What is Dracula Daily?
If you’re not already familiar, Dracula is a novel about a group of people facing off against the title vampire, Dracula. The story is told through a series of letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles, all of which are dated. Because of this, it’s possible to read Dracula in “real time.” The service Dracula Daily sends the corresponding day’s materials straight to your email inbox. Unfortunately other language versions are not available because, while Dracula is now public domain, many translations are not. This book club plans to read along in the spirit of Dracula Daily.
How long will it take?
The story takes place from May 3rd to November 7th. Depending on your translated copy, that’s an average of reading 1-4 pages a day.
Can I join late?
Yes, of course! This club is even starting a little late (May 8th), so it’s really no problem.
How difficult is it?
The text itself is probably better for intermediate or higher learners. The pace will probably not be challenging for advanced learners, but intermediate learners may have trouble keeping up on busier days. If you feel it is too difficult for you now, how about trying again one year later?
Where can I buy or sample it?
Here are 2 amazon links
Bunko sized edition JP / US
Other edition JP / US
How should I post?
If you have questions or comments about a specific day, please post them under a summary tag. You can make a summary tag by clicking the gear icon when replying and selecting “hide details.” Or you can manually type
[details=“write the date here”]
Write your thoughts/comments/questions here
Obnoxious travel delays have been a thing forever, huh?
Which days have entries?
You can check out a calendar here. The days of the week most likely don’t align anymore, but you can more easily see the frequency of entries.
It’s not 2023 anymore, is this club still ongoing?
There’s no reason the club can’t repeat annually for as long as people are interested. It’ll be easy to check if someone has the same question since you can just search by date. So long as the forums are still running as well, there’s a possibility that an old member will still reply to comments on the thread as well.