Sookie Stackhouse and I first became friends back in 2008.
I devoured every book in the Sookie series in the span of a couple of weeks – so charmed was I by her wit, intelligence, and outright spunk. The small town waitress with a special talent and a determination to find her place in the world – no matter what it threw at her – found her way right into my heart. I continue to reread the series, each time finding layers, themes, character nuances and subplots that I didn’t see before. I hope to explore some of these ideas here on this blog – hopefully with others who have found themselves drawn into these books in the same way I have been.
I welcome everyone’s input here and hope you enjoy reading. Spoilers are rampant, you have been warned so don’t abuse me for ruining anything. If you don’t wish to be spoiled, we recommend that you read the full series before reading back through the site. I want to speculate here and to do that, we need to be able to chew over everything we know. Play nice in the comments, and please read our comment policy if you decide to play. I am not at all into heavy handed moderation – in return I expect that everyone will refrain from personal attacks and remember that there is a real person on the receiving end of whatever you say to each other here. And most importantly, remember that the SVM and its characters are works of fiction.
Now for an upfront confession. As well as being completely smitten with the world that Ms. Harris has created, I am very firmly rooting for a tall blond Viking to be the last man standing when all of this is over. I am shameless in my shipping preferences and make no apologies for it.
I will, however, apologise in advance for the colourful language. Sometimes I post drunk.