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Dead Until Dark
Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel | Charlaine Harris
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Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty, she's a very cute bubbly blonde, or not interested in a social life - she really is ... but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable.And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day ...Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim ...
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Christinak
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“I was reviewing the evening as I drove to my grandmother‘s house, where I lived. It‘s right before Tall Pines #Cemetery, which lies off a narrow two-lane parish road. My great-great-great grandfather had started the house, and he‘d had ideas about privacy, so to reach it you had to turn off the parish road into the driveway, go through some woods, and then you arrived at the clearing in which the house stood.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead

Dogearedcopy LOL, I have this thing where I tend to mirror the accent of the person I'm speaking to. I was listening to this audiobook years ago when I pulled my car into the gas station, and drawled with a heavily affected Southern accent, “Fill her up, please!“ :-D
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Christinak @Dogearedcopy Oh. My. Gosh. That is Hilarious! I‘m going to have to listen to this audiobook now. 3w
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Jesstifies
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Bill will always have a special place in my heart!
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Vampire
@TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick +1 (40 total)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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JacqMac
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I liked the books. But I liked the TV show much more.
#ChillingPhotoChallenge #vampire
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 1pt
@TheReadingMermaid

Ddzmini What tv show 😳 what channel or time or name of the show ... 2mo
8little_paws @Ddzmini true blood 2mo
JacqMac @Ddzmini Yes. True Blood. It was on HBO. And it was soo good. 2mo
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Nessavamusic Agreed 2mo
Susannah I can‘t think why. 😉 2mo
Scochrane26 I loved the show, except for the messed up ending. 2mo
Ddzmini Awe I only watch the first one I‘ll have to go back and watch that then 💁🏼‍♀️🙌🏽 1mo
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Scochrane26
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge is #vampire. My friend had to convince me to read the Sookie Stackhouse series, then to watch True Blood after because I thought both would be scary, esp the show. The first book introduces us to vampires, a telepath, and a shapeshifter. Bill and Eric are the 2 main vampires in this first book. And who doesn‘t like Alexander Skarsgard as Eric? 🔥🔥 @Clwojick
#teamslaughter #scarathlon

BookwormAHN Team Eric 🖤 2mo
Caroline2 😍 2mo
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Joreads
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This is a re-read for me. I have decided to finish all of the series that I have started and not finished. I still love Sookie and the vampire world that Harris has create. The first novel has a fantastic plot and the mystery is very compelling. Well worth the time.

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Boooooks
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So far everyone in this book is a big idiot but at the same time I‘m like oooh what are the idiots gonna do next 😬

Bookjunkie57 😂😂😂 4mo
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TheBookAddict
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Finished listening to this last night. I enjoyed it. I know I‘m late to the party, but it‘s ok. I‘ll be starting the next one in the series soon. #Chirp

Also, I just realized that I didn‘t post a #checkin for the #BFC on Saturday. That‘s because I was super busy. I‘ve been keeping active and surpassing my FitBit step goal. I had to change it from 9,000 steps to 11,000 to make it more of a challenge. 🙂

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s awesome! 🎉 4mo
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RedxoHearts
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#JulyWrapUp
Here are the books and a comic collection I finished in July

TheBookAddict I read Dead Until Dark too! Just finished it last night. I enjoyed it and will be starting the next one soon. What did you think? 4mo
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RedxoHearts
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Pickpick

I enjoyed the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I never really watched True Blood except for a few trailers here and there. It seems like the characters were pretty close to how the book describes though.

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TheBookAddict
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Another fine walk at Sinnissippi Riverfront Park. We are being more active now, going on walks. It had definitely helped us feel better physically and emotionally. 🙂👍🏽
We saw this in the river and it was too cool not to take a pic and share it. Someone painted this tree in the middle of the river green and attached something red at the ends to make it look like moving tongues.
🐉 🐉 Beautiful and creative! #BFC

Now to finish this audiobook.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And very fun photo! 😂 4mo
Soubhiville That‘s really cool! 4mo
kspenmoll Love that tree! Glad you are enjoying your activity. It‘s so hot here I have to go out early to walk & I have avoided that lately!! 4mo
DivineDiana So cool! 🐉 3mo
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RedxoHearts
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Of course she moved last minute while taking a photo. I've been sitting here getting more of Dead Until Dark read while the dogs snore away

