Dracula is a very interesting and fun book to read and opens the door to something so mysterious. The book gives me a better insight of what type of a character Dracula really is. I like this particular novel because I feel it is relatively easy to understand. I know the book is fiction, but the way it was written (journal entries and letters) it feels like it might have been real. The places I read the novel Dracula is usually at home while lying down and relaxing on my bed or at my computer desk next to a computer so that I can look up references or words I fully don’t comprehend. If I’m at school I usually go to the library and open up the book and start reading. When I am on the road and away from home/school I usually pull out the book on the train or bus and start reading, especially on a flight where I have enough time to read. Many times while reading Dracula there are words I don’t understand or confusing bits or a text that needs further explanation or comments, therefore I annotate. I annotate because it is a great way to organize content I read and easily go back to it and recall general themes, concepts, or plot. I usually start my annotating by highlighting important ideas or events, but when the text is too long to highlight I just use brackets to single out important paragraphs. I also, after every chapter write a short summary in my notes that sums up everything the chapter was speaking about in terms of important ideas that were discussed. I do this because when I am going on to the next chapter I want to refresh my mind of the important events that occurred in the previous chapter, so I just go back to my notes and see what the important ideas in that chapter was.
Dracula painting by Tom Carlton