The Dead Travel Fast : Blog Of The Nation Eric Nuzum's The Dead Travel Fast explores the bizarre world of vampires.
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Vampires are a peculiar bunch. They only come out at night. They sleep in coffins. And, oh yea, they suck the life out of you. Literally. I always thought vamps were just fodder for scary stories. But, turns out, there's actually a solid number of people in real life who identify as vampires, only they refer to themselves as the "undead." Now, I don't know if they bite into the necks of virgins, but they have been know to drink their own blood. Yum. Read about this and more in Eric Nuzum's new book The Dead Travel Fast. And tell us, what excites (or disgusts) you about vampires? And to all the undead out there, what's it like to be a vampire?

PS — Check out that sexy picture... it's the first one I've posted all by myself! This is a big step for me. I feel like I'm growing.