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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris

Visit Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home, with a detailed map created by Charlaine herself, and learn the characteristics of the supernaturals who live there: vampires, two- natured, and fae. Examine all the branches of Sookie's family tree. And eavesdrop on the private conversations between rival vampires Eric and Bill.
Also, enjoy the compelling, never-before-published novella "Small- Town Wedding," in which Sookie accompanies her shape-shifting boss, Sam, to his brother's wedding in Texas, where happily-ever-after seems very far away....
Exclusive interviews with True Blood creator Alan Ball and author Charlaine Harris-complied from fan questions-will satisfy your craving for all things Sookie, as will trivia questions, recipes (including Caroline Bellefluer's famous chocolate cake!), and a concordance to the Sookie Stackhouse novels.(courtesy of amazon.com)

Companion books are coming out more and more, I think that if done right, they give those who love the series some fun that makes the world more ‘real’ to the reader. 

I especially like when the companion book contains a short story to go along with it. You get more out of it.  So although this comes out after Dead Reckoning – I think that this should have come out before, because the short takes place before Dead Reckoning.  The short was fun though, and we know we all have a place in our hearts for Sam. 

I will say those ‘private’ conversations between Bill and Eric are classic – I couldn’t wait to get to each one – I admit, I skipped to do them all in a row and then went back to the in between stuff.  I was on a roll and couldn’t stop.  Interviews with Alan Ball and Charlaine Harris are done well. 

Overall it was cute, goes right along with the amusement we get from the Sookie Series. 
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  1. Yeah, I really liked the short story. I think, if Sookie isn't going to turn into a vampire like Harris says than I think she'll end up with Sam. I also really liked the conversations between Bill and Eric. ;)

  2. sam definitely has the heart for sookie, but i do love her with eric - if he would just be more honest lol