem all that dynamic. But don't mind me I'm still bummed that it's the last vampire book.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: February/03/2005 at 11:31am
Interview with  the Vampire. Is my first favorite. My second favorite is. the Vampire Armand. I had the first one on DVD. Loaned it out. Nver got it back. Bites big time.


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: February/03/2005 at 11:45am
That's a bummer. I lent my book of Vampire Lestat to a friend who never returned it. I bought another one, that got chewed up by a puppy that came to visit and attacked my book shelf. I bought yet another one on ebay a few months ago. So far it's safe and sound in my own posession!


Posted By: Timothy
Date Posted: March/16/2005 at 11:14pm
Interview with the Vampire. I'm currently reading Blood and Gold half-way, and it seems pretty good too.


Posted By: painfullynumb
Date Posted: March/30/2005 at 6:16am

 

i just picked up the sleeping beauty trilogy the other day.  so far an easy read, but i can see why these books were banned from some libraries.  Interview with a Vampire was a great book, i don't think the movie did the book too much justice.  Good movie just too much Hollywood in it.  Not how i had pictured things as i read the book.



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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: April/12/2005 at 9:49am
Then definitely don't watch the Queen of the Damned movie, it twists the plots, combines characters, and cuts all sort of things out. Interview with a Vampire was at least somewhat in line with the book, but QotD wasn't at all.


Posted By: Timothy
Date Posted: April/19/2005 at 12:17am
I agree, the whole movie was messed up. One could list a whole page of things they changed in the movie. Seriously, it was not worth watching it.


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: April/19/2005 at 5:44am
I watched it on fast forward pretty much the whole way because I couldn't stand to really watch everything they screwed up.


Posted By: painfullynumb
Date Posted: May/11/2005 at 6:17am
well i finally finished the Sleeping Beauty trilogy and was quite impressed.  Although at times some things seemed a little harsh i found it to be a great read.

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Posted By: *Agnes Shark*
Date Posted: May/30/2005 at 2:09pm
mine is blood and gold.

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Posted By: nightowl
Date Posted: August/15/2005 at 3:49pm
I think The Vampire Lestat is my favorite.  Lestat talks of his past and you really become sucked right into the book.


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: August/16/2005 at 6:08am
yeah it's a really good one. getting the other side of what Louis told and Lestat's history. it's great.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: October/31/2005 at 10:02am
Originally posted by gemtaur80 gemtaur80 wrote:

I've never read them (Beauty Trilogy), but they're suppose to be romance type books so I imagine they're very different from her other stuff.
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Actually, they are supposed to be erotica, they are far from romance novels...thats what I think anyway. Anyway...my favorite Anne Rice book was Queen of the Damned.


Posted By: jen the oddfrog
Date Posted: October/31/2005 at 12:03pm
Im just thrilled to see the Anne Rice forum opened from the vault!!! Thanks for posting Cherrie your the bomb!!


I think the book Lestat was my favorite..but I liked them all and miss being able to check in with all my vampire friends...did you read Blood Canticle?

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: October/31/2005 at 12:25pm
on a semi-related note my sister dressed as Akasha for Halloween


Posted By: GeneB
Date Posted: October/31/2005 at 12:49pm
But no pictures are yet known to exist.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: October/31/2005 at 12:52pm
http://imdb.com/gallery/ss/0238546/Ss/0238546/CN39A-33A.jpg?path=gallery&path_key=0238546 - here's a picture from the movie they butchered the books to make that movie but that really has nothing to do with the picture


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: October/11/2007 at 9:43am
Mine was Belinda, Im man enough to admit certain parts made me cry like a newborn. of the above listed thow Servant of the Bones. Great story

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: October/11/2007 at 4:19pm
My favorite is Cry to Heaven, which isn't even on the list.

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: October/11/2007 at 5:27pm
Cry to heaven depressed me a little, thow I think i was drinking alot then lol, I loned that one out and never got it back, gona have to re buy/re read, been a while.

