Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Charlaine Harris Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel Philadelphia Free Library

Charlaine Harris | Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (A)
When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7:30PM
Where: Central Library
Cost: FREE
No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.

Dead in the Family is book 10 of Charlaine Harris’s no. 1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series. The basis for the hit HBO series True Blood, the novels follow telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse as she navigates a southern Louisiana world full of vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and fairies. The books have garnered an Agatha Award nomination and an Anthony Award for best paperback original; the television series has won Golden Globe, People’s Choice, and Emmy awards. Harris is the author of three more mystery series (Aurora Teagarden, Lily Bard, and Harper Connelly), as well as the stand-alone mysteries, Sweet and Deadly and A Secret Rage.

Charlaine Harris and the many lives of Sookie Stackhouse- Portland Oregon

Charlaine Harris, candid and straightforward, didn't need to think twice about how "True Blood," the HBO series based on her Sookie Stackhouse novels, has changed her life.

"I have a lot more money," Harris said. "We haven't really changed our way of life. We're trying hard not to."

Harris and her husband have lived in southwest Arkansas for more than 20 years and have no plans to move. It's been a great place to raise their children, and they enjoy it. Why move if you don't want to?

"I'll tell you what the biggest change has been. There's less time to do anything," Harris said. "I didn't realize the business of being Charlaine Harris would take up so much time."

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Harris reads from "Dead in the Family" at 7 p.m. May 12 at Bagdad Theater, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets are $26 and include a copy of the book. They're available at Bagdad Theater, Crystal Ballroom, and Ticketmaster.

Vampires and werewolves take over pop culture...once again

It’s inescapable. Turn on the TV, go to a website, or even go to your local library, and these days, you’re bound to see some part of a pop culture phenomenon that’s taken hold of the world over the last two years.

The phenomenon, of course, is the resurrection of vampires and werewolves as pop culture forces.

One can’t walk past a magazine stand without 20 magazine covers featuring the stars of Twilight. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner have become overnight sensations thanks to the popularity of the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, particularly among teenage girls. And their mothers.

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True Blood house for sale!

** I've been there 3 times and it's really known as the Ogilvie-Wiener House, I have some great photos of it here

Are you a true blue True Blood fan? Well now you can own a piece of television history!

The beautiful Victorian house featured in the opening credits of the show is currently up for sale. Not only has it been featured on the HBO hit show but it was once known as The Florentine Club where the likes of Ethel Merman, John Wayne, and even Elvis Presley frequented!

It is 7300 square feet historic home that dates back to 1896 and sits on seven lots. The three story structure has a wrap around deck, fifteen foot ceilings and is one of the largest Queen Anne’s available in Northern Louisiana.

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True Blood Season 3 promo poster # 6: Please do not feed the shapeshifters

Please do not feed the shapeshifters
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"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 13

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #13 F#$K a Zombie
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

Dead in the Family NOT in Kindle format ?

Maybe I’ve been under a rock lately, but I was floored to see that the book (that I already pre-ordered for my Kindle) is no longer available! Apparently Penguin and Amazon can’t reach an agreement on eBook pricing leading to no new Penguin books in Kindle format being released as of April 1.

The hardback version of Dead in the Family is only $9.99 if you pre-order is right now… however the eBook version (that is still showing up in my Open Orders…) was $10.80. I gotta say that I will not be pleased if I’m charged more for a digital copy of a book than what the hardback costs. (Which reminds me… have you read Jennifer’s Were We Actually Promised Cheap eBooks? post because you should!).

Alexander Skarsgard talks Metropia

Skarsgard interview from Tribeca Film Festival last weekend
While promoting the film at the Tribeca Film Festival, Lewis and Skarsgard were on hand to unravel the conspiracy of Metropia. Check out what they had to say about working with director Tarik Saleh, the atypical animation process and more.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Satisfaction by Samantha Fox

Satisfaction by Samantha
Thanks, ToddMarty