Re: Sookie Stackhouse Novels
I adore the Sookie books! Like others, Dead to the World is probably my favorite.
I haven't been able to get through True Blood, though, which was disappointing. I bought the first season on iTunes, but I just can't get into it.
TB Tara is just so bloody annoying, I want to turn the show off every time she comes on screen. (Plus, I think giving Sookie a BFF really detracted from her character. I think her isolation and loneliness is a central part of the character and I would have liked to have seen a version of that on screen.)
Part of my problem is also that I got spoilers from a friend who also loves the books and watched the show until getting thoroughly irritated by it in the second season. So I have her bias, too.
But the show really seems to set up Sookie/Bill as the One, True, Everlasting Love... and I'm pretty over Bill.
Maybe I'll give it another go sometime later. The hardest part it, this isn't a show that's safe to watch in public, and I watch a lot of TV episodes on my phone at the gym.
Other series I've loved: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Dark-Hunters and Immortals After Dark. Oh, and the Fever series. That one is great, too.