Like what I said in my Facebook shout, “the series got me hooked and now I am reading the books”.
Yup, HBO’s True Blood series really got me hooked. It started in the first season of True Blood. I liked the concept, I loved the story and the opening credits really blew me away. So, I finished Season 1 with a satisfied heart. I let pass Seasons 2 and 3 but I still make myself updated with what is happening. Now that Season 4 has started, I got into to it again. Into to it to the point of reading the original books by Charlaine Harris.
Just now, I finished the 250+ pages book by Charlaine Harris called “Dead Until Dark” A Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery. This book was where the series was based on and I must say the book was great!
It described everything in detail, the parts of the TV series that I cannot understand. Well, I am a book person so I naturally like book versions more. But this was different because I watched the series first before reading the book.
Anyway, I like how Charlaine Harris writes. She made the book like a narration where Sookie Stackhouse was the narrating her experiences with the vampires and other creatures in Bon Temps, Louisiana.
Flashbacks of the TV series where running in my mind while reading the book and it was really helpful. But just any other TV series-book tie in, the story was different.
Not that different, OK. It’s just that the TV series became commercialized with all of those sex scenes. These scenes were part of the book but were not described just like the TV series. Also, Tara Thorton, Sookie’s best friend was not mentioned in the book. I read that she will be appearing in the second book, which I’m starting to read now.
All in all, I rate the book with 4 stars ( * * * * ). I like the story and the the way it was written and I particularly like the characters.
I was really so happy that I was able to download the first part of one of my favorite movie series of all time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
We were so excited to watch it again, even if we watched in the cinema. The movie still never ceases to amaze me. I still shout at certain scenes, I still feel the suspense and thrill of most of the parts and I still laugh at the places that were funny.
I loved the part when Harry, Ron and Hermoine were at Luna’s place. They were talking about the story of the 3 brothers of the Deathly Hallows. Hermoine started reading the story and when she said “twilight”, Ron interrupted and said “Midnight! Mum always says midnight”. The scene was hilarious! I mostly loved Ron’s funny lines and antiques in the entire move. His lines relieved everyone’s anxiety throughout the duration of the movie.
Now I’m so excited about the second and last installment of the movie! I want to watch it already! But it will still open in theaters this July and that seems so far away!
I also have the complete Harry Potter Books in my iPad so I can read the books whenever I want it. I hope July comes fast so we can watch Part 2 already.
Sophie Kinsella has been my favorite author. I love the way she writes her fictional novels and I can relate to some situations that she adds in her witty titles.
I first learned about Sophie when my sister bought the whole line of The Shoppaholic Series. She was into the book so much that I was convinced that the story was nice. So I picked up one book from the series and tried reading it.
I found myself laughing out load in many parts of Confessions of a Shoppaholic. The book was well written and I can fully understand and imagine what the character was going through.
From then on, I always watch out for Sophie Kinsella books. I found her Stand Alone Books to be more interesting.
The first stand alone novel that I read from Sophie was “Can You Keep a Secret”. I loved this book! It talks about Emma, a nervous airplane flyer, who accidentally spills all her secrets to the man she sat beside with in the plane. What she didn’t know was she was going to meet “the man” again that will her lead to be vulnerable and open to everybody.
Next books that I read was Undomestic Goddes and Remember Me. The first one being more romantic and the latter being a little bit of usual story of a girl being hit with amnesia.
But my favorite among her stand alone novels was Twenties Girl. I really, really like the story of this book! This novel is a combination of a thrilling story because Lara, gets visited by the ghost of her Aunt Sadie, and wit, because I never knew that ghosts can act that funny in real life. I liked every bit of the story of this book. I can read it all over again be amazed over and over about the story.
Now, I cannot wait to buy Sophie’s other books. She has other books that she wrote using her pen name Madeleine Wickham and I wanted to read that as well.
* All book cover images were taken from Sophie Kinsella’s site
I saw this picture online and it made me want to have a similar area like this in our future home.
The room looks so inviting! I just want to spend my day (or week) in this room just reading and reading all the books that I want.
I really hope that when we get the chance to have our own home, we can save space for an area like this so I can also put my books and reading materials in the shelves.
Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life’s expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person.
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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