Monday, August 31, 2009

one more try

alright guys... i love you all to death, well i don't know if that's really true, but i at least am glad you read and sometimes respond... anyway, point is, despite that love or gladness your book suggestions weren't the most helpful. i have been bookless for a little over two weeks and its been hell. i've tried atlas shrugged, i've tried anna karenina, i've tried the secret history, and its all too much.

a few people i know have been reading these 'sookie stackhouse' novels... and at first i thought they just seemed super lame. (i'm not saying i've changed my mind) but.... that's the exact thought i had about twilight and look at me now, still in love after a year,with no one and no book making as big of an impression. so... i'm starting.

i hope theres enough superficial shit, drama and sex to keep me going. because that's what i like in a good read. unless i'm looking for religion or science.

5 comments:

Nena Stopnik said...

I started reading this series because I watch True Blood. Read the first book and had mixed feelings about it. Read the next two and I like them so far. So different from the Twilight series (which I loved as well) but good on another level. I love the show so I guess I'm biased.

jenny moon said...

i have the first one but haven't read it yet myself...at first i thought the show was lame but it grew on me so i thought the books might actually be even better - it usually works that way...let me know what you think of the book so i'll know if i should definitely make time for it...

Steph said...

I read the books first, then tried to watch the show. The books are MUCH better I think. Not that they are amazing, just compared to the show. If you are looking for "superficial shit, drama and sex" you won't be disappointed. I wasn't too convinced with the first book either, but by the time I got to the end, I wanted to read the next and the next. I think I read all 9 in 5 days. They're lame but entertaining.

JessicaToday said...

true blood is the best show ever. its my favorite-and im normally a weeds girl. havent read the books but im sure they will be at least entertaining since the show is so creepy/awesome. if u dont have hbo, try downloading. it will be worth ur while.
p.s. it is nothing like twilight. twilight is a romantic story geared toward the adolescent ideal of love and forbidden temptation. true blood is for adults. period.
p.p.s. i still think u should try sophies world as well.

alvin said...

if you're looking for drama, sex, religion, AND murder you should check out "under the banner of heaven" by jon krakauer.

it's basically a half and half book kind of like "the devil in the white city." half of it goes into depth explaining mormon fundamentalism which is something i thought i knew about but realized i knew nothing about it and was quite frankly shocked at most of it.

the other half talks about a mormon fundamentalist who murders his sister in law and her baby because the lord told him to. it was the first book i've read in a long time where i wanted to read it all in one sitting, but also had to take a lot of breaks at each chapter because it was so intense...

as a blog lurker i feel like i "know" you well enough to say you'd enjoy this read.