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: October/11/2007 at 6:59pm
I loved it, it was kind of a trashy soap opera all bundled up in this historical, gothic revenge story.

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: October/12/2007 at 7:59am


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Posted By: breezit
Date Posted: October/19/2007 at 3:57pm
Interesting that INTERVIEW would finish first. Most people I know seem to prefer LESTAT.


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: October/19/2007 at 5:21pm
Well interview was the first of it's kind, It was a different vampire book(who would of thought it possible) you could argue it was about love, life, pain... that just so happened to have a couple vampire's in it and a story spaning a century or two lol. I figure The Vampire Lestat & Queen of the Damned are more talked about because she gets more in dept with it all, the history, the real power, "The first Brood" and of course the twist that Louis was fibing a little in Interview, Lestat wasn't the Pr!ck you thought he was. (just really sexy evil)

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: October/19/2007 at 6:33pm
I do prefer Lestat and QUeen, but I can see people picking Interview because it was the first, and it is usually the first title that comes to people's minds when her name comes up in conversation, plus it had the hit movie. I still object to Cry to Heaven not being on the list. lol

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Posted By: thetemple
Date Posted: December/05/2007 at 8:51am
My favorite book of hers is Pandora. I read it in 2 days and usually it takes me a month to get through a book. I keep re reading chapters as my mind drifts.


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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: December/05/2007 at 11:50pm
I can see finishing Pandora that quickly, it is a slight novel, it and Vittorio.

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Posted By: Candace
Date Posted: January/14/2008 at 9:04pm


Hi Im new here, I would have to say my Favorite Anne Rice books is The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. Its such an amazing story and its constantly changing keeping you interested.

If you havent read it I recommend it


Posted By: Dagnarus
Date Posted: February/19/2008 at 10:17pm
i have read all the vampire chronicles but never read the witching hour, should i buy the mayfair witches books then, anyone read taltos and lasher? i have never read them books either but have always wanted to and intend on buytin them, what are they like?


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: February/20/2008 at 6:36am
Very large @ss books..lol I liked them, they tended to get very discripttive and in depth with the charecters and time periods but if you like that about her then go for it there tripy stories, but looong and i mean long, did i mention long, but then when i finished Taltos it was like what now? that why i liked Blood Canticle more than most, you got closeuer with the taltos.

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Posted By: Dagnarus
Date Posted: February/20/2008 at 10:46pm
i have never read the witching hour gypsyrain, do any of the vampire's get a mention in it?


Posted By: Dagnarus
Date Posted: February/20/2008 at 10:48pm
yeah i found that, they go to the island an get them dont they, and im sure lasher gets a mention in it to.


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: February/21/2008 at 6:31am
In the first three books - the Witching Hour, Lasher and Taltos, the only real common thread with the Vampire Chronicles is the presence of the Talamasca. They are very good books.


Posted By: Dagnarus
Date Posted: February/21/2008 at 10:50pm
thanks gemtaur, i mite get them now, i have always wanted to read lasher, for some reason i think that i will like that the most lol


Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: February/25/2008 at 7:22am
read the witching hour first, lasher isn't the same with out the whole back story of the witching hour.


Posted By: Dagnarus
Date Posted: February/26/2008 at 10:33pm
will do gemtaur, thanks

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Posted By: Bubble
Date Posted: April/20/2008 at 8:59am
never going to read the mayfar-books
can't stand this witches...
hate merrick and mona's a little bi***.
only read the vampire chronicles..that's enough^^


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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: April/20/2008 at 11:40am
Originally posted by Bubble Bubble wrote:


only read the vampire chronicles..that's enough^^


O dont sell your self short, check out her other books, Belinda is my fav by her, outstanding read. Her sleeping Beauty series is way twisted, in a good way i think lol
Even Christ the Lord was pretty good, you dont even have to be a beliver to enjoy the read.

