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Dead Until Dark
Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel | Charlaine Harris
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Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty, she's a very cute bubbly blonde, or not interested in a social life - she really is ... but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable.And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day ...Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim ...
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DGRachel
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Bailedbailed

I think I might have read this on Kindle about 9 years ago, but that was before I used Goodreads to track my reading. I don‘t think I loved it, but I don‘t think I hated it. This time, on audio, I just can‘t keep going. I‘m bored and annoyed. The constant reference to Sookie‘s ability to hear other people‘s thoughts as a disability sets my teeth on edge. I made it 1/3 of the way through, but I‘m done.

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AmandaBlaze
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤 1mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1mo
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AmandaBlaze
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Tonight's read.

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AmandaBlaze
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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Sookie has a secret that she keeps from almost everyone.
#ScarathlonDailyPrompt #Secret
@StayCurious #TeamMonsterMash

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LiseWorks
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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October 11 #WordSearchPhotoChallenge Dark I read this one e awhile back . The series was made into a tv series called True Blood. @StayCurious #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

StayCurious Do you prefer book or tv show? 2mo
LiseWorks @StayCurious the TV show 2mo
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Roary47
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Pickpick

4✨ Sookie is a night waitress and has a special gift for reading minds. When a vampire named Bill comes in her life is changed forever. This was a really fun read. I could have done without all the sexual content. There was quite a bit of this, but in relatively short segments all through the book. The mystery was intriguing, and the danger very real. #Scarathon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

I‘ve decided to reread the Sookie Stackhouse series. I was watching True Blood earlier this summer. I am currently on Season 5, but I wanted to also read the books. I‘ve never listened to them on audio, so I figured I‘d try that and they are on hoopla.

Eric is my favorite, so I‘m just waiting to get to him and that storyline!

#AwesomeAugust - Finished on Friday

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
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yoavshai
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 278.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Addison_Reads
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

This was the first thing that came to mind for #Pub. Unfortunately, I only read the first book in the series and I only watched half of the first episode of the show. I couldn't get into either.

vivastory My ex really enjoyed the show. I watched a couple of episodes & just didn't get it🤷‍♂️ 9mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory I couldn't get past the terrible Louisiana accents and it overall just felt like a bad soap opera. But then lots of people don't enjoy the weird horror that I do, so to each his/her own. 😁 9mo
vivastory A bad soap opera is a good way to describe it. But as you say, people enjoy different types of horror. 9mo
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Fr3NcHtOaSt Loved the book series and the show. Also loved her other series Midnight Texas. It‘s a shame the show was canceled after 2 seasons. 9mo
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 9mo
Addison_Reads @Fr3NcHtOaSt many of my friends loved both the series and the show as well and her other series, I just couldn't get into them. 9mo
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AmandaBlaze
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Dark chocolate to go with a Sookie Stackhouse book for Valentine's.
@TheSpineView

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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Bk12 of January 2022 & #JumpStart2022 & Bk1 of #20in4 #readathon is done! A nostalgic reread of a much loved series, I forgot how much I enjoyed this book. It‘s not the most eloquent story I‘ve ever read but it has heart & a depth that‘s surprising. Much better than the tv series, though I did enjoy True Blood too! #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022 #Pop22 #AudiobookChallenge2022 #FinishingTheSeries2022 #Pageathon #PennyPerPage

TheSpineView Excellant! 10mo
Clwojick I‘ve been meaning to read these books! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 10mo
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Lizpixie
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I‘ve missed a day of my time zones #20in4 #readathon so I‘ll probably follow along with my non-aussie littens! If that‘s ok? Amazing the things you find in a cleanup, including my iPod full of old audiobooks! So I‘ll be kicking off my readathon with the tagged book, which I haven‘t read for years. I‘m determined to get my hours this time, no Great Library Clean to stop me🙌📚⏱ #JumpStart2022

Clwojick You can do it!!!! 🥳🥳 10mo
LeslieO Sookie! 💕💕 10mo
marleed Oh how fun is that! 10mo
Andrew65 Happy for you to choose any dates 😍 Happy reading. 10mo
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InkedBookworm13
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" I'd been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar." Dead Until Dark

#SundaySoapbox @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻 🧛🏻‍♂️ 10mo
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nibech
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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"Day 2: Favorite Book by your Favorite Writer"

Charlaine Harris created a world I just can't get enough of. I've read all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and rewatch the True Blood series every summer.

