SparkPeople True Blood and Charlaine Harris Lovers Team Messageboard This team is not only for lovers of HBO's True Blood and Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books. Its also for thos who have a love for Paranormal Romance books! SparkPeople True Blood and Charlaine Harris Lovers Team Messageboard Graduation = More Fun Reading Hello! My name is Aubrey, and as of today, I am exactly two weeks from graduating nursing school! After years of bucketloads of mandatory nonfiction reading, I am ready to move back to lighter and more enjoyable fiction! <BR> <BR> I have been dying to reread the Sookie books and still have yet to read the last two in the series. <BR> <BR> So many books to read and so little time! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 23:42:17 EST october 2013 3-5lb challenge Same challenge as last month. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Starting weight Oct. 1st: <BR> First week weigh-in Oct. 6th: <BR> Second week weigh-in Oct. 13th: <BR> Third week weigh-in Oct. 22nd: <BR> Fourth week weigh-in Oct. 27th: <BR> Last weigh-in Oct. 31st: <BR> Goal weight: <BR> Total lbs lost in Oct: <BR> <em>431</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 14:42:02 EST July Challenge Something simple but keeps us moving. <BR> Take a 20 minute walk each day. <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 14:10:04 EST Episode 1 - What did you think? If you watched last night's episode what are your thoughts? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:46:33 EST June 2013 3-5lbs challenge! I need a challenge to get myself back on track.. will you join me? <BR> <BR> Lets aim to lose between 3-5lbs by June 30th. <em>381</em> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:52:52 EST SPOILER***** Discuss the final book So I just finished the final book in the series. It showed up on my kindle just before midnight and I had the time tonight to sit down and read through it. I'm not even sure what exactly I think about the book yet. i wanted to get a few more people's thoughts at well. It seemed almost thrown together as a bad attempt to try to close up the book. I think the series could have ended differently. I know I read somewhere that Charlaine Harris had planned Sookie's HEA (Happily Ever AFter) sin... Tue, 7 May 2013 07:38:48 EST Mini Challenges in May Hi team, <BR> <BR> I have been busy for a long time and now I am back. Would like to start some mini challenges for the month of May. I know it is in 2 days, but no time like the present to start. Please let me know if anyone has some ideas, things that work, things that didn't work, or just something to have some fun, while taking care of our bodies. All feedback is accepted. I look forward to hearing from you soon. <BR> <BR> Let's go team!!!! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:38:07 EST Spring into April Challenge Lets “Spring into April”!!!! This is a two part challenge. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> First, pick out a peice of tight clothing that you have been saving, in hopes to wear again someday. Doesn’t matter what it is.. shirt, blouse, shorts, pants, dress, skirt, swim suit.. anything goes! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Second, strength train your arms 3x a week doing at least 3 sets and 20 reps of each exercise. <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Our goal is to be able to wear our selected peice of clothi... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:08:07 EST Hello Team Hope everyone is doing well. I have been away from spark for a while, but missed you ladies and gents so much that I needed to come back and say hello. And to check out how great everyone is doing. I am still focused and doing well. I have a senior in high school this year and it is so much fun, but extra busy. Trying to get back on track then I will be back on Spark full time! Have a great night time. talk to you all soon! Tue, 5 Mar 2013 20:55:24 EST March 2013 5lbs Challenge!!! (inc. mini challenge) Hello March.. Lets get a new challenge going. Lets continue what we are working on from February and aim to lose 5lbs by March 31st! <BR> <BR> My mini challenge is to go back to my New Years Resolution to wear make up and do my hair daily.. I slacked off in February. <BR> <BR> Good luck! <em>381</em> <em>362</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:36:49 EST February Challenge (includes mini challenge) Happy February! Lets make our own challenges and try to accomplish them by Feb. 28th. <BR> <BR> Also, make one mini challenge for yourself to accomplish by Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> My challenges: 1. Exercise 3 days each week in the month of February. 2. Weigh 170lbs by Feb 28th. <BR> <BR> Mini challenge- Collect more clothing for the homeless and deliver to them to the OC Rescue Mission by Feb. 14th. