A veritable orgy of vampires

August 16, 2009 at 11:27 am (Reviews) (, , , , , , , )

I actually bought books from the Sony ebook store before I went away for a few days.  I really wanted to try using the Reader as the source for travel reading and it worked like a hot damn!  I especially liked the light for reading at night-who wants to leave the overhead light on when you’re reading in bed, right?  The biggest risk would be that I’d drop it in the bath while reading, but so far so good.

The books I chose for the trip were the first seven in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris.  These are, in order: Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, and All Together Dead.  These book as kind of like Doritos-once you start them you just have to keep reading them.  They’re funny, quirky, and sexy as hell.  It would seem that most supernatural creatures are very good in the sack.  Vampires have the added advantage of living very long lives so as to develop some skills in that regard as well.  I like the Sookie character.  She’s charming, funny, determined and aside from her fairy blood, telepathy and affinity for the undead as well as werewolves etc, absolutely normal.  She worries about making enough money to pay the tax bill, and if she’s dressed right for the occasion, and the kind of impression that she makes.  In a way, these books are a revamping (ooh, bad pun) of the Southern Gothic genre.  And they are a lot of fun.  They aren’t going to make you a lot smarter, but you sure will enjoy the ride!

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2 Comments

  1. Sharon Woodhouse said,

    Hi Jane,

    Love the name of your blog and your book opinions and obsessions! We have a new book, “What Would Jane [Addams] Say? City-Building Women and a Tale of Two Chicagos.” Would you be interested in a review copy?

    • janesay said,

      I’m always excited to read something new! Thanks for the opportunity…if you could email me at sockchick at gmail dot com I’d be happy to give you a mailing address.

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