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In the world of books I have just finished the second Sookie Stackhouse book (yes, I read Dead until Dark first) and while there is enough happening to keep me entertained I'm not really a fan of the writing. I get that she is writing from the perspective of an uneducated (but still smart, as we're reminded by the narrator at least five times a book) so it's kept pretty simple and at times just down right stupid, but I do want more from my reads.

This said, I'm still going to finish the series. I'm hooked by the soap opera style melodrama. Oh, and I really want to see Sookie get it on with Eric.

Reading the series helped me appreciate the tv show more, I'll say that. I just finished the last four eps that I hadn't watched the other night after reading book 1 and I found that I got more into the characters. Although I feel like the show hints at more and moves faster than book 1 (since that's where it ended for the most part, and the first chapter of book 2) that I might have been spoiled for book 3 before I even started (which happens today, my last day of really reading for pleasure for a while).

Erik came over and ordered my school books for me since I don't have a credit card. I got three of my books for $120 and that's including my most expensive book which was $132 at the bookstore. I am super stoked about this. I just need to get one more and that one was only $5 cheaper online than in the bookstore so I'm not worried about it.

Last night= FUN! Lost of Mario Party 8 and wine. Or, in my case, wine and whiskey. I really really like milk punches :)

That was the end of my social life.


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Jan. 12th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
My happy thoughts all revolve around David Tennant, of course! Well, my happy place for today was finishing the next chapter of my Peter Carlisle/Campbell Bain fic.
Jan. 13th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Whiskey and Wine is a great 311 song. Really mellow
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
and I have never heard of it...

Enlighten me some time?
Jan. 14th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
T'would be my pleasure. It's a great song to drink coffee to, esp. the kind that comes in the awesome silver tin!
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
I has a silver tin w/ such a coffee!
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