Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Charlaine Harris Book and blog : talks about keeping books and new reads

Charlaine blogs ....

I don’t know know where you stand on keeping books. I find my attitude has changed in the past thirty years. I used to keep every book I bought or was given. For one thing, I very seldom got to buy a brand-new book. My budget didn’t permit such extravagance. I went to the library, mostly. I belonged to book clubs, so I bought smaller and cheaper versions of the books I wanted. I also visited used book stores and went to friend-of-the-library sales. Every now and then I’d get a gift card for a book store for Christmas. This was a fabulous occasion for me, and choosing a book was a momentous decision.

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She reads:

  • The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett
  • Shadowfever, Karen Marie Moning
  • His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik 

    She also mentions this list :
    I found Mystery Writers of America’s list of the Hundred Best Mysteries, and out of curiosity I checked the ones I’d read; turned out I’d read a very creditable 75 or 80 of them. I’m tracking down the ones I haven’t, and one of them was The Thin Man. I’d read Hammett’s other work, and how I skipped this landmark I have no idea.

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    ‘Being’ himself Vampire role on Syfy’s ‘Human’ pumps life into young actor’s career

    He is growing on me 

    Sam Witwer almost made the biggest mistake of his career.
    He first passed on the chance to audition for Syfy’s “Being Human” (tonight at 9). “You talk about the show, and you go, ‘A vampire, a werewolf and a ghost,’ and then you almost reflexively follow it up with, ‘walk into the bar,’ ” Witwer told the Herald in a recent telephone interview.
    A friend convinced him to actually read the script.

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    The Vampire Diaries Episode 2.13: Daddy Issues

    About The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 13: Daddy Issues
    Johnathan Gilbert’s (guest star David Anders) return to Mystic Falls comes as an unhappy surprise to Elena (Nina Dobrev), Jenna (Sara Canning) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Caroline (Candice Accola) lets Stefan (Paul Wesley) know about her conversation with Tyler (Michael Trevino), and Stefan does his best to reach out to a confused and conflicted Tyler. Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) comforts Bonnie (Katerina Graham) after her disturbing conversation with Jonas (guest star Randy Goodwin). When Jules (guest star Michaela McManus) takes a hostage, the situation quickly escalates into a violent confrontation. Zach Roerig and Matt Davis also star.
    Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec.

    Being Human not just another vampire show

    When: Mondays at 10 p.m. Where: Space

    A werewolf and a vampire move into an apartment with a ghost sounds like the setup for a cheesy joke or a wacky sitcom.

    But the new drama Being Human (based on a British series of the same name) takes a different tack, treating its premise seriously and grounding its supernatural characters in as much reality as possible.

    There's Josh (Sam Huntington), bitten by a werewolf a few years back and now cut off from most of his family and old friends; Aidan (Sam Witwer), a 200-year-old vampire struggling with his addiction to human blood; and Sally (Meaghan Rath), who died in her home and can no longer touch anything or leave the apartment. Together, the three reluctant roommates struggle to fit in a world that doesn't want them

    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Being+Human+just+another+vampire+show/4149159/story.html#ixzz1CjjqQrlU

    'The Vampire Diaries': Steven R. McQueen talks Jeremy, Bonnie, and more

    I am just crazy about this new young actor ( and grandson of who you think )

    You'd think the kids on "The Vampire Diaries" have enough to worry about with all the vampires and witches and werewolves running around -- but to top it all off, they're completely drowning in relationship issues. With three separate love triangles happening, Mystic Falls is bound to go Jerry Springer any moment.

    Zap2it caught up with star Steven R. McQueen on set in Atlanta to talk about all the drama brewing between Jeremy, Jeremy's sister's best friend Bonnie, and the new witch (ahem, warlock) in town, Luka.

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    Nelsan Ellis talks about Lafayette Reynolds

    Episode 4.06 will be called "I Wish I Was the Moon".

    From spoiler TV

    from EW

    What can I be looking forward to between Eric & Sookie in season 4 of True Blood? — @Leandi_Cameron
    Whatever is in store for the painfully attractive pair, count on a hunky (probably shirtless) werewolf being in the way. Joe Manganiello told us at the Producers Build Awards: “Wherever Sookie goes, Alcide is not going to be that far behind. He is very protective of her in the way that dogs are protective of their owners. Even tiny dogs will bark and stand up to whoever or whatever is threatening their master despite how tiny they are compared to the tormentor. That’s the same theory at the heart of Alcide. Fortunately he is a bit bigger than a purse dog and his bark and bite are pretty ferocious.

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    Exclusive: Sam Trammell talks new season of True Blood, resolutions, and guilty pleasures

    Great interview with Sam ..

    With the fourth season of True Blood being shot right now, are you guys sitting around wondering what is going to happen next? I know I am guilty of this so I was hoping to dig around a bit and see what I could find out.
    We have a very special shape shifter series this week that although will not reveal any MAJOR plot points, will be enough to whet your appetites a bit. Today we are featuring Sam Trammell who of course plays shape shifter/bar owner Sam Merlotte on the HBO supernatural drama. Tomorrow you will read our interview with Janina Gavankar who will play Bon Temps newest shape shifter/school teacher Luna in season four.

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    Charlaine Harris begins work on 12th Sookie book

    She said on Facebook

    Yes, I’m starting the next Sookie. Yes, I write chapters sequentially. The book doesn’t have a name yet. I should have started it in November but I had to take some time off.

    Sookie book 11 will be out in 3 months!!!

    She was also mentioned as " ..they stood out, other important Arkansans in 2010" in Arkansas Times

    CHARLAINE HARRIS. The Magnolia vampire novelist kept churning out hits and material for a hit TV series.