Monday, December 20, 2010

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris Chapter 1 " Vampires=drama" Pt1

Exciting start to new book – Is it May yet??

This is my notes from the first few pages – what do you guys think ??

Finally we visit the Stackhouse attic ..Charlaine has been tempting us with it for years!

Sookie gets Claude and Dermott to help her clean it out

She makes a burn pile of stuff in driveway and separates out photos and documents into boxes. There are dolls, guns and there is also a desk and some furniture.

Later at work , she mentions this to Sam and they make a plan to see if any of the furniture has value by talking to Brenda Hesterman at Splendide’s Antiques in Shreveport the next day.

Sam was going to buy a gift from them for new girlfriend Tannalynn Hopper.

There is a new bar that is competing for Merlotte’s business called Vick’s Redneck Roadhouse with specials like “ Bring in a Bubba night “

Kennedy Keyes ( she has fascinating past of being a beauty queen turned murderer) and Danny Prideaux come in to bar and shortly thereafter a Molotov cocktail is thrown through the window, burning Sookies hair , hurting Jane Bodehouse and causing fire damage.

Charlaine Harris has posted Sookie bk 11 "Dead Reckoning" chapter 1 - read away!

Read chapter 1 here

Preorder your copy now!

True Blood Christmas 2010 : Vampire Wonderland

Thanks to the geniuses at the once great HBO Forum for these classics!
(sung to the tune of “Winter Wonderland”)

Werewolves howl, are you listening?
In the dark fangs are glistening
A frightening sight, the dead walk tonight
Living in a vampire wonderland.

Over there stands a shifter
And a blood draining drifter
A typical sight in Bon Temps tonight
Walking in a vampire wonderland

Near a tombstone I can see a new grave
Soon a vampire rises from the dirt
He will want to drink blood in the worst way
Gosh I hope this isn’t going to hurt!

Later on we’ll conspire
To have sex by the fire
And face unafraid the marks that he made
Living in a vampire wonderland.

Merry Christmas from Charlaine Harris " I really, really, don’t want anyone else to ask me if I’m ready for Christmas."

What a sweet ( bittersweet) Christmas post from Charlaine.

I really, really, don’t want anyone else to ask me if I’m ready for Christmas.
I’m never ready for Christmas, at least in the practical sense of having all my arrangements made, groceries bought, house clean, decorations up.
I’m always ready for Christmas in the sense that I’m always delighted to have my children home together under one roof, my husband off work, and the sound of my family stirring around the house.
The past few years, Christmases have been a bit unhappy, a bit jumbled. My mother’s failing health meant she couldn’t come to us at Christmas, and I had no siblings any longer to be with her, and we travelled up to her place. We wanted to be with her, and we were; but we also wanted to be at home. Now we will be at our own house, but we will miss her. Not a day goes by without my thinking of her, and that’s as it should be.

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She also has great mini reviews of these books !

Charlaine Harris says " Dead Reckoning " chapter 1 will be up today!

”For everyone waiting for the first chapter of DEAD RECKONING to be posted on my website: it’s being formatted right now and will probably be up some time tomorrow. Merry Christmas!” Charlaine Harris

It will be here some time today !! Just Keep checking

See at top where it says Chapter 1 'Dead in the Family' ? That will probably be the link...

The Inn Keeper w/Sam Trammell The centuries old Biblical tale of the Inn Keeper who turned away Mary and Joseph, forcing baby Jesus to be born in a manger.

Holiday Sweepstakes Enter for a chance to win the Charlaine Harris also video Hoiliday wishes from Charlaine !

Five (5) winners will each receive: an autographed stocking (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") = $24.95 and a signed copy of Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
No purchase necessary.
Open to residents of the fifty United States, and the District of Columbia, ages 21 and older.
Sweepstakes begins December 10, 2010. Entries must be received no later than December 27, 2010 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be selected on or about January 3, 2011.
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Paley TV festival unveils lineup

'True Blood,' 'The Walking Dead' among featured casts

Vampires and zombies are making plans to attend the Paley Festival."True Blood," "The Walking Dead," "American Idol" and a panel that will merge the casts of "Undeclared" and "Freaks and Geeks" have been announced by the Paley Center for Media for its upcoming annual TV fest that will take place March 4-18, 2011.
The event, which began in 1984, will take place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills for the second year in a row after moving over from the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The rest of the lineup will be announced Jan. 19.
Both "True Blood" and "American Idol" have been Paley Fest attractions in the past, but the org often goes back to shows if they've had long or popular runs.
Ticket packages will be available on Jan. 19 and individual tickets will go on sale to Paley Center members Jan. 21 and to the general public Jan. 23. 

Golden Globe Nominations Are Announced, But Where Are The Vampires?

The Hollywood Foreign Press has released its list of nominees for the 2011 Golden Globes, and we're pleased that so many of our favorites got some recognition. So congrats Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway, Matthew Morrison, Emma Stone, and everyone else who got nominated; we've been rooting for you the whole time! But still, we couldn't help feel like there was one supernatural fanged creature that got snubbed this year. Where are all of our favorite vampires?
It's not too much of a stretch to have expected at least "True Blood" to be on the list. Anna Paquin won Best Actress back in 2009 and was nominated in 2010, and the show received Best Drama noms the past two years, as well. But this year it was booted from the list by the likes of "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Walking Dead," and consistent awards show favorites "Dexter," "Mad Men" and "The Good Wife." And none of the "True Blood" actors earned any recognition for their consistently awesome performances throughout the third season.

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