Anything you can do to stay organized and free up the creative side of your brain is a good thing.
Books and movies are never finished, only surrendered.
Dracula appeared at a time of great technological revolution, utilizing telegraphs, typing machines, and blood transfusions.
I respond to authenticity and originality, and I've been a fan of Don Winslow's ever since 'The Power Of The Dog.'
I think bookstore browsing will become more cherished as time goes on because it can't be replicated virtually.
The beautiful thing about 'The Strain Trilogy' is the ability to move from gore to high fable to creeping dread to domestic drama to unbearable suspense to the uncanny and on and on. The epic journey is designed to support these swings in mood, and that complements my tastes, which are wide-ranging.
In my formative years, I never missed the 'Creature Double Feature' on Saturday afternoon TV, even if it meant switching back and forth between 'Gamera' and the Red Sox. I did a book report on Stephen King's 'Night Shift' in seventh grade. Unrated Italian horror movies became a weekly rite of passage once I hit seventeen.