This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to the subjects of a sexual nature, drug and alcohol use, language, violence and/or other controversial material. The flames indicate my subjective opinion of the degree of these subjects in the book. They may or may not all be represented and there may be others represented that are not specifically mentioned. Please research the suitability of all books for yourself and your family, especially if you are unfamiliar with the author or publisher. A rating of 0 flames does not necessarily mean the book is suitable for young children. It merely means there is no "mature" content.Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Published by Orion on February 25th 2010
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty, she's a very cute bubbly blonde, or not interested in a social life - she really is ... but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable.
And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day ...Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.
And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim ... Read more... (1216 words, 7 images, estimated 4:52 mins reading time)
About the Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended December 31, 2012.
I didn’t want the hop to come to end, and with Jennifer’s permission, I’ll relaunch the Book Blogger Hop on Friday, February 15th, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt just like before. The hop’s purpose will remain the same as it will give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s question: Why did you start your blog?
I had had blogs before, mostly just rambling, ranting, ranging personal ones. They were never purposeful and never had much focus. But this one. Oh, this one had a purpose and a goal in mind! I started blogging about books for a very simple reason: I loved books. And my friends didn’t.
I know, I know. How could I possibly be friends with people who weren’t as obsessed about books as I was? It just seemed wrong. But alas, everyone around me was completely sick of hearing about what I was reading. So Just Another Rabid Reader was born.
But I had no idea when I dove in head first into this book blogging thing that there were whole communities surrounding it! And that there were all of these people that were just as neurotically obsessed with books as I was, that would obsessively leaf through pages day in and day out with reckless abandon the same way I do. I had finally found my clan, my people.
Is your story similar? Did you feel like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, a traveller without a home, until you found book blogging? Let me know in the comments below!
Quoted from Kissin Blue Karen
Beyond the Books is a weekly meme where I throw out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. Come back here and share the link to your blog post, and we all have fun learning about each other.
This week’s question: Where do you fall in the birth order of your family? First, middle, baby, only? Do you think that affected who you are today? Read more... (292 words, 4 images, estimated 1:10 mins reading time)