Monday, March 9, 2009

Charlaine leaks Season Two True Blood Premier date , is writing Sookie # 10 and talks Red Beans and Rice, Blogging and more

Charlaine posted on her blog this week and on her chat board some interesting tidbits. She is the first to leak the Season 2 premier date for True Blood drum roll its..June 14th !

Straight from Duckpond herself:

The date for Season Two is definitely June 14th. I have that from Alan's assistant

Charlaine HarrisI don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I also blog for my newsletter group, Femmes Fatales. ( I just posted a blog on that website, and I’m going to refer you to that blog.

Really, I haven’t done anything much this week. I’m working on Sookie 10, which so far remains unnamed. I’m editing stories as they come in for the next anthology Toni and I are putting together. I’m working every Wednesday in Lent at a soup luncheon, and I had to make six gallons of red beans & rice. It took hours. And hours. My sacrifice for Lent is working with other people, since it’s definitely an effort for me, even when I love the people. There’s a reason writers work by themselves.

You can read it all here :

Books by Charlaine Harris - A Great Read Time and Time Again

This is true, but I find it puzzling that the two articles would both appear today

Books by Charlaine Harris - A Great Read Time and Time Again

There are not many books that I would read again (and again) because once you read it once you really are fulfilled by that so its time to move on, don't you agree?

My library is packed full of books that I've purchased over the years, the vast majority of which are read one time and then shelved to collect dust.

However when it comes to books by charlaine harris, well, that's a different story entirely. All of this novelists books on my shelves had not had time to collect dust as I can't help picking them up every few months for another read!

I'm Happy to Read Books by Charlaine Harris Over and Over

Its got to be said, I am not a fan of re-reading an already-read novel! Its a bit like watching a movie, you see it once then that one time is enough, really. Why labour it on for longer when the first view is enough

Well when it comes to books by charlaine harris this is very much the opposite! I'm happy to pick up the same book by this novelist time and time again until the cover and the pages are well and truly thumbed and rough at the edges!

If you have not picked up a book by this novelist then perhaps now is a good time to begin!

The Twitter craze and our exclusive interview with @SookieBonTemps: Tonight Loving True Blood in Dallas Blogtalk Radio

The Twitter craze and our exclusive interview with @SookieBonTemps: Loving True Blood in Dallas Blogtalk Radio show

TONIGHT : March 9, 2009 Monday 9pm central

You won't want to miss this interview with @SookieBonTemps who will be "lettin' down the ponytail" and talking about what it's really like to be a twitter star!

We will be broadcasting live from Sookie Stackhouse's kitchen table in Bon Temps Louisiana. "Dallas" from the blog Loving True Blood in Dallas talks to @SookieBonTemps both in and out of character!

We want your questions! You can call in (646) 929-0825 or you can post you questions here in the comment section. Please leave your wiki or other online name when you post your question because we are going to have a drawing for prizes.

To the grand prize winner, we will be giving away a Scrabble game! You folks that follow the True Blood twitters know all about that..*wink, wink* and a fantastic sheriff''s pin that we brought back from Louisiana!

We will also have some special guest's call- in, Arianwyn and Nocturnalnnc and Object Desire from the HBO True Blood FanWiki. Aria and NC just got back home after spending the weekend in Dallas and Louisiana and we'll talk to them about their impression, of spending Saturday in an around Bon Temps, in the not so fictional area of Northwestern Louisiana.

Chat room will open at 8:45 pm please come, chat and call- in with your questions and comments.

call in (646) 929-0825

In the Blood: Why do vampires still thrill?

