CHARLAINE HARRIS TAKES A BOOK QUIZ
True Blood fans, you have Charlaine Harris to thank for the highly addictive series; it’s based on her wildly popular Sookie Stackhouse novels. The latest edition, Dead in the Family, is out May 4. We gave the Southern native a quick quiz on some of her favorite books — including the one she wishes she could read again and again.
What’s a book you’ve faked reading?
Moby Dick. I gave it a tremendous try, but I don’t think I ever finished. Oh, The Magic Mountain, too.
What was your favorite book as a child?
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DEAD IN THE FAMILY: HOW CHARLAINE HARRIS AND TRUE BLOOD VAMPIRES STACK UP
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Move over, Twi-hards. Today, “True Blood” fans get center stage as “Dead in the Family,” the tenth book in author Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Series, hits bookstores.
Fans invested in “True Blood” protagonist Sookie Stackhouse’s love life have been eagerly awaiting the new title since 2009’s “Dead and Gone” ended on a romantic cliffhanger. Niall, Sookie’s fairy great-grandfather, told the telepathic barmaid that “the vampire is not a bad man, and he loves you.” But then gramps left the human world forever, before clarifying if he meant the blonde Eric Northman or the brunette Bill Compton. (One thing we know–Sookie will begin book 10 “officially” involved with hunky Nordic vamp Eric. In fact, the two have exchanged blood so often, they share a powerful “blood bond.” Eric also sneakily arranged for them to be married by vampire law.)
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It is interesting and apropos that Charlaine Harris would like to have met the author Shirley Jackson. She is a prolific writer in the horror genre. I was recently recommended by a friend to read some of her books which I quote “are superb”.
Are you a fan of Shirley Jackson? Which books would you recommend?
I didn’t want to read to much on Dead in the Family. I want no spoilers. I am to receive the book in a day or two and want to devour it blind.
What did you think of the article? Are you going to read Dead in the Family?