The earliest recorded vampire story is a Greek myth about a man who was cursed by Apollo the sun god because he was jealous of his girlfriend (this is the basis of 90% of all stories in Greek myth btw). A quick glance at this will give you an idea of just how long we humans have been vibing with vampire stories. Spoiler alert: it’s been a really, really long time.
I witnessed the moment my daughter connected with a book for the very first time. The memory is seared into my brain with full-color clarity; it smells like a fresh box of Pampers and it feels like sleep deprivation and happiness.