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InkedBookworm13
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AmyG That is way too cute. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 🖤😽 1y
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Eggs
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DarkMina Fun series! 1y
Eggs Still lingering on my TBR...🥰 1y
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wanderinglynn
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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#LittensDressedInBlood 5 Sep

I‘m behind again. ??‍♀️

Dead Man‘s Party made me think of a Eric Northman in the Sookie Stackhouse books, played by the delicious Alexander Skarsgård in the TV adaptation, True Blood.

Yuki_Onna Oohhh, Alexander... 😋 1y
wanderinglynn @Yuki_Onna right?! 😍 1y
Scochrane26 I need to watch True Blood again. Love Skarsgård ? 1y
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persephone1408 I just had myself a rewatch of this... 1y
Jess I‘m almost done a rewatch. Eric is a highlight. 1y
ElizaMarie I recently started rewatching True Blood and just love it soo much!
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wanderinglynn @Scochrane26 me too! And this is the perfect time of year to watch it! 1y
wanderinglynn @persephone1408 @Jess @ElizaMarie I need to do a rewatch too. Love Eric! 🖤 1y
persephone1408 @wanderinglynn eric is perfect crazy immortal Viking sexy lol 1y
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AliD73
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I wanted to like this book so much, I really did. I loved the TV series, and I‘m looking forward to the reboot. I had to bail on this, though. I just didn‘t like it. Personally, I just didn‘t think it was very well written; it couldn‘t hold my attention. I kept comparing it to the TV series, and it just didn‘t measure up. To each their own. I‘ll be rewatching the series instead of reading the books. Can‘t wait for the reboot series!

Ericalambbrown You know, I don‘t think I‘d have liked this even if I‘d not seen the series. I was kinda amazed these have been so popular supposedly. The characters just felt wooden to me. 1y
AliD73 @Ericalambbrown I agree. The characters just came across as two dimensional to me. I found Sookie and Bill to be unlikable and uninteresting, which totally took me by surprise. Sookie in particular just seemed shallow and not too intelligent to me. In this case, the TV series was better than the book. 1y
Ericalambbrown @AliD73 Right? It was almost as she were written to be a simpleton or special needs in some way. I looked to see what happens in book two to decide if I wanted to give it a go on the off chance it got better. I guess Lafeyette Reynolds if killed straight out the gate in that book do I was like “I‘m out!” 😂 1y
AliD73 @Ericalambbrown I know, right? LOL. I kept asking myself if Charlaine Harris deliberately wrote Sookie to be a moron or if that was just an accident resulting from her poor writing. It‘s rare that a movie or TV series is better than the book it is based on, but this is definitely one of those cases. (edited) 1y
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InkedBookworm13
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I read two more cards this month.
8♣️ The Name of This Book is Secret
K♣️ Dead Until Dark
23/52 #TBRDeckofCards
@Clwojick

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InkedBookworm13
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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July #wrapup
I read 26 books this month. These four were my faves.
185 books for 2021 so far ☺️

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InkedBookworm13
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"I've been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar."

#FirstLineFridays

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Mehso-so

I know this is a very popular series, but it is a little too chick-lit for my tastes. I probably won‘t continue, but that‘s just me.

