Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I am not going to post about my positions or which candidate I will be voting for in this election. But just to say that I am confused on who to vote for and don't know where to get concise information on both sides. As a reference librarian this is very frustrating. Can't there just be a place that I can read both candidates sides without all the mumbo-jumbo? Well I was browsing through this month's issue of "L.A. Youth" and they have just that. Sometimes we get caught up on all the information out there dealing with each candidate voting history, job experience and their personal life that we just can't find what we need. Not to mention all the bogus "debates". Here is a link to the online article which I found very useful. Maybe you will too:

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My guilty pleasure

I haven't done a blog entry in a while and I thought I should write about the latest book series I have been indulging in. Charlaine Harris' "Sookie Stackhouse" series is addicting. Her books: Dead Until Dark, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead and From Dead to Worse, are so much fun to read. But as you can tell from their titles, they are not literary masterpieces. Each book is more outlandish than the other.

Sookie Stackhouse is a regular southern simple girl who lives in Northern Louisiana in the town of Bon Temps. She is lonely based on the fact she has telepathy. Therefore, her friends and family are suspicious of her reading their thoughts and she has never fallen in love. Until a vampire walks into her life. In these books vampires are part of everyday life since they "came out of the coffin" and made their presences known to the world. From the point that Bill Compton, vampire, appears in her life, she is never quite the same again.

characters are not endearing nor are the plotlines captivating, but what makes this such a fun read, is all the supernatural sex. Yes, I said it. I am reading these books because of the eroticism. For some reason Sookie is attractive to every male she meets. Be they supernatural beings or humans. They can't resist her. It's hilarious to read that she attracts the most interesting characters. That's right, not just vampires are real but so are werewolves, shapeshifters, fairies, and goblins. The story is outlandish but it goes on for 8 whole books.

HBO has taken on the series with the show "True Blood" and made it into a serious drama. Which does not work. I don't like the show that takes itself so seriously.

So I recommend the books just for the fun of it. But don't blame me once you become addicted.