18 July 2009
Waiting for Sookie Stackhouse
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?