For my last and final fangalicious (Day 30) Fangathon 2012 post *sniff, sniff*, we’re going to be focusing on the books once again. I wanted to end this on a positive note, and I haven’t posted about the books for the last week or so.
Before I get into this, I just wanted to let my staff know how much I appreciate the encouragement and support I received from them during this fangathon. They were really sweet…always asking me; if I wanted to use certain ideas or topics in my posts, and letting me use them, when it might’ve been easier for them to do it themselves. They also acted as a sounding board to bounce ideas from. Thank you so much, ladies! I also want to thank you; Eric and Sookie lovers, for participating and (I hope) enjoying the posts!
Are you ready? Let’s get it on! (Those that subscribe to The Gracious Plenty, know what that means! )
This last and final Fang-A-Thon post takes a look at the 11 reasons why you should read the books (if you haven’t read them already). This was NOT written by me, but when I came across it, I thought I would share it with you. I think you’ll enjoy reading what this person has to say about the series.
With season five of “True Blood,” the HBO adaption of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels, premiering this month, we think it’s high time you got into the book series as well. Here are eleven reasons why the Sookie Stackhouse novels are our vampire mystery/romance/action series of choice.
1. Unlike some other vampire novel series intended for a young adult audience, the Sookie Stackhouse novels actually have main characters that are over the age of eighteen — so you don’t have to deal with all that teenage angst! Plus, those character crushes you’ve developed are a little less creepy.
2. It takes place in the South (Bon Temps, Louisiana, to be exact), which really makes you want to go hang out there and do Southern things like cook biscuits, go to Baptist church, fight off gators, and tan with Sookie.
4. ERIC NORTHMAN: Be seduced by the smoldering bad-boy vampire who always has the perfect witty quip. Just see if you aren’t hooked by the end of book one.
5. The writing is actually good! Finally, guilty-pleasure books without the occasional episodes of nausea, induced by overtly saccharine plotlines and adverbs.
6. Speaking of guilty pleasures — we all know a main reason to read these books is for the romance. Harris definitely delivers, with a slew of relationships, love triangles, and steamy plotlines that involve — just to name a few — humans, fairies, vampires, and were-panthers. After reading these books, normal human romance novels seem so … dull.
7. Pam. Eric’s right-hand woman and vampire progeny is the most badass person you will never meet because she’s fictional. She’ll make you want to cast off reality and become her BFF in fiction land. And her interactions with Sookie, a mixture of amusement and condescension, crack us up.
8. Sookie is funny. Name one other female character in a vampire series that has a sense of humor … that’s right, you can’t.
9. Sookie is no damsel in distress. Just after defeating a malevolent batch of memory-stealing witches, she has to take out crazed, jealous, werewolf psychopath, Debbie, with a shotgun. Does Sookie whine and moan? Nope, she just gets it done, and has Eric bury the remains in the woods. Her non-human kill count would impress the toughest Navy SEAL sniper.
11. Oh … did we mention Eric Northman?
Numbers: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 11 are my personal fave reasons for reading the books! There’s nothing we could add to this list, which hasn’t already been stated. The person who wrote this is obviously an Eric and Sookie lover, just like us. I wonder if she knows about our site?
As someone who is sick and tired of hearing about Twilight, Edward and Bella…it warms my heart to read someone saying that Sookie could kick Bella’s butt – because she COULD – in a heartbeat! As for what she said about Eric…well, who am I to argue? We could probably write a novel on how much we love Eric Northman. The man is a Viking God!
What are your favorite numbers, and what do you think of these 11 reasons? Share your thoughts below!