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BethM
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Panpan

I finished this through sheer grit and determination. #unpopularopinion I really disliked this. I didn‘t care for any of the characters, and the romance felt far fetched and kind of icky bc he‘s a dick.
Cozy #3 #cozyinthesun
#bfcr2 8/12

Hestapleton All your cozy mystery posts are making me want to explore the genre! 4mo
Librarybelle Love your review! I‘ve yet to read this one, though I have seen part of True Blood. 4mo
Kshakal @BethM Harris is so hit or miss for me! 4mo
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BethM @Hestapleton I just started reading the genre a year ago but I really like it. They tend to be fun “feel good” reads. @Librarybelle I‘ve never seen the show. 4mo
BethM @Kshakal probably me too. I loved the Harper Connelly books but haven‘t connected with Sookie or Aurora. 4mo
wanderinglynn You‘re crushing your book goal! 🙌🏻 4mo
jen_the_scribe I read this series years ago. I remember enjoying it for the most part but the last book was very rushed through and disappointing in my opinion. 4mo
TheBookbabeblog84 I will say they get better over time. But largely I wasn‘t a fan of the series 🤷🏾‍♀️ 4mo
ferskner I agree with you! I love the setting and keep wanting to read more for that, until I remember how much everything else turned me off. 4mo
Avanders I read this a long time ago.. before the tv series.. and I think I liked it “okay.“ But, notably, I never picked up another one in the series... so... maybe I didn't like it after all... 😆 4mo
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BethM
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Doing some self care after cooking and cleaning. Face masks and fingernails while I listen to this. But wow was I unprepared for the casual racism. These books aren‘t old enough for that to have made it through edits.

CouronneDhiver Jamberry! I love them 4mo
BethM @CouronneDhiver me too! I just went straight polish this time. 4mo
Dragonfairykats I used to sell those!! 4mo
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TheBookAddict
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Why did I start listening to this so late?!? 🤦🏽‍♀️ I need to go to sleep! 😔 #Chirp #audiobook #YesiReads

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kaysworld1
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I read this in one sitting and stayed up all night.
Good start to the series, although I want to smack bill he's useless, sookie needs to stop being so stupid!
Enjoying it so far.
#readingmyownbooks #femaleauthors #reading #vampires

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Red.Reads
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I truly enjoyed this fun, kooky novel. Having seen True Blood, I knew what I was letting myself in for, and wasn't disappointed.
Sookie is a blond waitress from Bon Temps, who just also happens to be telepathic. Her world gets even weirder when a vampire walks into her bar.
It's not a heavy read, it fun, maybe not for ppl who are not fans of kinky business, but it was right up my street.

#vampire #horror #fangbanger #funny #sexy

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Red.Reads
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I needed to take a break from the weight of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy, so I've started one of my planned 'fun' reads early.

I loved True Blood; it was fun, trashy, sexy, silly, so I'm hoping that they stayed to true to the books.

#trueblood #southernvampire #vampires #sexy #funreading

Gennic I don't think it's like the show and it's a good thing for me. It's still a great series but the tv show went a completely different direction.
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EmilieGR
Pickpick

Good installment

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Mehso-so

This was entertaining even if the end felt rushed up and out of the blue.

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RiverKScottWrites
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So this happened 🤓 Why have I been writing less the past few weeks? Well, there were some books that had my attention 😂🙈📖 Everybody needs a juicy page-turner once in a while—okay, or 12 😅 So I've been getting up to speed on the Sookie Stackhouse novels since I never watched past the first season of TrueBlood.

Q - What's your latest guilty pleasure read?

MrBook Ahh! Love it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I don‘t know if I have any guilty pleasure reads? I‘m not guilty of anything I read! 😆 7mo
MrBook Oh, and welcome to the #LitsyFamily! The best cyber family you‘ll find! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
RiverKScottWrites @MrBook Haha! That‘s totally a better way to read. No guilt whatsoever. I mean who are we hurting with a book? Lol. Maybe my house plant 🌱 which I forgot to water 😇😂 Thanks for the warm welcome 😍 7mo
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Darklunarose
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Just getting it out there I have not seen the tv show. Having kids that were young when it cam out made arching anything like that really hard! The books though I have read! I think I fell a bit in love with bill in this book!