Fascinating article on Vampires in literature in the New Yorker by Joan Acocella

“Unclean, unclean!” Mina Harker screams, gathering her bloodied nightgown around her. In Chapter 21 of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” Mina’s friend John Seward, a psychiatrist in Purfleet, near London, tells how he and a colleague, warned that Mina might be in danger, broke into her bedroom one night and found her kneeling on the edge of her bed. Bending over her was a tall figure, dressed in black. “His right hand gripped her by the back of the neck, forcing her face down on his bosom. Her white nightdress was smeared with blood, and a thin stream trickled down the man’s bare breast which was shown by his torn-open dress. The attitude of the two had a terrible resemblance to a child forcing a kitten’s nose into a saucer of milk to compel it to drink.” Mina’s husband, Jonathan, hypnotized by the intruder, lay on the bed, unconscious, a few inches from the scene of his wife’s violation...
In the summer of 1816, Lord Byron, fleeing marital difficulties, was holed up in a villa on Lake Geneva. With him was his personal physician, John Polidori, and nearby, in another house, his friend Percy Bysshe Shelley; Shelley’s mistress, Mary Godwin; and Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairmont, who was angling for Byron’s attention (with reason: she was pregnant by him). The weather that summer was cold and rainy. The friends spent hours in Byron’s drawing room, talking. One night, they read one another ghost stories, which were very popular at the time, and Byron suggested that they all write ghost stories of their own. Shelley and Clairmont produced nothing. Byron began a story and then laid it aside. But the remaining members of the summer party went to their desks and created the two most enduring figures of the modern horror genre. Mary Godwin, eighteen years old, began her novel “Frankenstein” (1818), and John Polidori, apparently following a sketch that Byron had written for his abandoned story, wrote “The Vampyre: A Tale” (1819). In Polidori’s narrative, the undead villain is a proud, handsome aristocrat, fatal to women. (Some say that Polidori based the character on Byron.) He’s interested only in virgins; he sucks their necks; they die; he lives. The modern vampire was born.

Read on here

Maybe we like Chick Lit that ‘Sucks’

This blog really caught my eye because I spent part of the weekend driving around Northeastern Texas and Northwestern Louisiana with a bunch of Sookie fans and this exact comment about escapism, the bad economy, rough electoral season and real life mainstream pressure was sited as a reason to love Sookie books. I sure think Boston Belle is expressing what others think here ...

Chick Lit that ‘Sucks’…in the literal sense (warning: title does not imply what you are thinking, read on…) by Boston Belle

I’m 26 years old. I was once a member of a book club. And though I enjoyed the chit chat and monthly gatherings, I found myself unsatisfied by the selections that were continuously voted in month after month. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate good literature and should state for the record that if you haven’t read the ‘classics’ you should, but (big fat BUT) I successfully survived high school and college English courses, so I feel like I’ve earned the right to unapologetically read my self-proclaimed ‘chick lit’ with no shame or duress. And with that, I introduce you to my latest batch of excitement: Sookie Stackhouse series ‘Dead and Gone.”

I understand and acknowledge that some people find my choice in literature to be a bit weak. There are not heartfelt stories (okay the occasional heartstrings here and there), or life-changing memoirs. You get what you pay for, and I for one find my $7.99 paperback novel to be WELL worth it’s price tag. :) I live in reality. Every single day. I’m dealing with this shitty economy, a stressful job load, and other every day horrors you read in the daily newspaper. So why the hell would I want to curl up with a book that doesn’t in any way displace me from reality? Yes, I find it silly to indulge in a world where vampires and werewolves not only exist, but are battling a never-ending war to save (or in some cases, destroy) the world. But it’s fun! It’s lighthearted and I know that no way in hell will it ever in a million years happen in reality. And I take comfort in that. Because no matter how badly my day sucks, I’d imagine it doesn’t compare to being sucked dry by a hungry vampire. Needless to say, I am beyond excited about the announcement of the release of the 9th Sookie in May 2009. Bring on the steamy love scenes with hot 1,000 year old Viking Eric. :) (and for those of you who are fans of HBO’s Trueblood—I’d like to state for the record that I was on this boat long before it became a Sunday night favorite.

Read more by Belle and the other Southern Fried bloggers here :

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Sex on Fire by King of Leon

Sex on Fire by King of Leon LYRICS
thanks gollonge