Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sookie Stackhouse, #2 & #3

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
by Charlaine Harris
Published April 1st 2004 by Orbit (first published 2002)
Paperback, 279 pages

Waiting tables, sweeping floors, reading minds and solving mysteries for the undead. It's all in a day's work for Sookie... 

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked - and poisoned - late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it). But in return the blood-suckers need a favor. 
Which is why Sookie ends up in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire, on the condition that her undead friends don't do anything, well, vampiric while she's there. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

Holy Cow! I am addicted! I know I am addicted because I cannot stop reading this series! The only other series had this effect was HP and Steig Larrson's. It is fun and I like the fact that it is a fast and engrossing read. It is a happy get away and I am in no mood for "heavy" books right now! And you would be surprised I am done with the 3rd part as well...

Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
by Charlaine Harris
Published May 6th 2006 by Orbit (first published 2003)
Paperback, 274 pages

Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill's sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own ...
I liked this one too!But I thought it was a very stupid reason Bill had to be taken hostage for. Other than that... Go Sookie! Kick all of 'em hard! Oh and I really liked Alcide ;) :)

"It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones."— Jean Webster

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
by Charlaine Harris
Published March 4th 2004 by Orbit (first published May 1st 2001)
Paperback, 326 pages

Welcome to Bon Temps. It's just your average sleepy backwater town. You know the kind of place . . . a dime store, a trailer park, a diner, and a gang of newly 'out of the coffin' undead. 
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 is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of 'disability' --- she can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. But then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome --- and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life. 
But Bill has a problem of his own: he's a vampire. With a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of --- big surprise --- murder. And when one of Sookie's co-workers is killed, she fears she's next . . .

My Thoughts -

 Ever since vampires came out of the coffin (as they laugh-ingly put it) four years ago, I'd hoped one would come to Bon Temps.

I finally dug my paws into the much hyped, much dissected series on the Vamps. I was skeptical to say the least. There were just too many reviews and too many stars for this one! Some loved it and some are totally disgusted with it. For me... I think it is a winner! Let me explain.
Now I am sure I cannot tell you anything more about Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam... that you don't already know. So I am going straight into what I liked about this book. I loved the pace. I was hooked to it all the time. There was no place where I was bored. I love Bon Temps and Merlotte, the settings are marvelous and the world that Charlaine has created is very much interesting! I have seen a couple of episodes of True Blood series and I usually kept on visualizing Sookie as the one in the series. The writing and dialog is interesting too. There is something fresh about it and I did not think of Twilight once after I started reading.

I liked Sookie! She is determined, confident and sometimes naive! Bill and Sam both are really good!

—that the creature I loved was lying somewhere in a hole underground, to all intents and purposes dead until dark.
-pg. 107

I know I have wondered about how cool it would be to read someone's mind. But now I really think I am lucky I am normal LOL!
So how did you like this book? I am already into the 2nd one :-)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Lovely Quote!!

Here is a quote that I loved a lot...
If Michael was in the bindery when an especially handsome old volume arrived, Mr. Albert let him hold it and always said: "Let your hands feel it, Michael. It's not just some old thing. It has a soul."
At first, Michael didn't know what Mr. Albert was talking about. 
"A book that has been handed down from generation to generation," Mr. Albert explained, "has had its pages touched by so many fingers and has been loved and cried over by so many people that it has a life of its own." - The Song of Whales by Uri Orlev