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! Fri, 1 Feb 2013 14:14:37 EST Hello team Sorry I have been away for so long, but life took over. Rest assured I have been working out, just no time to log it. Busy with daughter getting some college things together, she was accepted to 2 so far and waiting to hear from 2 more. Such an exciting time for our family. She is also playing basketball again this season and with me being on the coaching staff that takes up a lot of time also. I love what I do for them so it is well worth it. Right now I am suffering a case of the flu. Just ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:06:06 EST Newbie on board!!! Hi all, my name is Lorie, and I am a 3peat with Spark. Looking to make this the last peat and finally drop the weight. <BR> <BR> I just love true blood but wait for it on netflix because it always seems to be on tv while i am at work. Boo for me. <BR> <BR> So, just wanting to say hi. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:41:13 EST The Celebrity Name Game The Celebrity Name Game <BR> The rules are simple. <BR> <BR> I will post a celebrity's name. The next post has to include a celebrity whose first letter of his/her's first name is the same as the first letter of the last name of the celebrity of the previous post. <BR> <BR> Example: Johnny Depp <BR> Denzel Washington <BR> <BR> Of course, the celebrity has to have a first name and a last name. =) <BR> <BR> I'll go first... Jennifer Aniston <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:41:55 EST New to the Team :) Hey y'all! My name is Taylor and I am new to this team! I love TrueBlood and the Sookie Stackhouse series. I don't have a subscription to HBO to watch the series live but I have found a website on which I can watch them the day after they show. I also buy the seasons as soon as they come out! The books are equally awesome and I can't wait for the next book to come out in May! Just wanted to say hey and hopefully get to know some of y'all really well! Have a good one! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:58:34 EST I promise not to sparkle *raises hand in the air* I Robward promise not to sparkle, twinkle, shine, glitter, or otherwise emote any form of bioluminescence. <BR> <BR> I am here for fun, to motivate, comment and send goodies to vampire fans. <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:02:46 EST Are the books worth it? Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP and this team. I am a big fan of the show. I was wondering if the books are worth it? I have been considering buying them for a while now, but I would like some more feedback if anyone has any info for me! Thanks!!! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 23:13:42 EST New girl Hi All, <BR> <BR> I just joined the team and wanted to introduce myself. I am Team Eric. I love other paranormal authors like Laurell K. Hamilton and MaryJanice Davidson. I have a lot of work to do. I want to make this a great year. I hope everyone here had a wonderful and healthy New Year. <BR> Peace Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:46:34 EST January (make your own) 2013 Challenge Lets make our own challenges and try to accomplish them by Jan. 31st. <BR> <BR> My challenges: 1. Fit in a pair of size 14 Dickie pants I would love to wear again. 2. Weigh 170lbs by Jan 31st. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:35:47 EST December 2012 Challenge Start date: Dec. 1st. pick one pair of pants and try to fit into them by Dec. 31st. Who's in? <BR> <em>9</em> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:31:54 EST Thanksgiving 5lb loss/ Fit into your jeans. Lets pick one pair of pants and try to fit into them by Thanksgiving morning. Then the rest of the day we will enjoy our Thanksgiving meal! Who's in? I know I will need just a few lbs to get comfortable into my October challenge and way more than 5lbs to get into my size 14 for November. But I figured 5lbs is a good challenge for our team. <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:05:12 EST Chat Room Hi team!!! <em>213</em> Happy Monday!!! I was pretty proud of myself yesterday.. I made low carb chicken enchiladas for dinner and only ate one. That is a huge success for me to only eat one lol. I topped it with a very and I mean "very" small dab of sour cream, slice of tomato and shredded cabbage. This morning I weighed in and lost .7 for a total of 13.1 lbs. Today I packed my gym bag before work and have it in my car ready to go. <em>362</em> This is to keep me from going home and... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:19:11 EST October fit into your jeans challenge I am sure all of us have a pair of pants that are too tight. I know I do!!!! Lets pick one pair of pants and try to fit into them by Oct. 31st. I have chosen a pair of Levis that are too tight around the waist.. they button but not comfortably enough to wear. Who's in? <em>9</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:53:00 EST What are you watching? With true Blood being off, what are you watching now? Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:25:21 EST Fangtastic I love to read all things supernatural, and have loved the Sookie Stackhouse novels from the start (although it's getting confusing to keep the book and TV story lines straight!). Also love love love the new season and all the old and new cast. <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:47:53 EST Last Night's Episode If you did not see last night's episode. OMG it was good, don't want to spoil it for anyone, but you need to watch it! Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:05:05 EST Hi everyone! I love to read all things supernatural, and have loved the Sookie Stackhouse novels from the start (although it's getting confusing to keep the book and TV story lines straight!). I can't wait for the new season of True Blood to start. <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> (I wish I could add some fangs to that emoticon!) Thu, 7 Jun 2012 15:44:42 EST Season 5 Starts Sunday June 10 I am so excited that Season 5 will be starting this weekend! I purchased Season 4 on DVD last week, I have the others also, I am catching up on the end of Season 4 so I can be ready for this Sunday! I can't wait for it to come on! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:56:53 EST Season 5 It has been reported, that Season 5 will be out June 2012. Oh boy, can't wait, I will need to catch up again, watch a few of the episodes from Season 4 and I will be ready for Season 5. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:39:57 EST Hello :) Hello, I'm Chelsea. <BR> Last May someone in my writing 121 class suggested I read the Sookie Stackhouse series and once I read the first one, I was addicted to Charlaine Harris. Currently, I'm in progress of reading Grave Sight and I can't wait until Deadlocked and season five of True Blood is released :) Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:20:29 EST Good News/ Bad News From her facebook post.. <BR> <BR> Charlaine Harris <BR> I reviewed DEADLOCKED for the final time this week. It's ready! This week I'll start the final Sookie. I've lived with her for a long time now. It'll be strange when she leaves the building. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 10:28:20 EST January 2012 challenge-let's try for 10 and 10!! Hi Team!! How about a small challenge to keep us all in touch! <BR> <BR> Ten minutes of cardio and ten pushups/or situps per day!! <BR> <BR> Think we can do it? I do!! <BR> <BR> Cut and paste <BR> <BR> Monday Jan 9-10 & 10 situps(Terri) Mon, 9 Jan 2012 20:47:46 EST What are you reading? Anyone reading any of the True Blood books right now? If so which one? If not True Blood what are you reading? Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:12:35 EST Left for a while but Im back! Im Mallory I was here a while back not sure how long exactly, but now Im back And well I guess thats about all. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 09:22:17 EST Let's welcome LARIESHA as your new Co-Leader!! HI Team!!! <BR> <BR> So ready for the new year!!! LARIESHA has been gracious enough to join me as a coleader of this team. We hope to get more active and get to know each other better!! if you have any ideas or challenges, please let us know!!! <BR> <BR> Hope your first day of this New Year was a good one!!! <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>409</em> <em>67</em> <em>30</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:25:07 EST True Blood Comic Books There is a comic book out now for True Blood! Check it out! <BR> <BR><BR>e-blood-comic-book-preview-10-pages-fr<BR>om-the-first-issue/. <BR> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:35:54 EST Team leader in High Spark Points & Fitness Points! SparkPoints <BR> 1.LARIESHA <BR> 2.RAINA413 <BR> 3.TERRI289 <BR> 4.TATTED4X4 <BR> 5.CRYSTALDWM <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> 1.TERRI289 <BR> 2.PANDASUE2 <BR> 3.JAMIE410 <BR> 4.LARIESHA <BR> 5.NAPPILICIOUS <BR> <BR> Congratulations!!! <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>250</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:28:07 EST Book Swapping Sites Help!! Goodreads, a site I absolutely love is ending their book swapping on October 31st. I cannot begin to express how upset I am over this loss. They made it SO easy! You didn't have to have something the other person wanted, you didn't need to accumulate points or anything like was just plain old swapping. <BR> <BR> I have also used and I liked it at first but in the past few months I haven't gotten any emails from them about potential swaps. It's like they got so big... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:28:24 EST Hi everyone! Just joined the team. I am a big fan of the books and like True Blood as well. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:25:18 EST Season 5 Got this off of my facebook page from True Blood. <BR> <BR> SEASON 5 HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ANNOUNCED! 