BehindthePages I felt the same way. 1y
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Ericalambbrown
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Panpan

Yikes. Well this is one where the book isn‘t better than the series. 😳 TBH, I thought Sookie and Bill were the least interesting characters in the show. The secondary characters made the series for me. I don‘t know what I was expecting but Sookie is written as a shallow simpleton and Bill is a boring and bossy creeper. No character development. The other characters are barely even window dressing. Zero campy fun.

Ericalambbrown I will say that Bubba the derpy Elvis vampire bit made me laugh aloud. That was by far the best bit for me. 😂 1y
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Ksvz
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Mehso-so

April 2021 - audio rereading for the millionth time - sometimes you just want to listen to something familiar and then realize that you‘ve grown up or changed and some of the behavior now irritates you - can‘t decide if it had made me sad.

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InkedBookworm13
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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It's supposed to rain all weekend so I've got two vampire books ready. 🦇❤️
#weekendreads

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AkashaVampie
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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Housework ✅
Little one asleep ✅
Now its time for me to curl up in my own little bubble and listen to my book.

#SeriesBingo
#TBRCrew

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 Yeah I‘m finally done with a few things. My plan is to read and watch videos. 2y
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InkedBookworm13
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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1. Doctor's appointments, taking down Christmas decorations and putting the laundry away. (It's been sitting in the basket for days 😂)
2. My favorite local jam lady had an end of the year sale so my mother and I stocked up.
#motivationalmonday @Cupcake12

Cupcake12 I love jam on crusty bread 😋 Have a good week and thanks for playing x 2y
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MollyLooby
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I know I‘m VERY late to the party, but I finally got my teeth stuck into this 🧛

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IndoorDame
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Bailedbailed

After starting this I realized it‘s something I read a long time ago. Not sure if that‘s the reason I can‘t get into it or not, but I gave it a few chapters and it‘s not grabbing me so I‘m bailing on this one. I may try out a later one from the series at some point though.

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Sresendez12
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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Honestly enjoyed this one more than I thought I would! Vampires, mind readers, shape shifters and murders. A great book for this time of year. Total points for #teamharkness and #scarathlon is 135. It took me 1hr & 14min to finish today, which counts for #littenlisten. I‘m also participating in #october20in4 but I‘ll post that total later. This book also counts for #screamathon and #bookspin

Sresendez12 Plus one point for participation, so total of 136 :) 2y
Traci1 I love these books. 2y
Bookgoil Great job!! 2y
aperfectmjk Racking up those points! Great job! 👍 2y
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Sresendez12
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Made more progress on this yesterday and really am enjoying it! It‘s been long enough since I watched the show that I don‘t remember too many details. I‘m usually a book before movie/tv show girl, but I found out about the books because of the show. I also watched four episodes of The Order, so a total of 21 points for #teamharkness for #scarathlon2020. This one is also part of my #bookspinbingo and #screamathon

Clwojick ♥️ Ive heard this is a fun series! 2y
Scochrane26 The books are very different from the show, but I love them both. 2y
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Sresendez12
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Today was more about pumpkin patches and watching movies, but I did start the tagged audiobook plus read more of The Strings of Murder. Finished the #cyoreadathon with 9hrs and 20 mins and the #october8in2 with 6hrs and 14 mins. Besides Halloweentown, I watched two episodes of The Order on Netflix and Lonesome Ghosts on Disney. Total points for #teamharkness 171

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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CloakNQuill
Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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#SuperSeptember midweek update @Andrew65
Doing well considering I haven‘t been able to dedicate much time so far.

1) Six of Crows - 51% read
2) Home Before Dark - 15% read
3) The Wise One - 10% read
4) 1 of 2 audiobooks completed.

Andrew65 Great, well done 👏👏👏 2y
CloakNQuill @Andrew65 Thanks! I‘ll have more time towards the end of the week. Hope your goals are going well! 2y
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PurpleTulipGirl
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“I‘d been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar.”

I‘ve never read any of these books. I‘m only a few pages in, so no real opinion yet.

