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11 Reasons To Read The Sookie Stackhouse Books

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!

Now it’s time for the very last one. I just wanted to point out one more thing before I get started…this is harder than it looks! LOL

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.

This was written by from Everyday eBook;

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.

3. Sookie could kick Bella’s butt.

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.

10. With twelve books in the series, and more to come, you won’t run out of your Sookie fix so quickly! No trilogies here — read on!

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!

Now my fangathon has come to an end…hope you enjoyed these 30 days/nights as much as I enjoyed writing them!

What are your favorite numbers, and what do you think of these 11 reasons? Share your thoughts below!

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The owner/administrator of Eric & Sookie Lovers, a writer, blogger and avid reader. Favorite shows and books include; True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Sons of Anarchy, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the Night Huntress series, Once Upon A Time, Vikings and Game of Thrones. Motto is: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)! Most people tell me I have a way with words. My second language is "sarcasm". Hope you enjoy your visit!

11 comments on “11 Reasons To Read The Sookie Stackhouse Books

  1. The books ARE all amazing!!!! Harris definitely leaves you wondering at the end of each one….plus there are, (I am not sure exactly without checking my Kindle) tons of short stories from books straight from Ms. Harris to other forms of reading, so there is never a lack of adventure in “Sookie Land”. Even though the show is amazing and putting an actual face to the characters has been fun, there is also the fact that the book has many more characters for you to imagine, and very vividly I might add. I know this might just be a whole lot of rambling, however, after reading the first 11 books within 7 days after not reading a full book since I was probably 17, that was all it took for me to realize how addicting each character was.

    So, for all of us fans of the SVM and True Blood, as well as people that have only read the books, or only watched the show…it is amazing to see such a cult following to this!!!

    For those who watch the show….SUNDAY IS ALMOST HERE!!!!!!!!!

    For those that read the books, please don’t hold your breath if you have already read “Deadlocked”….the 13th and final book won’t be out until 2013….so unless Ms. Harris delights us with some more witty and adventure filled short stories to tied us over, we have a year to wait!!!

    I love whoever created this site, your hard work and dedication is appreciated. I have really enjoyed reading everything on this site…THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

    MUCH LOVE…MUAHHHH!!!!!!!!
    eapaasch@gmail.com

    • Thank you Ashley! It was me who is behind this site. :)

      As for what you said about the books…WORD. Many of us are fans of the book series and feel the same way as you! :)

  2. I love the books. And they are telling the true story. and at least in them eric and sookie are the main pairing not beehl ivolved.

  3. I love the books as well .Eric & Sookie are written beautifully wish it was more to the show like that . Their characters are great together no queen beehl .Just them two lots of chemistry the show lacks that .

  4. After reading all the above comments, I think everyones’ covered it pretty well, so I will say that I have always been a Bookie since the very first one!!!! Although the show does at least put faces to the names, they are still not the faces I saw in my mind when reading the books. I will say though, Eric is the closest one to my minds’ eye. Although my version does have long hair and is blonder than Alex. But Alexs’ eyes are definately the right ones, etc. (I could go on and on about that alone).

    Alan Ball did in my eyes, destroy the show by going off on his own fantasy with Bill. But we’ve all been over that forever, and its’ like beating a dead horse, so enough of it.

    In closing, I just want to say Thank you to you, Erika for giving us great and insightful articles for the last 30 days and I know that I am not alone is saying that!!!!!!!

  5. My faves are naturally 4 and 11, with a side of #7. Eric Northman is the best character ever. While I adore Sookie, Pam is #1 for me.

  6. I love the books, I read them after Season 1 aired on HBO.
    And I definately LOVE Eric Northman.
    Whoever cast Alexander Skarsgard was a genius. He is Eric Northman come to life.
    To bad Charlanine chose to kill off LaFayette but thank god Alan Ball kept him in
    when he adaptated the books for the screen.

  7. The one good thing Alan Ball did was not kill off Lafayette. I am someone who started the show before I even knew about the books, but I wish he wouldn’t have strayed so far away from them. You have to see them as two completely different things now.

  8. Thank you Erika for this awesome site where we can come to express our love for the books and our frustration of the show. It’s great to know that we are not alone and there is alot of us that feel the same. I started reading the books after seeing the first episode of the first season and couldn’t stop reading, and I can’t wait til the last book comes out. I’m sure there will be a lot of ups and downs with it and the new season of TB, but it’s great to know that we have somewhere to go to talk about it. I have a feeling it’s going to be a long season for all us Eric and Sookie Lovers. I’m looking forward to all the opinions that will be posted here.
    Sorry it took so long to respond to this, somehow I missed it.

    • Thank you luvvamps! I’m glad you enjoy visiting here! :) Yes, we need a place where people can feel free to release their frustrations with the show (and the books). I’ve told my staff to “not be afraid of expressing their opinions” when it comes to reviews. ;)

      As for this season going to be a long one…yes, but at least we can come here to vent! :)

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