12 all-new episodes will arrive summer 2012, only on HBO. A big thanks goes to YOU, Truebies. Excited? Let's hear it! <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:36:10 EST TV Guide Be sure to look for the new TV Guide this week as it has our 3 favorite men on the front - Alcide, Bill and Eric. The cover is terrific. The article on the 3 men is very good, too. I am so glad I subscribe to TV Guide as I got my issue last night. I didn't melt from the heat of our current weather but that cover was definitely HOT! <em>334</em> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:42:30 EST Season 4-episode 1-let's discuss( spoilers) I am living vicariously-tell me about the episode and your reactions!! <BR> <BR> (I really can spell!!!) Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:39:15 EST All the reruns are on For those of you that have missed a few episodes of past seasons they are running now. I think it was season 2 on last night. Can't wait until next Sunday when Season 4 starts. <BR> <BR> If you have an Ipod subscribe to the Podcasts on Itunes, they are great. I watch them to see what is coming up in the new season. I won't tell what is going on because I don't want to spoil it for those that want to find out for themselves. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:48:28 EST Hi, I'm new to the team Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team. I hope that it's an active one. I just looked around and saw alot of old posts but I am a True Blood lover and would love to participate in this team. One more month to go and counting. Thanks!! Fri, 27 May 2011 12:28:10 EST Dead Reconing - Chapter 3 posted! I shared this on the True Blood team, but thought I'd post here as well... only a few more weeks until the book is released! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tures/charlaineharris/index.html </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:43:24 EST save the date: june 26 HBO announced the season premiere date, and it's June 26! get those DVRs ready, kiddies! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:09:45 EST Book 11!! I have pre-ordered book 11!! I can't wait to read it! Also since I missed all of season 3 of TrueBlood I'm keeping my Netflix account long enough to get to watch it and then I'm cancelling and getting HBO for season 4! Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:32:32 EST Favorite Sookie novel? If you read the books, do you have a clear favorite?I have been thinking about this for awhile.... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:54:11 EST SOKEH! my name is laura ive been a TRUEBLOOD fan since day1! cant wait for the 4th season that starts in june2011 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> TEAM ERIC!! Tue, 30 Nov 2010 01:03:29 EST SOKEH! my name is laura ive been a TRUEBLOOD fan since day1! cant wait for the 4th season that starts in june2011 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> TEAM ERIC!! Tue, 30 Nov 2010 01:02:57 EST Yippee, Yahoo, Yikes & Howdee Doo!! I'm heavensfae aka Phyllis from Sarasota, FL. I joined Spark people on Halloween. I have two goals: one is to lose 45 lbs. by summer and the other is train for my 1st 1/2 marathon which is taking place at the end of February. <BR> <BR> By day, I'm a special education teacher, by night I'm a rabid, obsessed SookieVerse & True Blood fan! I have read the series over many times and have done the same with the DVD's. Now, I patiently wait, like you, for the Companion Book in February and the ne... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 09:16:51 EST Hello! Hello! I just saw this team on someone else's page and had to join! I LOVE TRUE BLOOD (books and t.v. show). I joined sparkpeople about 1 1/2 weeks ago and am loving it! Well good luck to everyone on their journey! Fri, 29 Oct 2010 17:09:52 EST Hello Everyone! I'm La Riesha, I am such a Charlaine Harris/True blood Fan! I love the series and the books also. Although they are the same they are quite different. I have put all the books on my Ipod and I listen as I workout or take my walks. I have even found myself talking out loud when it goods to a good part. I can't wait for Season 4 and also for Season 3 on DVD. I recently got a Blue-Ray player and I can't wait to see it in Blue-Ray. Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:48:39 EST hi everyone! Hey everyone! I've been on Spark for about 2 years. I have read all of the Sookie Stackhouse series and am SO ready for book 11 to hurry up and come out. I've watched all of season 1 True Blood and need to finish up season 2 (i'm so behind on the show). Does anyone have any suggestions for books? Here is what I've read so far: <BR> <BR> The Twilight series <BR> The City of - Bones, Ashes, Glass <BR> Fallen (the 2nd book to this is coming out sometime soon) <BR> Marked <BR> Beautiful Creatur... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 15:29:16 EST Season 2 anyone? Is anyone else out there trying to catch up and currently watching season 2? It is so off the book it is crazy but Eric is HOT!! Sun, 12 Sep 2010 10:23:58 EST New Member! Hi guys, I'm new to Spark and this Team. I've seen and loved the first two series on TV, no idea when 3 comes to the UK, and have read up to Dead and Gone. I adore these books and can't make one last more than a week! Glad to be with other fans :) Sun, 5 Sep 2010 11:17:11 EST Hello Hello my name is Jen and I am 32 yrs old. I am married and I have two boys ages 6 and 4. I am a full time college student studying to be a Respiratory Therapist. I was just recently introduced to the Sookie books and am obsessed!! I am getting ready to start reading Dead in the Family. I do not get HBO so have not seen the series but have it on hold at the library. