Thursday, April 1, 2010

Southern Vampire Mysteries

I recently started reading the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlene Harris.  Most of you probably know the series as True Blood.  The popular HBO show True Blood is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries.  Having faithfully watched True Blood since the first episode and loving every minute of it, I decided it was time to read the series because I often enjoy books more than their on screen adaptations.  While I’m still excited for season three of True Blood, I also can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Both the books and the show have the same basic premise, but the books (at least the first two) tend to concentrate more on the character development of Sookie Stackhouse, the main character of both the books and television show.  In the books characters that play a large part may not exist, or are mentioned a few times, but the reader will never experience anything from their point of view.  Plots also are altered slightly, but this just makes the books more interesting if you’ve already watched the television show. 

I would recommend that any True Blood fan read the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlene Harris.  Readers will likely enjoy the further character development of Sookie and a few new twists to the televisions plots.  This is the perfect time to start reading the series because we will be having a party to celebrate the release of the 10th book in the series.   Get reading because there will be a chance to test your trivia knowledge as well as a chocolate cake contest and be sure to get your souvenir photo in front of our Merlotte’s background.  The release party is on Sunday, May 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

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