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Tera0707
Pickpick

This was a reread and still a Pick for me. I‘m hoping to read the whole series, and once this semester is over, I plan on doing a whole-lotta reading.

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Tera0707
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I‘m in the mood for some vampires. I read this many years ago, as well as the second one, and stopped for some reason (I think we moved and I went through a period where I wasn‘t reading much). I‘ve watched True Blood, and recently started rewatching it. Made me in the mood to give the whole series a try.

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Booknerd222
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Loved the tv show so hopefully the books don‘t disappoint!

WhatThePuck Loved the book series, hated the tv series after season 2. Enjoy!! 10mo
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nibech
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Day 17: Favorite quote from your favorite book

This one is courtesy of the first installation from the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Dead Until Dark. I watched the tv show True Blood so many times already and can probably quote most of the episodes to someone, haha.

#sookie #sookiestackhouse #trueblood #charlaineharris

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nibech
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Day 16: Favorite female character

Sookie Stackhouse. God, I wish I could live her life sometimes. Beats the mundane monotany of mine.

If you don't know about Sookie, definitely look into her. The HBO show derails from the book series, so they can be entirely different entities on their own. Watch the show. Read the books. However you wanna do things.

#sookie #sookiestackhouse #trueblood #vampires #supernatural #romance #southern

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jillannjohn
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Cleaning out my son‘s room and found these boxed under his bed. My guilty pleasure and the TV series too. There‘s 9 of them which is not the complete series as I got some at the library. FREE TO GOOD HOME! Let me know if you‘d like them and I‘ll ship them out. #teamEric

InBooksILive I'd nobody else has asked for them yet, I'd love them! 11mo
InBooksILive If* 11mo
TheBookAddict I only need Dead Until Dark and All Together Dead. 11mo
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InBooksILive The TV show is a recently new guilty pleasure of mine as well 😊 I'd love to read the books! 11mo
jillannjohn @InBooksILive you got ‘em. I have your mailing address. 11mo
InBooksILive @jillannjohn oh yay! Thank you so much! I'm pretty excited to read them 😁 11mo
jillannjohn @InBooksILive The books and the TV show are very different. I loved both. I hope you enjoy the books. 11mo
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nibech
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Day 3: Your favorite series

Yaaaaassssss. I'm such a geek about this series and the HBO show based off of it. The Sookie Stackhouse novels are a permanent installment in my book collection and that will stay on my bookshelf for as long as I shall live on this Earth. #themspinestho #wellloved #sookiestackhouse #charlaineharris

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nibech
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There's a small public library near my college. I wanted to share it with you all 😊📚💖

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warcraftgrrl
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This book introduced me to the seductive world of the paranormal. I reread this when I want to feel nostalgic. Still a great read years later.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here. And to get more connected, check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon There are links to great tips for navigating Litsy in the profile. 12mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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QueenJen
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Pickpick

This is a re-read for me but it's been eons since the first time I read it.

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bullbunny
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I own most of this series, not made into movies, but made into a t.v series. I happen to only own the first season XD
#bookstotvseries
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Traci1
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Question for those of you who use LibraryThing:

If you reread books, do you change the date finished in the LT database to the last time you finished the book or do you leave the first date? I'm a big rereader, and I hadn't been changing the date, but with series rereads, I sometimes forget where I am when I don't read the entire series in one go. So, I'm thinking maybe I should start changing the date to the most recent finish. Thoughts?

VioletBramble I just write in the comments section, Read in 2013, Read in 2018. 13mo
kgriffith I feel like I shouldn‘t admit this, but I don‘t actually use that feature 😂 I do, however, have it on my list of pet peeves that, if I re-read a book and change it from “have read” to “reading” on Litsy, my rating is removed. To your question though, I would probably just add it to a “read in [year]” collection or tag and let that tell me if I‘d read it again after the initial finished date. 13mo
jillrhudy I put in the Finished date. Then when I re-read I simply add another finished date in LibraryThing. I can tell you the dates read of every book for 13 years and 4 months. 13mo
rwmg I don't use the date finished. I keep track using the dates of my reviews. 13mo
Amie You can put in multiple start/finish dates for a book, so I enter all the dates I've read a book. 13mo
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Christinak
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I always think the book is better.
The best part of reading this series is
now you can binge read since the series is complete!
#AllHallowsRead

