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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sookie Stackhouse is my Hero


So as I promised a while ago, I'm going to give you the low down on Dead until Dark, the 1st book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.

Overall I really enjoyed the book, but it is always a little awkward to read a book after you've watched a movie or television show based upon the book. Almost everything in the 1st book is in the television show, True Blood, however some of the things are different in the book than the television show (but I'm not going to tell you what).

First off, this book is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from the Twilight series. That was a teenage love story, this is an adult love story, and by adult I mean, sex, drugs, and vampires and all that entails. But I really liked it and would recommend it.

I started the 2nd book and I find that book even better, probably because that story is completely new to me and hasn't be touched on in the series yet. I highly suggest the series.

And in honor of my 300th Post last week and my love of a new book series, I'm giving away a copy of Dead Until Dark.

Yes, that's right a free copy of the book, and maybe, just maybe, a couple of little extras for all you fine folks.

Do what do you need to do?

Simply leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win. The contest will end next Monday, so please enter....

39 comments:

Sarah said...

YAY!! I love a giveaway and I'm really glad you did this post because I really liked the True Blood show, I watched every episode and can't wait for the new season (I don't think it comes out until next summer though)

I was a little hesistant to read the books since I had already watched the tv series but having read your review I would love to now!!

Mrs. Potts said...

I'm not entering because I just finished the book too! I'm excited to get the second & get started on it. :)

PinkSass said...

The books keep getting better and better!

saratogajean said...

Holy smokes I didn't know TrueBlood was a book! Now I'm psyched.

Super psyched.

I want to go to a bar name Merlotte's.

Kelly said...

I just finished Breaking Dawn in the Twilight series and loved it. Can't wait to start this one.

Miss E said...

I'm so excited to start reading! I love the TV series and didn't know there were books...(even better!)

A.D. said...

I just finished reading this book too (so don't enter me in the contest)! I thought it was really close to the series although I was surprised that some of the main characters in the hbo series weren't in the book. I guess they had to add in a few extra characters to stretch one book into a whole season. I thought the people that were cast were very close to the descriptions in the book, but that's probably just because I watched the series first so that was how I visualized the people when reading. I can't wait to read the second. Hopefully, I'll be starting it next week!!

LC said...

YAY! I loved the Twilight books and I LOVE True Blood! I definitely need to get my hands on Dead Until Dark!
PICK ME :)

zentmrs said...

I've been thinking about starting this series! Good to have a good review.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

" Dallas " said...

I don't want to enter your drawing I'm just glad you are enjoying the Sookie books ...

After you've read a little further into the series you might like my blog but it may hold tooo many spoilers for you right now.

Hey and don't forget the short stories !

Thanks, "Dallas "

http://lovingtruebloodindallas.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I actually just bought the first book. I'm glad you liked it. I haven't started it yet so I wasn't sure how it would be. I am trying to think of something to give away for my 400th!

Ashley said...

Oh, yea! I've heard about the books but haven't read them. I'd love to get started!

Dugout Daisy said...

Great giveaway!!!

;)

Lindsay said...

Ooo I freaking love True Blood! I didn't know it was a book! I feel so deceived!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Great giveaway!! I would love to start reading these books!!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

You know, I saw the first episode of True Blood at my bro's house, but do not have HBO at my abode so never watched again. I would love to read the books - they usually are better than tv/movie versions! Great giveaway!

armywife said...

WOW. what a good idea for a give-a-way. I read all 4 Twilight books in about a week. I have heard a ton about this show and the book. I would love to read it!

AmberP said...

Ohhhhhh so fun!
I am going to post this on my blog so more can join into the giveaway fun!!

Jen said...

I have heard GREAT things about this book!!! What a great giveaway!

Melissa said...

I am currently reading "Twilight" with my daughter...and I would love to read this book.

BTW...I love your blog.

Lisha said...

I came by from Kiss My Cheek's blog. I am so glad she linked me up to you cuz you have a great blog!

This looks like a great read!! 300 blogs! That is awesome!! Keep writing!

*Kimmie* said...

Congrats on 300!

y.bella said...

oh thank goodness. i have been at a reading standstill since finishing TWILIGHT...i just absolutely loved that series and have since just been twiddling my thumbs waiting for another good series to come...i hope this is it. i have never even heard of it or the tv series...i'd better get on it! another AMAZING series is the tatianna and alexander trilogy...check it out, great story. ciao!!

ps: PICK ME!!!!! lol ;)

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

I've been wanting to read these, so yay for your giveaway! I plan on ordering all of them, eventually. I'd like to read them before I watch the show, which is not available on HBO on demand yet...so I have some time. Glad that your enjoying them!

Catherine said...

Ummmm...vampires!??!? I am in!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Miss Lemonade said...

I've heard so much about this! I can't wait to start reading it!

Jennifer said...

What a fun giveaway! And congrats on 300 posts!

Kelli said...

Hey! Congrats on the 300th post!! :) I am a new reader (just started following yesterday [1/28]) and I am really enjoying your blog so far. I heard all of the talk about the Twilight series but I didn't read any of it. However, I have seen an episode of True Blood while at a friends house and my brother & sis-in-law watch it as well. Everyone talks about how good it is, but I don't get HBO so not much watching for me. I'm excited about your giveaway! I think it's a great idea :)

Candice said...

I've never heard of these books until now, but I loved the Twilight series and I'm definitely in the market for a new read!! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Oh my word I am so obsessed with True Blood and have been wanting to start reading these books! I would love to win :)

Sommer Marie said...

I haven't seen the HBO series but would love to read the books! Love your blog, by the way!

h-bomb said...

oooo i hope i win because i want to start this series :)

Kelly said...

Hi! I'm loving following your blog, and have heard this book is just great!! Hope the Mr. does make it home in a couple of weeks - that would be just lovely!

Katie said...

I'm interested to see what the book is all about. There's such a big hype right now with Vampire books! Great idea for a giveaway!

Tania said...

Hi I came over from Sara's blog where she mentioned your giveaway. It sounds like it's right up my alley. If I don't win it (which I totally don't expect) I will definitely go out and buy it!

Mojito Maven said...

eek! i totally thought I already entered this!! please enter me!!!!

Caitlin said...

Hi! I came across your blog through Sara (When in Rome) and would like to enter your giveaway, if that's alright! My name is Caitlin, check out my blog sometime!

Nicole said...

I'm glad you liked my Skittle shot!! i had a blast on that shoot!!! What an adventure! I've been looking for a new series to read..i LOVED twilight...so I'm anxious to turn it up a notch with this series!!!

Carolyn G said...

I love True Blood. It's one of the best shows on TV. Thanks for the giveaway.

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