Monday, August 2, 2010

Sookie Stackhouse

Well I'm home. It was so amazing meeting Cici! She is such an easy baby. I am so glad I got to spend this weekend with her and get to see her in her first few days. She will be changing so fast. I am just so happy that we will all get to be here to see it all happen. They will be home at the end of the week and I cannot wait to give my sweet girl kisses again.

So, on to a different topic. Completely different. I have really gotten into reading again and I am loving it. I started the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood book series a few weeks ago and I have to say the series is really growing on me. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book. It was okay. Fine to read, but I wasn't going to get on here and be like "BEST BOOK EVER!" The way I have with Harry Potter and Twilight. The second book was about the same. Enjoyable, but not something I couldn't put down. I liked them, but I guess I wasn't really drawn into the characters. One main character actually. I just didn't care for the male lead. Or maybe the main romance seemed sorta false to me. I don't know. But the first two books just gave off a "just okay" vibe for me. But since book three I have started enjoying the series much much more. As I finish one book I am more and more eager to pick up the next in the series. Everyone in the little town on Bon Temps is growing on me rather fast.

Now I am reading book seven, and it has occurred to me that I could actually watch the TV show. It's funny, but I have been reading so much this summer that I have nearly given up TV completely. A little odd for me, but I am loving it. But now that a series I am enjoying has a popular TV show, I figured it might be worth a try. Do you all watch True Blood? Is it worth getting off netflix (I don't have HBO)? What about if I dislike the male lead in the first two books? Do they stay close to the books (if you have read them and watch the show) or are they completely different? Just curious if it is worth taking time away from my enjoyable reading to watch.


  1. I actually love both the books and the series. The show stays PRETTY close to the first book in the first season. The second season goes off on a bit of a tangent with the whole Maenad thing and this season is way different than the third book. BUT! I still love them both. I think you'll enjoy it. Definitely get it off Netflix. :)

  2. I have the books but haven't started reading them. However True Blood is my favorite show at the moment. I love it and the chemistry between Bill and Sookie is amazing. They are actually married in real life.

    Congratulations on the new addition! So exciting and wonderful!

  3. I haven't read the books, so I can't compare but we ADORE the series. I actually can't wait for each new episode. I highly recommend it!!

  4. I loved the boks...even the first two...I am liking the series but since they are not really the same it bugs me a little. Plus actually not a fan of the casting in the show either...they are not what I picture in my head. I love Bill though so you and I might have a different opinion all together:-) If I didn't have HBO I would not watch it:-) Enjoy the books though!

  5. I have those books at home too and want to start reading them.

    I was gone all weekend, I need to head on over to your sisters blog. I need to catch up on what has been going on.

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  7. If you like them, you should read her 4 Harper Connelly books (Grave Secret I think is the 1st, I can't remember) I loved them.