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:47:20 EST Just Joining in! Hi all! Just joined the team since I'm a huge fan of lots of paranormal stuff, and True Blood, the books, etc. Sadly, I have to watch it either on demand (if there is even somewhere to do that) or on DVD. Hubby and I are currently watching 2nd season now and then, since it'll be ages before we can watch 3rd season on DVD. *pout* Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:50:14 EST season 3 Hello Fellow Sookie lovers! I have read all the books and watch the series on anyone else finding this season a little gory and disturbing? I know the show can be a little over the top but I am finding this season a bit cringe-worthy at times... anyone else? <em>40</em> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:35:07 EST Season 3 Episode 4 Rant (spoiler alert!) What is WITH that stupid zappy thing that Sookie keeps doing? Ugh! It is sooooo getting under my skin. Seriously, I don't think she should do her little magical power hand blast thing anymore. Maybe it's supposed to be some recessed faerie power? I dunno, its ridiculous. This season is kinda buggy in general. At least Alcide is in it. He is my favorite! XD Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:47:12 EST Season 3 Episode 2 Um, Eric? Yes please. Also, how gross was that multiple course dinner? I wanted to ralph. Also, seems like it's getting more into book territory. Yay! Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:17:36 EST FYI- Season 4 Confirmed! Thought I'd share this find from today... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>7feb88feea83dc2616d2d59977&#!/HBO?v=wa<BR>ll&story_fbid=117757001602566 </link> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:57:12 EST Awesome Video One of my e-mail groups shared this - it's terrific! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/sookie-stackhouse/video/snoop-dogg-oh<BR>-sookie.html?autoplay=true </link> Sun, 20 Jun 2010 22:29:01 EST Did anyone see the first episode of season 3? I saw it this evening and I really liked it. It seems to be following the books. I cant wait to see it next sunday. <em>41</em> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 01:29:53 EST HAS ANYONE BEEN WATCHING THE WEBISODES? They've been airing them right after Sunday night's repeat episode. Some are cuter than others. I think I missed the one with Sam, but so far, the one with Pam and Eric is my favorite. Sun, 30 May 2010 23:54:33 EST Is anyone reading the new book? I have it here in my hot little hands. In fact, excuse me... Wed, 5 May 2010 13:15:07 EST Has Anyone Read Any Other CH books? I really love her "Shakespeare" series - there's nothing supernatural about it, but the main character is AWESOME! In fact (and I can't believe I'm writing this down), I think I like this series better than the Sookie series. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 04:24:27 EST New to the team, but old to the fandom. ;) Yeah, that subject doesn't make any sense - but I just wanted to say hi to everyone! I'm a huge True Blood/Southern Vampire Mysteries fan, and so I was really excited to find this group. (: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 21:55:00 EST New Fan In the middle of the month I decided out of the blue, I would watch the HBO series True Blood. I really admire the quality of the television shows that HBO puts out, and I thought I'd give it a try. Well I was hooked. I watched the entire two seasons in a week, and was in love with the characters, the storylines, and the agonizing cliff hangers. I was then surprised to learn the series was based on the books by Charlaine Harris, and I rushed out to pick up the first eight. Nine is sold o... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:17:00 EST Which Tru Blood character do you identify with? I was thinking maybe I should reread the books and decide. I love Sookie to pieces but I am not that brave. Wish I was.... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:13:07 EST Alex's Dad Will Be On Season 3! From the link below: <BR> <BR><BR>-casts-erics-dad <BR> <BR> It says: <BR> <BR> Eric Northman’s father, Ulfrick, has been cast and it’s not Alexander Skarsgard’s dad. It’s gonna be………..Hans Tester. He’ll make his debut in episode 5 “Trouble”. <BR> <BR> Below is the casting call description: <BR> [ULFRICK]In his 40s to 50s.. warm, a battle-scarred Swedish Viking king, he is Eric’s (Alex Skarsgård) father, seen in a flashback to 900 A.D. Though they... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 21:18:22 EST "Dead In The Family" Countdown to release date! Release date May 4, 2010! <BR> <BR> Patiently waiting for the next 61 days. <BR> <BR> Think I will hop over to Amazon and pre-order.... