I forgot to blog about The Gilda Stories. For me, something of a "vampire stories are hokey" kind of person, it was impressive. It was well-written. The transitions were great. The vampire stuff wasn't hokey. It was kind of interesting. To me!!! To others in the book club, who actually appreciate vampire stories, it was better than that! Consensus seemed to be all thumbs up except for some lack of love for the ending. Wrapped up too quickly, too much of a twist in character, and just yech on the future stuff that wasn't far enough in the future to be believable... I think it would make a GREAT movie. Especially if the last section with the hunters was left out and she instead went and fell in love with Aurelia's great-granddaughter!