archive: 2020

After Years of Saying I Would, I Finally Began the Sookie Stackhouse Novels and Regret Nothing | Review: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

4:30 AM

Already familiar with Charlaine Harris' characters, via its television adaptation True Blood, and fed up with 2020's general tone, I decided now was as good a time as any to begin this series. And, spoiler alert? It's just as fun and trashy as the show.

I'm going to be real with you guys, though! It was almost overwhelming figuring out what series title to call the Sookie Stackhouse novels by. I sat down for a good half hour asking myself, "Should I call it True Blood? Should I call it the Sookie Stackhouse series? Southern Vampire Mysteries?" I mean, really, we're lucky my head didn't explode in confusion.

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

7:00 AM

After reading Ren's post re: this tag, I decided I'd join in on the fun! (Note: the original tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Earl Grey Books; it has since gone through several variations!) I always find myself wanting to go all out for the mid-year book freak out tag, but I kind of always forget to actually do it. And then suddenly it's a new year. This year, I was determined! Out of pure luck, I remembered to do it. I'm very proud of myself.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday Turns 10... the 10 Books I Cannot Live Without! (#95)

11:00 PM

Top Ten Tuesday is 10 YEARS OLD? I'm shook. IT'S SO UNREAL TO ME. We're officially in the double digits, guys. How?! Jeez! Well, to celebrate a decade of TTT, I decided to celebrate some of my favourite books. Namely, the 10 novels I could not live without. (Any books from a series will be rounded up as the first book of said series.) What can I say? I'm dramatic. Also! Narrowing down my favourites, the ultimate ride or dies, was a lot harder than I expected.