Just so you know, A Reader's Respite has been faithfully chipping away at the charming Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris.
Truly we love, love, love these books.
And we don't normally go for that vampire stuff. But it occurred to us that these books make terribly fun Halloween reads and a great gift for yourself or your best friend who reads as much as you do.
Now if you've caught the HBO series that is based on these books, True Blood, don't be fooled into thinking that the television show is anything at all like the books. Where HBO's version can be more than a little gruesome and bloody, the books are anything but.
Witty and smart, the Sookie Stackhouse books are just plain fun.
Even if you don't normally go for the vamps.
We'll even provide you with a shopping list (tip: you can usually find the paperbacks at Target for $5 or so):
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Dead to the World
Dead as a Doornail
From Dead to Worse
Dead and Gone