Monday, April 20, 2009

Loving True Blood Dallas Blogtalk:: Paleyfest revisited ( Episode 18)

Get first hand impressions and thoughts from the fans that were there ...these are folks that traveled thousands of miles to be there LIVE at the event !

They will regale us with stories, thoughts, memories and impressions !

Should be a great show -I can't wait to talk to everyone again.

Chat room opens 8:45 pm HERE

Show starts 9:00 pm CST

If you were also there I will try to take some calls at the end of the show (646) 929- 0825

Great Paleyfest True Blood interviews from

TV's sexiest, goriest, Cajun-flavored vampire show celebrated its upcoming second season at the annual Paley Festival in Hollywood. Spider went hunting for spoilers from Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and the rest of the True Blood cast.

True Blood Recipes: Sookie's Southern Biscuits

I've had fun looking at Southern biscuits recipes. I poked around and I was fascinated how many recipes there were . This recipe for Southern biscuits or Pinch biscuits was a very common recipe and can also be found in Southern Living cookbook. The video also shows this recipe being prepared.
* don't fret if you'd like to make these for dinner and you don't have buttermilk you can take 1 cup whole milk and add 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice, let stand 5 minutes.

Sookie makes biscuits and brings them to Calvin in Dead as a Doornail.


large mixing bowl
greased baking sheet


6 cups White Lily Self-Rising Flour
3/4 cup shortening
16 ounces buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 500° F.

2. Add flour to mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the buttermilk and shortening.

3. Work the shortening with your fingers, breaking it up into very small pieces.

4. Start working the flour into the liquid, pulling it in a little at a time. Work in just enough flour to make a soft dough, neither sticky or dry. There should still be some flour around the edges of the bowl. You should NOT use all the flour.

5. Dust some flour on your hands. Pinch off pieces of dough about the size of a small orange or tangerine, about 1/3 cup. Work the dough in one hand, using your fingers to move it in a circular motion. Don’t press hard, you just want to shape them.

6. Lay each biscuit on the greased baking sheet right next to each other, with no space in between. Once you have all the biscuits on the sheet, press three knuckles lightly in the top of each.

7. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from pan immediately, place in a basket, and cover with a tea towel.

post your favorite in comments !

Bill Compton's middle name ..

In Dead until Dark Bk 1 Sookie dreams that Bill's full name is :

William Erasmus Compton

"Bill," I muttered. I turned to face a stone I hadn't yet touched. When I lay my fingers on it, they traced the letters "William Erasmus Compton." As if I'd been dashed with cold water, my eyes flew open, I drew in a breath to scream, and my throat gave a great throb of pain

In Living Dead in Dallas Bk2 she finds out that his middle name is actually:

William Thomas Compton

I could barely make out the writing.William Thomas Compton,his mother had written, or perhaps his father.Born April 9, 1840. Another hand had written Died November 25, 1868.
"You have a birthday," I said.

Compton family genealogy HERE
Photos -this is the headstone Sookie finds in Bon Temps Cemetery in True Blood.

Nice gravestone image from Lynn, Thanks !

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Reviews

Wow, the NYT critic wasn't very flattering and Wall Steet Journal raved -you can check out all the various reviews here:

Here is a little from Wall Street Journal Review :

It's a given, this column noted a while back, that in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" productions darkness may threaten, but not for long -- not in those gleaming, handsomely mounted dramas with their inevitable satisfactory resolutions. All the more remarkable, then, that this weekend should bring "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" (Sunday, 9-11 p.m. EDT, on CBS), a new production so terrifying in its power and its refusal of false notes. There is in this story of the Polish social worker who -- with a band of like-minded compatriots -- set about saving as many Jews as she could from annihilation at the hands of the German occupiers no glimmer of happy endings or darkness lifting.

This is a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" film unlike any other -- but more important by far, it's unlike any other ever made on this history of rescuers and the rescued. In writer-director John Kent Harrison's picture, the heroes aren't given to speechmaking about the noble cause, and neither do the Germans make declarations on their ultimate aims for the Jews -- which is, in any event, entirely clear. That scrupulous avoidance of underlining and bombast would by itself be a case for the film's distinction, but it's only one of many.

Read on

From Dead to Worse reviewed at Bloody Bookaholic

I just love the enthusiasm of some Sookie books reviewers. I hope everyone has re-read book 8 From Dead to Worse. ( I would recommend re-reading Bk 6 All Together Dead too ) Taschima from Bloody Bookaholic reviews FDTW.

"When the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered."

After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made explosion at the vampire summit, everyone-human and otherwise-is stressed, including Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gona missing.

Its clear that things are changing-whether the weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie-friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community-is caught up in the changes.

Read on

Michelle Forbes (Maryann )Talk To Me from H

Yep, if you want to read about everything else Michelle Forbe's is doing aside from True Blood this is the article for you ...

Michelle Forbes speaks highly of her recent colleagues for their fascination with the human condition; ultimately for their ability to “get in there and be intimate with people, uncovering their deepest, darkest secrets.” She too has delved into some deep and dark characters over the years in theatre, television, and movies including Swimming with Sharks, Kalifornia,The District, Prison Break, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Homicide: Life On The Street, and Star Trek: The Next Generation and has enjoyed a diverse acting career where she explores the human psyche and spirit through intriguing characters and storylines.

With Forbe’s latest two series (both on HBO), In Treatment and True Blood, she brings us two more compelling characters: She joined True Blood late last season as Maryann, a wealthy “social worker” with an unrevealed secret power adding another layer of mystery to the town of Bon Temps, and Kate Weston from In Treatment. Kate is the repressed wife to psychotherapist Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne); they bring their 25 year marriage under the therapy microscope with Paul’s therapist, Gina, brilliantly portrayed by Dianne Wiest. The series is gripping, and like therapy itself, you have no idea where it’s going to lead you. Gabriel Byrne’s Paul Weston is fascinating as he uncovers his patients’ struggles with piercing intuition and honest compassion as he himself hovers on the brink of an emotional crisis. Michelle Forbes tackles the role of repressed housewife with depth and grace alongside her own emotional cave-in.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Everything by Lighthouse (Sookie / Eric)

Everything by Lighthouse LYRICS
Thanks TruBldFan ( this is beautiful)