LeslieO I ❤️Sookie! 13mo
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Lizpixie
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#SeptemberDanes #day14 #SleepingMyDayAway Besides myself😉the first thing that comes to mind for this prompt is Vampires! And how could I not feature my favourite ever Viking Vampire,Eric Northman & his super disdainful,sarcastic sidekick, Pam,his twinset & pearls wearing progeny. Some of my favourite “vampire genre” scenes are the banter between Eric, Pam & Sookie. Highly recommend if you like hot men, Louisiana, lots of snark & the supernatural.

Kalalalatja Yasssss great pick! 1y
LoverofLit #teameric for liiiiiife! I love this series. 1y
Cinfhen Great choice....vampires or Liz 😜😘 1y
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Bianca
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"Stop starting new books," said no reader, ever.

Seekingtardis Yaaaaaaaas start it!! 😂😂😍 1y
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AmandaMarie
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I finally caved and started reading the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. So far it‘s pretty good!

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Mehso-so

Ehhhhh. I really didn‘t love this book. I wanted to but it just wasn‘t for me. I‘ve been told to keep going and try book two so we will see.

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Asthecroweflies
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Pickpick

Loving this series! This is the first of the series. I couldn‘t put it down! Read it in a day!

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Clwojick
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Wait, what? How did I not know that True Blood was based off of this series?

Jen_Reads I thought the books were good up until book 10 or 11. 1y
Joy0201 Yes, great series until the very end. Books 1-4 are fantastic. 1y
TheReadingMermaid Hey girly, did you see my post for 1MoreScaryStory? I tagged you 😉 1y
Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid I did! I‘m going to be on the lookout for those books. Never read them, surprisingly! 😅😱 1y
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I‘m hooked! I‘ll take a break, but already have the next book in the series ready. I‘m not a huge fan of vampires and/or romance books, but I really enjoyed this one. I can see why this became a popular tv show. Once I‘m caught up with “Sharp Objects” I‘ll have to check it out on demand. I think Sookie is now one of my favorite characters.

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Catiebugs
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“...I was sitting in the lap of a murderer. Yet I was quite happy to sit there, his arms around me.”
I‘m blaming books like these for giving me unrealistic (and probably unhealthy) relationship goals 🙈

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Catiebugs

Rereading this series currently. I looooove how it‘s written; it‘s small towny and you pretty much have to read it with a southern accent 👌🏻 I tried to watch the tv show but the plot and the tone are entirely different from how Charlaine Harris first created it to be. As usual, the books are so much better!

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Traci1
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I may have teared up a little when I met Charlaine Harris today. Sookie Stackhouse has gotten me through some low times, including the 4 months I spent on bed rest during my last pregnancy. Those books are my go-to reread whenever I'm feeling blue.

#IMetSookiesMamaYall!

Burghbookaddict I would have died 🤯 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!!! Yes, those books are just so much fun!! 1y
Alfrazier21 She‘s such a nice lady!! 1y
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Cortg How fun! 1y
jillannjohn So cool! I loved that series! 1y
Sungirl79 Wow so cool!!!! 1y
Traci1 @JanuarieTimewalker13 they are! They always lift my mood. 1y
Traci1 @Alfrazier21 she was so sweet. And funny. 1y
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I enjoyed my reread of this series starter (I think I bought this at a Borders Express, in a mall. Guess it was a while ago). Pros: good foundation for the series, strong characters. Cons: Bill‘s allure (beyond the initial fascination) is kind of inexplicable, the mystery is resolved abruptly in the last few pages. Overall a 3/5 ⭐️.

ravenlee Now I‘m hoping to get through the whole series, as I lost it somewhere around book 10-11 and never found my way back. I needed to take a break before starting over. 1y
EclecticBookLover I'm doing the same thing but listening to it on audio this time! 1y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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1) In my bedroom, laying on my stomach.
2) About four different books; but currently listening to Dead Until Dark by C. Harris
3) At Random - it‘s whatever book calls to me at the moment. @SilversReviews #tuesdaytidbits

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. I can only read one at a time. 😊 1y
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