@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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Aussie_SFF
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Firstly I would like to say “God damn I am trash for these books!“
This was a re-read and I loved it just as much the third time as I did the first. I still think it was a crying shame they left the Man from Memphis out of the TV series.
We are introduced the world and all the main characters in such a efficient way and I just can't get enough. Not to mention that Bill hasn't turned into a giant dick yet.
3.5/5 Stars.

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sprainedbrain
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Omg I missed a day again. It may take me 30 days to get my #20Series20Days #Top20Series 😳

I started the Southern Vampire Mysteries series long before True Blood was a thing, and I honestly had a love/hate relationship with it... but I couldn‘t stop, even at the end when she was clearly phoning it in.

I still think about these books years later. Lots of fun, some very nice sexy times, Vampire Bill, and Eric freaking Northman. 😍

Scochrane26 I love this series too, but there‘s some inconsistencies that bug me. 2y
RiverKScottWrites Binge read this series last year 😻 2y
i.besteph Any thing that involves vampires count me in. Stacked! (edited) 2y
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Andrew65 These are a popular series. Not read them but enjoyed the free sample I got of book 1. (edited) 2y
Laughterhp I loved this series! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I collected these over the last few years from used book sales and I think I have them all now. I should start them in 2021 since enough time has passed from watching True Blood that I won't get storylines mixed up. 2y
Blaire Same. I read these while on maternity leave and also continued even when the last ones were really not good. But the series was perfect for a sleep deprived new mama. 2y
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CaitlinR
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Pickpick

The first, and my first Sookie Stackhouse mystery and it won‘t be my last. Light, humorous, sexy entertainment. Vampires, mind-reading, shape shifters: what‘s not to like. Great escapist reading.

I‘ve never watched True Blood. If I enjoyed the book, would I enjoy the series?

#CharlaineHarris

Scochrane26 The show is very loosely based on the books, you have to treat them as two different things. The show has Alexander Skarsgard & several other hot guys. Has a lot of nudity if you don‘t like that. It‘s a fun show, you should watch. There‘s some storylines I don‘t like as much, but most are good. 2y
CaitlinR @Scochrane26 Thanks for the helpful information. I‘ll give the series a try. Skarsgard: what‘s not to like? 2y
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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 35

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

TheBookAddict No judgement here. I had this book on my shelf for the longest and I finally read it...well, I listened to it. It was really good, the narrator did a great job and the story is quite interesting. I haven‘t watched the show, so I wouldn‘t know how similar or different they are. I enjoyed it and hope that I get out of my reading funk soon so I can maybe pick up the 2nd book. 🙂👍🏽 2y
AutumnRLS I judge you to be awesome! 2y
RamsFan1963 @TheBookAddict It is still sitting on my shelf because, to be honest, I don't care for vampires. Like zombies, I think vampire lit is played out. I never watched True Blood, but I did read Harris's Midnight Texas series. 2y
TheBookAddict Yep, I understand. I usually don‘t go with vampire or zombie books, but I decided to give it a whirl. It‘s set in a world in which vampires are known about and part of society, which is why I was intrigued. This was the first book I read by Harris. 2y
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reading_rainbow
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i‘ve never seen True Blood before so i‘m going in blind with this series 🦇 not sure how true the tv series is to the book series but they sound really good and these book covers are really cute

Darklunarose Saw the first season, but have read all the books. I like the books so much more. 2y
reading_rainbow @Darklunarose ooooh excellent, i‘m glad i waited to read the series first🧛 2y
Darklunarose @reading_rainbow I hope you enjoy it! 2y
AkashaVampie I have only seen the whole show. The show is really good. I have the books on my tbr 2y
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gibblr
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Whoa there, Luna!! What did the Kindle ever do to you?!? #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
Birdsong28 It kept your attention away from her!! How rude! 😂😂 3y
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arhall
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"...I was in my folding aluminum chaise out in the front yard, getting browner by the second." Well, Sookie, mine isn't aluminum and I'm in the backyard, but I enjoy some reading and sun too!