And welcome to the forum Bubble, come back and C us again sometime. We talk about every thing around here.lol

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: April/20/2008 at 12:44pm
The witch books did little for me, and I HATE HATE HATED the character of Mona, and hate that she ended up invading the vampire books. That said, I loved many of her other books. The two Christ the Lord books are particuarly strong, Cry to Heaven and Feast of All Saints I think are two of her strongest, even Ramses the Damned I enjoyed.

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Posted By: Bubble
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 5:29am
@Monster:I like this forum a lot!I think I'll look around here every day...

@FinalExam:I hate Mona 2.

okay...maybe i try out the other books...at such things I'm very pernickety^^
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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 6:24am
I didn't like Mona in the vamp books, but I found her interesting in the Witch books.


Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 11:30am
I dont' know what it was about her, but I found her annoying right from word one. Maybe because she was a little know-it-all who was seducing all her adult cousins and yet I was supposed to like her. Just my opinion, of course, but she was one of my least favorite characters.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 11:34am
Well if you think about in terms of the Mayfair generations that came before and all the stuff they'd done, she was a concentration of all those things. What Julien would've been like as a female child perhaps.


Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 11:43am
Perhaps. I think I just didn't like the Witch books as much in general. I liked The Witching Hour, but Lasher and Taltos left me a bit cold.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 11:47am
They're definitely not as strong overall as the vamp chronicles. I loved the Witching Hour, Lasher was ok, Taltos was eh. It took a lot more of the vamp chronicles for me to start being less excited about then.


Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 11:51am
I loved the first three Vampire Chronicles, I also really enjoyed the fourth, but starting wtih the fifth it started being the law of diminishing returns with me.

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: April/21/2008 at 5:58pm
Same here


Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: May/01/2008 at 9:06pm
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Cry to Heaven was amazing, i dont know how to feal about the ending, tonio really gave him a shot and the stoopid bastared got what was comeing to him, but really learning how completly senceles every thing was, all beacuse of one coward.
But i really think Tonio had a much better life because of the wrongs done to him, i really dont know what i personaly would have done.
Great read...and problebvly no more of its like, a little depressing.

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: May/02/2008 at 10:32pm
Cry to Heaven I think is Rice's masterpiece, and yet most have never read it or even heard of it. There are tons of people out there who don't even realize that in her early career she alternated between horror and these rich, textured nonhorror novels. The thing is, the horror sold, these books didn't, so she just stopped writing them. If you liked Cry to Heaven, try Feast of All Saints. I don't think it is as good, but I think you'll enjoy it.

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: May/03/2008 at 8:37am
IV read it, feast was exellent, i had trouble geting into it it, but after several chapters it flew by..

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: May/03/2008 at 11:37am
I haven't read either in probably 10 years, I'll have to put them on my reread list.


Posted By: Squeetaleta
Date Posted: May/31/2008 at 11:59am
Wow!
Every Anne Rice I've read has been absolutley great.
I guess I'd have to say Witching Hour tho. She's wonderful so intriguing.

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Posted By: Phillygirl
Date Posted: June/29/2008 at 5:45pm
Why can't I vote in polls? I just joined this site tonight.

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Posted By: MONSTER
Date Posted: July/01/2008 at 8:26am
you might have to be a "groupie" i thinks thats at least 40 posts..i could be wrong though..

and Welcome Philly, nice to have another Ann fan around here

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Posted By: gemtaur80
Date Posted: July/01/2008 at 8:28am
yeah it was set that you have to be at least a groupie to vote. I changed the setting so newbies could vote just not create their own polls.


Posted By: breezit
Date Posted: July/01/2008 at 11:32am
That explains a lot! I was wondering why new people couldn't vote.


Posted By: Bianca
Date Posted: April/08/2012 at 5:44am
I voted for Feast Of All Saints, but my actual favourite wasn't listed which is Cry To Heaven.

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