Sookie & DEAD RECKONING get 4 Blings!

4 Bling Book!

I usually don’t read reviews of books. I just read what I like or what a friend (or awesome blogger) recommends. But, for some reason, I read a few reviews of DEAD RECKONING and they were awful. So, of course, I had to read more reviews. I was pretty shocked at how negative they were. I mean, this is like the 11th book in the series, they knew what they were getting into.

I thought the book was Sookie being Sookie, vampires being vampy, and everybody else doing what they usually do in this awesome Charlaine Harris series. The only thing I really (REALLY) noticed was the lack of explicit bedroom scenes. There was a pretty heavy one on the porch, but that was it. And let me tell you, that was quite fine with me. Didn’t really miss it. I always look around like a guilty kid when I read those hot and heavy scenes, like I’m about to get caught doing something really awful, anyway. So, aside from that, I still don’t see what the big fuss is all about.

Several reviews stated that not much happened in this novel. I thought the amount of action was on point for the Sookie series. But, I also think that DEAD RECKONING was a “bridge book” of sorts. By that I mean that it was needed to act as a bridge between the book before it and the book after it. I mean, really, Charlaine Harris knows what she’s doing with this series, so I trust her on stuff like this. Every major series has a few “bridge books” in their lineup. It just has to happen sometimes.

Another common comment that I read was that there were several inconsistencies in the plot. They named details that, quite frankly, weren’t ones that stood out to me or even mattered once they were pointed out. I kinda wanted to tell those guys to chill the heck out. It is a super fun and trashy vampire series for heaven’s sake. It’s not going into the cannon! Geez! But, I can see why those super obsessed fans would like to point out stuff like that. I do know many a fan of other things (cough, cough, Star Wars, cough, cough, my Schmoopy) that would be able to rattle off any slight inconsistency ever in any related material. I get it, but really. Calm down. It’s not a deal breaker to me.

All that being said, I enjoyed the book. It was fun and had a bit of mystery. The plot made sense to me and everyone I wanted to hear about was there. I still don’t totally get Eric and Sookie’s relationship. I mean, he is way hotter and way less caring than she is. Even though I think he is way hotter than Bill (bad boy complex, I know, I know), I just don’t see them together for long haul-not that they could be anyway, since she has no interest in being a vampire.  But, maybe we’ll see a Sookie and Bill, Sookie and Sam, Sookie and somebody that she can have a happily human ever after with relationship soon. Maybe.

What can I say. I’m a fan and I look forward to the next in the series, the new story collection  HOME IMPROVEMENT: DEAD EDITION by some of my favorite authors of all things supernatural & the SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION, both due out in August, 2011.  I’m counting down the days until the new season of TRUE BLOOD on June 26, too. I am so totally crushing on that Eric’s vampire hotness! Uh-huh!

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Sookie & Eric, Claire & Shane!

So in love with these sexy vampires (Eric!) & humans (Shane!) that I just can’t stop reading.
And I just can’t wait for Merit & Ethan!
Yup, I have vampire issues.
Don’t like it?
Bite me! (sorry…had to!)
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Reading Right Now

I had to make some tough vampire choices this week. I decided on DEAD RECKONING by Charlaine Harris, mainly because I had it on my iPad. I preordered BITE CLUB by Rachel Caine and HARD BITTEN by Chloe Neill before I knew about the awesome iPad anniversary gift that Schmoopy gave me! Truth be told, they’ve been preordered for months. I really super totally love this iPad, so it made the choice really easy! Yup, this post is From my iPad, too! (so be extra understanding about spelling oops, ok.)!

But here’s the kicker…I have a major rule about no technology in bed (mainly because I have zero self control with my iPhone and laptop), so I am still trying to decide where the iPad falls under this rule. If I just read, I would be ok, but again the lack of self control thing comes into play! So, I came up with a great solution: I’m reading Sookie on the iPad downstairs and Morganville upstairs. If only I could fit Chicagoland in there without totally mixing up my vampires!

Oh well, you can’t have everything!

Update: I totally stalked Cadogan House when I visited Chicago in 2012. Schmoopy knew he was powerless to resist my need to find Merit and Eric. It was pretty dang epic! Sadly, it was during the day and they weren’t available. Maybe next time!

Cadogan House!

Cadogan House!

Vampire Tuesday! The Most AWESOME day ever!

Today three of my favorite vampire books were released.

Bite Club by Rachel Caine, Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill, and Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris.


3! On. The. Same. Day!

Oh My Awesome!

Today is also the day the I bought my first iBook!

Vampire Tuesday Rocks!

Bite Club

Hard Bitten

Dead Reckoning on my iPad