Ok.....I've succumbed. Many many many of my fellow readers over on LibraryThing are evil evil evil influences on me. They got me into the dratted, much maligned vampires for gosh sakes. I've always said, nope, no, nada, nil, don't do vampires, don't do supernatural, don't do paranormal, etc etc etc. Well last month, I decided that it was time for me to find out what all the hoopla was about with the Sookie Stackhouse series, so I downloaded this first one from our library's e-collection.
Then I kept putting it back in the queue to read other things I thought would be more interesting. I ended up having to read it all in 24 hours because my download was going to expire! While I won't be nominating it for best anything of the year, it was amusing and entertaining, with fun characters, a good enough plot, and ok ok, I'm going to get another one. Even the mystery was fun. I love New Orleans, and I love feisty females, so Sookie is now on the A-list.
So fellow readers, have you ever felt almost forced to read a book you thought you wouldn't like only to find yourself admitting that you really liked it? Are you a Sookie fan? What other books have filled this bill for you?
Title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Penguin Group e-Pub (2001)
Genre: fiction; fantasy; paranormal; mystery
Subject: Life of vampires, solving murders
Setting: Bon Temps Louisiana
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #1
Source: Public library e-book download
Why did I read this book now? I wanted to find out what all the hoopla was about.