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I have a new obsession

…and his name is Eric Northman! ok, I admit, I kinda dig Bill Compton, too, but I am a Sookie/Eric shipper all the way! The two handsome vampires from the world of Sookie Stackhouse have me completely ensnared…. and I don’t think I’ve been so “into” a book series since I read Twilight almost two years ago (ok, another vampire series, so sue me) or Harry Potter before that.

A week before I left for Las Vegas for the WPPI Convention, I decided to pick up the first couple books in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris (aka the Sookie Stackhouse Novels). I had enjoyed the first season of the show True Blood, which is based on these books (we Netflixed it), and many of my friends including my sister-in-law Lissa, had told me how much they liked the books. Little did I know what I was getting into. Well, now I’m obsessed!

I coasted through the first book, started the next one on the way to Vegas and finished it on the way home from Vegas (didn’t have much time to read at the Convention). I also finished the third book on the plane home from Vegas and got halfway through the fourth. Yes, I’m a very quick reader and these books are easy, fun reads. Needless to say, I read the entire series (about 10 books) in around 5 days total. I am on pins and needles anticipating the next book, which is not coming out for another month and a half!

Thanks to my friend (and client) Alissa, I’m on to another vampire series, House of Night, which is definitely a more juvenile series (no racy chapters really…haha) and has a lot more cheese, but is still fun. I’m up to book 4 so far and it’s keeping me occupied until the next Sookie book comes out at the beginning of May.

All this reading has been such a welcome change – I haven’t taken time for books in a long time. Actually, since I read the Twilight novels… which means I haven’t picked up a book in about two years… sad actually. But I’ve been working so hard. It’s been such a relief to be able to lay in bed at night and slip into another world where vampires, witches, and faeries exist, for 30 minutes while I read myself to sleep! I’m definitely going to try to do this more often and I think I’ll even set a goal, since I’m already halfway there (13 books) and it’s almost March! I wonder if I can read 25 books this year?

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starlakittyMarch 20, 2010 - 8:15 pm

I’m reading the Sookie Stackhouse books now, and I am loving them! I’m taking a break to read some library books b/c I want to draw the series out. It’s so disappointing to finish a series I like. :)

ChristyMarch 20, 2010 - 9:40 pm

It feels great, right? That’s how I felt the Twilight series when Jude was about 10 months old and that was the first time I had a chance to really read anything since I was pregnant. Although, the “obsession books” are harder for me to put down, 30 minutes before bed isn’t enough!! I like your goal of reading 25 books this year. I’m glad that I am making more time to read myself.

Oh, congratulations on your article. I thought it was good. Plus, that picture of you and Zachary snuggling is very cute (I guess I am catching up on all my comments in one shot!).

AndreaMarch 22, 2010 - 2:10 pm

You should try The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward if you like the vampire books. These are definitely for adults only – more romance (AKA sex). I just started reading them, and I so far, I like them much more than the Twilight books, but not as much as the Sookie books. Nothing will ever surpass Harry though.

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