Friday, February 19, 2010

Charlaine Harris and Sookie invade Europe


Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Series, takes to Europe. Here is her current schedule by date:


March 2 – 9:30 pm Shan Go, via San Saba 11, Rome, Italy – Interview with Rosaria Renna and signing


March 4 – 5 pm Empik Mega Krakow, Rynek Glowny 5/ Sienna 2, 31-042, Krakow, Poland – signing

March 5 – 6 pm Empik Giga Junior, Ul. Marszalkowska, 116/122 00-017, Warsaw, Poland – talk and signing


March 9 – 6:30 pm The Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Place, London England -Talk and signing – Tickets 8 pounds call 020 7494 3654 or

March 10 – 12:00 pm Waterstones, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, England – signing

March 10 – 7:00 pm Waterstones, 91 Deansgate, Manchester, England – signing


March 12 – 6 pm Maxime, Praca da Alegria Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal – presentation and signing – Tel: 213467051

March 13 – 9 pm FNAC, Columbo center Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal – presentation and signing – Tel: 711 4200

Harris will be back in the states at the end of the months at these events:

March 24: Lecture at Shippensburg University – Shippensburg PA

March 27: Launch Party – Clarksdale, MS – Ground Zero Blues Club

Filming Notice for True Blood shoot - Alcide's apartment ?

For Love Of Do-Good Vampires: A Bloody Book List

We've been inundated with vampires this past decade, and we don't simply mean bloodsuckers like Bernie Madoff.

In the 1980s, it's true, there was a similar surge of interest in vampires, with Whitley Strieber's The Hunger and the wildly popular novels of Anne Rice. But the past few years have seen a new crop of intriguingly different vampires — seemingly conflicted souls, from Bill Compton in HBO's True Blood to Stefan in the CW's television series The Vampire Diaries and, of course, Edward Cullen in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books.

Read on and listen at NPR here

also transcript

The list

Margot Adler's Vampire Book List

1-4. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

The four books — Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn — have sold millions around the world. I confess I enjoyed them all. Not everyone likes these "sparkling vampires," but they definitely fit into my reluctant-vampire thesis. The Cullen family is lovely, including the doctor, his wife, the handsome Edward, two other kids and my personal favorite, Edward's sister Alice Cullen. Then there are the werewolves: In this saga, the werewolves and the vampires are kind of like the Capulets and the Montagues. By the way, the vampire baseball scene in the first film may not rival the Quidditch matches in Harry Potter, but it's still fun.

5-13.The Sookie Stackhouse Novels by Charlaine Harris

There are nine of these so far, starting with Dead Until Dark and ending with Dead and Gone, and more are coming. They take place in northern Louisiana; much of the action plays out in two bars, Merlotte's and Fangtasia. The books are the basis for the HBO series True Blood. In this alternate world of today, the Japanese have developed a synthetic form of blood, and vampires can "come out of the coffin" and live among humans. Sookie Stackhouse is a mind-reading waitress who falls in love with Bill Compton, a vampire who was turned after the Civil War.

14-15. A Touch Of Dead

so 16-18

Full list here

True Blood Season 2 starts airing again Sunday March 21st

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