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Fire Watch
Connie Willis
Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a shoestring
China Williams, Greg Bloom, Celeste Brash, Andrew Burke
Fodor's See It Thailand 2008
Fodor's Travel Publications Inc.
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) - Charlaine Harris Apparently I'm on a trashy paranormal kick this week. Don't judge me.

I watched the first couple seasons of True Blood on HBO, but then lost interest - not because there was anything wrong with the show, but because I've never gotten the hang of watching shows faithfully. I always forget what night or time they're on and then if I miss one episode I need to catch a re-run before next week, cause I can't stand to watch things unless they're in sequential order. Invariably I end up missing episodes and not getting a chance to catch up and then I give up on the whole season entirely. I always say I'll go rent the DVDs and catch up, but it never seems to happen. So yeah, that's my True Blood history, in a nutshell.

Anyway, the library has this whole series on Kindle and I figured I should see what the source material was like. Guess what? It's pretty much exactly like the tv show. Super guilty pleasure, with awful, trite dialogue and steamy sex scenes. There are some differences: some local police officers that basically serve no purpose are in the book in addition to the sheriff, Lafayette is unfortunately a much smaller character, and Tara doesn't even make an appearance (in Book 1 at least; I can't speak for the rest of the series). But Bill's possessiveness is just as infuriating and Sookie is just as annoyingly naive. Her fashion sense is even worse, though - honey, banana clips and scrunchies just aren't sexy.

In all honesty, I should probably hate this, but I just can't. It's total brain candy. And I'll probably even -GASP!- read the rest of them.