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 15:03:18 EST Where is Everybody? Hey..are we all in hibernation until the May 4th when the new book drops? This is great group of people and we don't talk here....what's up? <BR> <BR> I am down 5 lbs this month. Not setting the world on fire with this lose, but I am moving in the right direction! Been reading The Spark and getting a lot out of it. Oh the plot is thin and it's a bit predictable, but it's still a good read! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So what's everyone doing while we wait for Dead in the Family? <BR> ... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:51:40 EST Hi, I am new... Hi there everyone. I have read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books. 1 thru 9 and the complete stories. Just recently I have just finshed off reading all 8 book series of the Riley Jensen guardian novels by Keri Arthur. I also read all of Stephanie Meyers books. The Twilight Sagas. I like the last book, Breaking Dawn the best. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 21:57:52 EST Love the books, but afraid to watch the show! As in... afraid AB has ruined the books! <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> The only show/movie I have ever liked better then the book(s) is Dexter, and I haven't read very many good True Blood reviews from readers who love CHs novels. I think I might wait until she is finished writing the SVM novels and only then watch True Blood... <BR> <BR> I've been trying to get into the Black Dagger Brotherhood series while waiting for DITF to come out in May, but I'm not feeling it, so far. Any ot... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:38:32 EST New to it all! I logged on to SP this past Monday. Found the Sookie Books this past summer and read them all! (they really sucked me in!) Then of course I had to rent Season 1 on DVD...just missed it ON DEMAND. Tonight I watch the Season 2 Finale! And I have started reading Dead Until Dark again. I will probably run throught the series again before May. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:58:49 EST Sketchers Shape ups Has anyone else bought the new shape up shoes? Sketchers has some and so does Reebok. I think there are a lot of different brands available. I read a few posts on here about them and thought and thought about them for a while before I bought them. I love them. They are so comfortable. My husband and I own a restaurant and I stand a lot while cooking. They are make my feet feels so much better. The first few days I wore them, I could really feel it in the back of my legs. The faster y... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 22:54:49 EST Book #10 - Dead in the Family - Chapter 1 is up!! Charlaine has posted Chapter #1 of the 10th Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead in the Family, due out in 2010. Check it out here: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Or a direct link to the PDF file: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> What do you all make of it? Page six is especially interesting to me, but I know it might not mean much later on. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 17:31:55 EST A Touch of Dead Wondered if anyone has read or is going to read the new Sookie Stackhouse short story book that has come out? <BR> <BR> I just finished reading books 1-9 and can't wait for 10...NEXT YEAR! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 13:19:03 EST MaryAnn is gone! Hey everyone! Love the Sookie novels but have only read the first two. Subscribed to HBO in time to watch the first season. So glad that Sam killed MaryAnn.. finally! Such a cliffhanger with Bill gone, but now I have time to catch up on the books before the next season starts :) Tue, 15 Sep 2009 23:15:40 EST Hello Hi, I joined this team a couple weeks ago or so but have not gotten around to introducing myself yet. I'm Heather, & I've been on Spark for awhile and I'm happy with my progress. I love sunshine and I hate being told what to do. I like vanilla, Splenda, and milk in my coffee or tea and I'd rather read than chat on the phone. I work at a great little business in a "rustic" small town. I've read the Sookie books over & over and I'm pretty much addicted to Harris' 'Sookieverse." I've only see... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:54:37 EST Book #10 is Completed! (09/09) So I read today that the 10th Sookie book, "Dead in the Family" was completed by Charlaine, huzzah! Summary goes: <BR> <BR> "Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be h... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 19:49:32 EST Hello all I have been a huge fan of Harris for about 4 years now. I've read all the books but have not watched the show. Is it as good as the books? <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:59:08 EST Season 2! Im sorry I have been gone for a while everyone, medical conditions have keep me away. <BR> <BR> I wanted to find out from everyone how they feel about the new season so far? Also i am curious to know how everyone feels about the show vs. the books. