Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

"The vampires have always been metaphors for me. They've always been vehicles through which I can express things I have felt very, very deeply." ~Anne Rice

Sigh. Here I am at the last Friday of my summer vacation. Can't believe it's gone so fast! Anyway, 2 quick things to mention today:

1. I'll be doing a book signing at the Waldenbooks in the Oakdale Mall in Binghamton, NY, tomorrow ~ Saturday ~ from 1:00 - 4:00. If you're anywhere in the area, please stop by and say hello!

2. My September e-newsletter will be going out next week, so if you haven't signed up to receive, there's a place right over there on the sidebar where you can do so.

3. Finally, I read Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris over vacation and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I hadn't heard of her until this past spring, but many of you probably read her books or at least know that the hugely successful HBO series "True Blood" is based on them. I'm not really a vampire-genre reader, but I honestly had a hard time putting this book down. I think 2 big reasons were the constant action and conflict (the main character is a waitress who can read minds, and she meets/falls for a vampire who comes to her town just as some pretty brutal killings start occurring), and the voice of the first-person narrator, Sookie Stackhouse. Sookie's really well-written, and I admit I do like first-person because you get such a good sense of the person telling the story. Don't get me wrong, the other characters are well-developed too. It's an all-around good read, and I'll be picking up her next book in the series, definitely!

Have you read any of Charlaine Harris' books? Do you watch True Blood? What do you think?


Liz said...

I watched the first episode and while intrigued...the gratuitous (spelling? urgg - to lazy to go get a dictionary)sex was not my thing

MJFredrick said...

I've seen the first season of True Blood on DVD, then read the first book and listened to the second on CD. I LOVE THEM! Ready to dive into the third, and I'm not a big vampire fan, either.

Marianne Arkins said...

Would probably watch it if we actually carried premium channels on our cable, lol.

Guess I'll grab a copy of the book. Sounds good!

Happy book-signing!