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    Sookie Stackhouse Novels

    Which Sookie Stackhouse book is your favorite or least favorite and why? And, What character would you like to sink your teeth into?

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    Man, it's like Specktra bookclub and I haven't read the book =(

    I've been considering it after finishing Season 2 of True Blood.

    Can you tell me what you like about the series?
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    Oh my god I think my favorite book was Dead to the World with the whole Eric storyline... However I love them all... And Eric is definitely the one I would like to prowl on!! Yummyyy
    Is it just me or is Sookie extremely (and unrealistically) lucky in love (or lust)?
    It seems like every male she encounters is just lusting on her!! Right?

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    Oh my god I think my favorite book was Dead to the World with the whole Eric storyline... However I love them all... And Eric is definitely the one I would like to prowl on!! Yummyyy
    Is it just me or is Sookie extremely (and unrealistically) lucky in love (or lust)?
    It seems like every male she encounters is just lusting on her!! Right?

    OMG !! D2t WRLD is my fave book so far as well. HEhe, Im totally lusting over Eric and i think Miss Sookie is as well. I agree that it seems like all the men in the books just gotta have her. LOL

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    Book 4 I can't remember the name (sorry late night :s ) is my favorite! Her and Eric.. OMG. I hope she doesn't end up with bill again, after all that he did to her, Im done w/ him lol. I can't wait for Dead in the family in MAY 2010!! yay.
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    I'm actually reading the second one right now (I'm about a third through). I guess I'm gonna have to finish them and then answer the question.

    I started reading the books after Season 2 finished just so I can feed the True Blood addiction until June 2010 The books are quite different from the show though, not sure yet which one I prefer
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    Re: Sookie Stackhouse Novels

    right before they started showing true blood on tv i had purchased the first book, and i didnt like it much so i threw it in my closet, well at my used book store i found Club Dead so i was like what the heck let me try again, and I love it!!!! so I started over again with the series, and read all the books and I am just an addict now, My fave is always Eric..but I liked Alcide and Quinn too...but its like as soon as they are about to get serious with her, their characters got weak..and a little unlikable so it was easy to just say ERIC! cant wait for the next book.


    besides these I am a HUGE Black Dagger Brotherhood fan..if you ladies are looking for some "vampire porn" like my husband calls them when he sees me reading them. GREAT BOOKS.

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    LOL! Another Black Dagger Brotherhood fan! After reading all eight Sookie Stackhouse, I read all seven BDB. Not sure what came over me, I couldn't stop reading them. It was like an addiction, I couldn't wait to get the next one. Sookie books are funny, but if you want some real vampire "porn", JR Ward books are a must!!
    ps..I have all seven Charlaine Harris books, would be happy to pass onto someone if you want to pay the postage.

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    lol I love BDB..I am so waiting on john matthews book. Rhev was my absolute fave..next to Zsadist of course.

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    oooop wrong thread!! thats what happens when you have many opened!
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    I've only read the first book and I LOVED it! I need to hop by the library though since I don't have enough $ to buy every single book haha.

    I wish we got HBO here :/ I've only watched the first two episodes of True Blood online, I was well satisfied! Must watch moar!

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    Well, guess im gonna check out those Black Dagger Brotherhood books...they sound good,LOL !! I <3 all things vampire..I dunno why, i guess they seem so mysterious an sexy :P

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    The Sookie Stackhouse novels are probably my favorite series. I'd have to say that Club Dead (book 3) is my favorite, but I do love the later books where Eric becomes a bigger character and Quinn is introduced. I've gotten my mom to read all the books and my best friend has gone through the first four.

    If you are looking to start the series or you already love it, but don't own any of the books, I'd recommend getting one of the box sets. There are two: books 1-7 and 1-8. Last Christmas I got books 1-7 in a set and it was great because I wouldn't have to wait to start the next one. If you're interested in either one, I believe Amazon has the best price.

    Oh, the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    My mom randomly bought the first book and I decided that I would read it when she finished. Well, she was taking her sweet time with it and I couldn't wait any longer, so one Saturday I ended up reading it in just a couple of hours; it was so addicting! Once she finishes it, I'm going to re-read it. I haven't read any of the others in the series, but there's a box set that I'm hoping to get for Christmas.
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    ok, bumping this since I have now read the first 5 books. As of now my fave is the 3rd book but I think they get slightly better in sequence in terms of character development. As far as characters go, I also prefer Eric. He's the most consistent and has believable personality flaws and strengths. I think the author did a good job of showing the good and bad side of him without exaggerating too much.

    I prefer the show over the books though which is weird coz that's hardly the case for me. The books are highly addictive but I still think some of the character are portrayed like God and I usually take issues with &quot;perfect&quot; characters in a book. Sookie is actually the one who's portrayed as this perfect sexual being who everyone loves/lusts, yet she's always very witty and quick, manages to escape death ummm, 20x times....Since she's the main character, her being too perfect makes the books less of an enjoyable experience and makes her my least fave character. She's just not believable and a lil too exaggerated for my liking.

