18 July 2009

Waiting for Sookie Stackhouse

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)

Like a lot of people, I had never heard of the Sookie Stackhouse book series until the HBO series True Blood started attracting buzz. As is my nature, I have trouble doing things out of order so I wanted to try reading Dead Until Dark before renting the first season of True Blood. I guess I'm not the only one who had that idea because I have been on a waiting list at the library for a month to get the book. Who knew it was so popular?

In the meantime, I keep hearing reviews of the TV show and how good it is. The first season is available on NetFlix, and I'm pretty sure I could have the first few episodes in my hands before I will get the book from the library. My summer viewing schedule isn't as full as it will be in a couple months, so I am tempted to add True Blood to my queue. Will I kick myself if I watch the show before reading the book? If I read the book first, I will watch the show but if I watch the show first I will probably skip the book altogether. Will I be missing a lot if I skip the book?


Michael said...

Are you going to join in on the Sookie reading challenge?

Fyrefly said...

I haven't read the books (yet!), but the show is fantastic, and actually made me want to read the books more, not less.

Dani in NC said...

Michael, I don't have much luck with challenges. As soon as I join one, I lose interest in the books I'm supposed to be reading :-). Besides, I doubt that I will be able to get the books from the library quickly enough to make the challenge worthwhile.

Beth F said...

You really must read them in order because they absolutely build on each other.

I hope you'll join in the challenge!