I know that vampires (especially the sparkling ones) are the big s**t right now but I never really cared about them.

Until now! Searching for english books on the german Amazon site (selecting the category "Englische Bücher" and entering no search term) turned up a list of books with about 50% of them having a vampire theme. Ranging from the unreadable horror of "Twilight" to "Vampire Diaries" and so on.

I think I better start searching for good old Issac Asimov again. I'm pretty sure none of his characters is going to sparkle in any way.