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What better way to celebrate our Sookie Stackhouse book club then bringing you True Blood: Season 1

True Blood: Season 1

Vampires have come “out of the coffin” and are now living amoung us. Surviving on synthetic blood, they no longer need human blood to survive. Or so it seems…

The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Meet Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds; Bill Chomption (Stephen Moyer), a 173-year-old vampire who’s just moved back to town; Sookie’s brother Jason, a ladies’ man who can’t seem to stay out of trouble; tough-as-nails Tara, Sookie’s loyal best friend; Sam, the owner of Merlotte’s who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself; Lafayette, a man about town who’s always cooking up something illicit and “off the menu” and a quirky cast of characters who each hide their dark secrets in the shadows of night in this series that’s like no other.

From Allan Ball, writer of Oscar-winning Best Picture American Beauty and creator of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Six Feet Under, comes the critically acclaimed world of True Blood.

A: Anna Paquin
(Actress who plays Sookie Stackhouse – 25 year-old telepathic waitress and main protagonist of the series)

B: Bon Temps
(The fictional town in Louisiana where Sookie & friends live)

C: Carrie Preston
(Actress who plays Arlene Fowler – Co-worker of Sookie’s and mother of Coby and Lisa, she gets engaged to Rene Lenier during Season 1)

D: Descendants of the Glorious Dead
(The club that idolizes the members of the Civil War, Adele Stackhouse invites Bill Chompton to speak at one of their meetings)

E: Exorcism
(Tara’s mother, Lettie Mae, gets one of these when she thinks a demon is causing her alcohol addiction)

F: Fangtasia
(The vampire bar in Shreveport, owned and run by Eric Northam a vicious businessman and vampire)

G: Great Revelation
(Political term used by the vampires for when they came out in society due to synthetic bloods creation)

H: Hepatitis D
(The blood infection that Jerry had, which only affects vampires. Sookie warns Bill just before he drinks from Jerry and the other vampires are shocked at the information)

J: Jace Everett
(Singer of the title sequence song “Bad Things”, which we hear every week)

K: Kristen Bauer
(Actress who plays Pam – Vampire progeny to Eric and Fangtasia’s bouncer)

L: Lizzy Caplan
(Actress who plays Amy Burley – Jason’s bohemian, V-addicted love interest who is killed by Drew Marshall)

M: Merlotte’s Bar & Grill
(Bar owned by Sam Merlotte and the place where everyone spends their time, spreads rumors and where Sookie works)

N: Nelsan Ellis
(Actor who plays Lafayette Reynolds – Flamboyant cousin of Tara’s and Merlotte’s cook)

O: ‘Out of the Coffin’
(Other term used for the Great Revelation and the fact they now roam amongst human in the open)

P: Priapism
(The condition Jason gets when he downs a bottle of V blood, it couldn’t have felt good)

Q: Quiet
(All vampires are fast and quiet and can easily sneak up on people, this annoys Sookie when Bill startles her multiple times)

R: Ryan Kwanten
(Actor who plays Jason Stackhouse – Sookie’s slow-witted brother and the male harlot of Bon Temps)

S: Stephen Moyer
(Actor who plays Bill Chompton – The 173-year-old vampire that Sookie ends up dating, also a main protagonist of the series)

T: Telepathic
(The ability that Sookie has which enables her to hear others thoughts, but also hinders her from having a normal life)

U: Underground
(Sam and Sookie bury Bill underground after he burns from the sun) and nearly dies)

V: V-juice
(The drug of choice now, made from vampire blood, that is available on the black market and sold by Lafayette)

W: Wake
(When Adele is killed Sookie holds a wake, which is interruped by Jason hitting Sookie, whom accuses her)

X: Xenophobia
(Dislike and/or fear of that which is unknown or different from oneself; a lot of the townsfolk of Bon Temps exhibit this toward vampires)

Y: Y’all
(What southern town doesn’t use this common expression)

Z: Zest
(Liveliness or Energy; Sookie has this everytime she’s around Bill)

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