    I think the show manages to stay true to the book in general yet makes the characters more believable so I would say the show wins over the book.

    Given all of that, I still wanna know what happens so I'm starting the 6th book tomorrow
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    I thought I would repost my offer before I bag all the books up and take to the Goodwill (I have hundreds of books I need to get out of here lol!). I have all 8 Sookie Stackhouse books, as well as all 7 Black Dagger Brotherhood. I don't really have anyone I know that is intersted in reading them. I would be happy to box up and ship to some who wants them, just pay the shipping. Not trying to make money, just trying to share my love of the books....

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    Do you know about how much the shipping would cost? I may be interested. :P

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    I thought I would repost my offer before I bag all the books up and take to the Goodwill (I have hundreds of books I need to get out of here lol!). I have all 8 Sookie Stackhouse books, as well as all 7 Black Dagger Brotherhood. I don't really have anyone I know that is intersted in reading them. I would be happy to box up and ship to some who wants them, just pay the shipping. Not trying to make money, just trying to share my love of the books....

    I'm interested in the BDB books! And I know what you mean about books, I have the B&N membership so Im always buying books and passing them to friends and my sisters. Let me know if you dont mind, I'll totally pay shipping
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    I'm interested in the BDB books! And I know what you mean about books, I have the B&N membership so Im always buying books and passing them to friends and my sisters. Let me know if you dont mind, I'll totally pay shipping

    Pm'd you!

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    Ruby_Woo: I shipped BDB books this morning, pm'd you the delivery confirmation #. Enjoy!

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    ^^ that is awesome..i hope she enjoys the books! i love me some BDB so i read that they cast alcide for the next season of true blood, ive only seen one pic of him, seems ok..maybe not what i would of expected but i wont know if he fits till i see the show...its interesting to see most of us really got into this series with that third book..its still my fave...i bought the short stories collection she released a few months ago and it was a big disapointment to me =( i found it under all the magazines in the mag rack in my bathroom and realized i hadnt even finished it yet. i guess it was nice to just have if you collect the whole series which i did, and tied a few things together, like Hadley's story things like that, but still left me wanting.. cant wait for the next book!

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    Thanks again so much! I can't wait to read them! yay!
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    I can't wait to see Alcide too! In my imagination he's a little bit &quot;biker guy&quot; and maybe a little &quot;lumberjack&quot; in there too! lol! (I don't know where I get this stuff from) What about Quinn?? I know he's not till book 7, but he was one of my favorites.

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    I was surprised at who they cast to play Alcide since he's so different from the books description, but I am familiar with the actor and after I thought about it a little, I think he'll be a good fit for the character.

    blondie711 - I love Quinn, too! I can't wait to see who they cast for him, even though it's quite a few seasons away to begin thinking about it.

    I received the short story collection for Christmas and I'm looking forward to reading it, but I'm not expecting it to measure up to the regular books in the series.

    Also, I just started getting into another Charlaine Harris series, the Harper Connelly Mysteries. It's very different than the Sookie books (more serious, mostly realistic characters and stories), but still really good; I finished the first book in just a few days and am getting into the second. If you're into mystery, I'd recommend them.
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    @blondie711 Quinn is another fave of mine..that sookie, just a lucky girl


    @dollface yea i think i was just in that time and place where i really really wanted to read another book since the tv series was getting so good, and i had already read and reread the whole series, i wanted the short story collection to be BAM!!! lol, but i am ready for the next book..i think it comes out in may..

    Ive been tempted to read the Harper Connolly books also, but not sure if i am going to like them as much as the sookie books. maybe ill give them a try.

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    Laura, I got the books today! Thank you so much again! I really appreciate it. Im gonna start on the first one tonight! YAY!
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    No takers on the sookie books?? Ruby_Woo took the BDB books! LMK


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    pm'd you ^ I'm drooling looking at all those books

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    Ive been tempted to read the Harper Connolly books also, but not sure if i am going to like them as much as the sookie books. maybe ill give them a try.

    I received the first two books as a gift from my best friend since she knows how much I love the Sookie books and I wasn't sure if I would like them, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    I'm close to being done with the second one and I really want to get the other two (I think there are four in the series?), but I have another book I need to read first.
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    Currently on the third BDB book! OMG! soo good, and so intense lol. I passed the first one on to one of my co-workers who was interested as to why I am devouring this series. Thanks Laura!
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    Oh good! That makes me so happy! After I bought the first one, which I didn't even think I would like, I started buying the others two at a time. One day I went to Barnes & Noble and they didn't have the next in series and I was BESIDE MYSELF!! I had to drive around and find it, like some sort of crazy woman...lol..
    So glad you are enjoying

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