Okay so I finished the Charlaine Harris series and I am looking forward to book number nine whenever it comes out. HBO is still doing a good job, but it has been such a long time since I found a book that I really enjoyed like these that I went a looking for more. My trip to Barnes & Noble to pick up books 4 & 5 resulted in me glancing over a set of some really pretty covers,
but frankly none of the blurbs did much for me. Well I read some online reviews and they were good so I figured what the heck. Blurbs be darned. I took a similar course and downloaded book 1 from scribd.com and got started. Geesh. I wish I had known what I was missing. The story was poignant. The characters lovely and full. The backstory for the author herself was even perfect. I am not generally fond of reaching back to teenage stories or the young adult book market but darn it I actually found myself tearing up a little for this girl. The author (Stephenie Meyer) conveyed very realistically the intensity of the emotions at that place and time in life. I stopped by Borders this time (Thanks Aunt Susan for the directions) and picked up the box set knowing that I would want this in my library for a while. All things being equal I am glad that I didn't find the series much earlier because now I only have to wait a month for the film based on book 1 (Twilight) to be released. I went online today and bought my tickets and plan on taking Hero Husband to see it. He endured my radical reading habits so I am excited to get to show him what all the fuss was about. When I called to ask if he wanted to go his only question was if I was trying to "push something on him" I assume that he was referring to the political climate which will thankfully be over by then and we will be able to relax into a great movie. I know I am looking forward to it.