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BeautifullyBookish
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I‘ve found my new go to vampire book! The Sookie Stackhouse series starts here and I can‘t wait to read the next book! Sookie keeps you searching for answers till the very end. Every time I thought I figured it out something would be thrown in to sway me. I 100% recommend this book for anyone looking for a mysterious tale with a little human-vampire romance thrown in. @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin

Scochrane26 Beware—a lot of people don‘t like how she ended the series. I personally was ok with it & it made sense. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! Love the dark cover. 3y
BeautifullyBookish @Scochrane26 I‘ll definitely keep that in mind as I get closer! I am one who tends to dislike any being just because of what it is, An ending. I try not to let that cloud my judgement so hopefully I can get there and feel comfortable with it the way you are! 3y
BeautifullyBookish @TheAromaofBooks thanks! I thought it fit! 3y
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Puredragonstar
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I love the Sookie Stackhouse books, I first read them when I was 18 & then again when I was in my mid-twenties. When audible had these on sale for this cyber Monday I jumped at the chance, I got them all & am starting to re-listen to one of my favorite series. It‘s been great to visit the vampire loving southern Sookie again. Just finished book one, I loved the narrator & it was just as good as I remember it! Off to book two! 🧛🏻‍♀️🧛🏻‍♂️🧛🏻

DieAReader I must admit that I never finished reading the series (12/13) but I loved True Blood! Hubby & I both really enjoyed it & he bought me the entire series. I somehow fell behind on the last season though...🧐. I may interject that into my #24B4Monday Readathon weekend. He swears we saw the ending & for the life of me I can‘t remember it. 3y
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Christinak
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“I was reviewing the evening as I drove to my grandmother‘s house, where I lived. It‘s right before Tall Pines #Cemetery, which lies off a narrow two-lane parish road. My great-great-great grandfather had started the house, and he‘d had ideas about privacy, so to reach it you had to turn off the parish road into the driveway, go through some woods, and then you arrived at the clearing in which the house stood.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead

Dogearedcopy LOL, I have this thing where I tend to mirror the accent of the person I'm speaking to. I was listening to this audiobook years ago when I pulled my car into the gas station, and drawled with a heavily affected Southern accent, “Fill her up, please!“ :-D
3y
Christinak @Dogearedcopy Oh. My. Gosh. That is Hilarious! I‘m going to have to listen to this audiobook now. 3y
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Jesstifies
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Bill will always have a special place in my heart!
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Vampire
@TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick +1 (40 total)

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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JacqMac
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I liked the books. But I liked the TV show much more.
#ChillingPhotoChallenge #vampire
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 1pt
@TheReadingMermaid

Ddzmini What tv show 😳 what channel or time or name of the show ... 3y
8little_paws @Ddzmini true blood 3y
JacqMac @Ddzmini Yes. True Blood. It was on HBO. And it was soo good. 3y
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BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
Nessavamusic Agreed 3y
Susannah I can‘t think why. 😉 3y
Scochrane26 I loved the show, except for the messed up ending. 3y
Ddzmini Awe I only watch the first one I‘ll have to go back and watch that then 💁🏼‍♀️🙌🏽 3y
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Scochrane26
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge is #vampire. My friend had to convince me to read the Sookie Stackhouse series, then to watch True Blood after because I thought both would be scary, esp the show. The first book introduces us to vampires, a telepath, and a shapeshifter. Bill and Eric are the 2 main vampires in this first book. And who doesn‘t like Alexander Skarsgard as Eric? 🔥🔥 @Clwojick
#teamslaughter #scarathlon

BookwormAHN Team Eric 🖤 3y
Caroline2 😍 3y
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Joreads
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Pickpick

This is a re-read for me. I have decided to finish all of the series that I have started and not finished. I still love Sookie and the vampire world that Harris has create. The first novel has a fantastic plot and the mystery is very compelling. Well worth the time.