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to reading all of your posts! Sat, 8 Aug 2009 20:33:40 EST Hello from another Newbie Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Sable and new to the team. I'm a huge fan of the books. I just purchased season 1 of the show and haven't watched it yet. I look forward to discussing things with you all. Sat, 1 Aug 2009 13:50:45 EST Charlaine Harris at Comic-Con over the weekend.... So, Charlaine Harris was at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (along with all of the TB cast), and she said that she has 3 more Sookie books, taking us through to 2014. <BR> <BR> She also said the show doesn't influence her at all since it covers past events, but I'm not so sure about that. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> On one hand, I'm glad to have more of this series. On another, it just makes it THAT MUCH LONGER that we're going to have to wait for things that should've been decided by now,... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:24:24 EST Tru Blood? Did you guys hear that they are making a tru blood drink? It won't be actual blood or anything just made to mimic the appearance of tru blood from the series. Isn't that crazy? Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:30:31 EST new to the books, should I wait to watch the show hi yall, I am almost done with book 1 and was wondering if the tv series follows the books or are they new stories? Should I wait until i am done reading them all before I watch any? Wed, 8 Jul 2009 14:43:09 EST Episode #3 - Season 2 - Anybody else not amused? I don't want to spend this whole entry complaining, but this episode *really* honked me off. I'm curious if anyone else felt the same way about it and why before I explain further. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Maybe I should go ahead and list the things I *did* like first: <BR> <BR> 1. Eric, even though he came off rather jerky. <BR> 2. Hoyt (best smile ever) & Jessica <BR> 3. Dr. Ludwig <BR> 4. Sookie's reference to her driveway. <BR> 5. Lafayette NOT being a vamp, or at least not yet. <BR> 6. ... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:06:56 EST What are your personal goals??? Tell us more about yourself? How much are you trying to lose and what approach to weight loss are you taking? Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:16:23 EST New episode tonight! Who else is excited to watch true blood tonight! Sun, 21 Jun 2009 16:30:24 EST Season 2! So what did everyone think of the premiere True Blood Episode on Sunday?! <em>419</em> Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:45:55 EST New to the team! Hi! I am new to Spark, signed up last night. Was excited to see this team, I am currently listening to #9 on audio. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:29:42 EST Season 2 of True Blood - starts tonight! I won't be seeing it until tomorrow, but I do wonder what you guys think of it? Perhaps this could be a discussion thread for the first episode of the new season? Sun, 14 Jun 2009 21:52:48 EST Team Goals I am in the process for coming up with some team goals and I would love everyone's input! <BR> What do you all think is fair for short term and long term goals....I don't want this just to focus on the show and the books but i want this to definately be about the weight loss. <BR> <BR> For those of us who have treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes by their tv here is a goal for you: <BR> <BR> This sunday while true blood is on try to watch and walk! My goal is to walk for 45 min... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 17:12:12 EST Dead and Gone Book To get this team talking I think we should discuss the most recent book. What did you like not like what would've you liked to see etc WARNING PEOPLE MIGHT ADD SPOILERS OR CONTENT YOU HAVEN'T READ!!!!! <BR> <BR> For me I really liked this books and LOVED what Eric done right in the beginning to her it made me happy and I hope she'll get over the anger of being married!! Sun, 7 Jun 2009 10:32:50 EST Hello Dear Ones - I'm New! Hi ladies! I discovered the Southern Vampire Mysteries shortly after watching "True Blood" for the first time, and I am a big fan of the books. The show's not bad either, but I'll be honest....I only watch for Alexander Skarsgard. ;) (And yes, my favorite character is Eric.) <BR> <BR> I'm surprised that this community isn't as big as some of the other book communities, but hopefully we'll keep getting bigger and more folks will join in! :D It's great to also have a community for a book serie... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:48:53 EST May Newbies Hi I'm Jackie and I LOVE the books not so much a fan of the show (I feel if you watch the show and THEN read the books you like both but the other way around there are a couple things that they changed that I REALLY don't agree with) just bought the most recent book working on it now. <BR> <BR> Oh and also I'm an Eric Lover :) Mon, 18 May 2009 19:55:59 EST