Since I have been living and breathing working heroic hard mode Hodir, and I’m a little sick of thinking about him, I thought I would save my thoughts on him for tomorrow.
Today, however, I have a bit of fun!
One of my pastimes when not playing wow is reading. I’ll read just about anything I can get my hands on! Reading is a good way to relax from raiding, and get away from the game for a bit, while still staying mentally intrigued. So I thought that perhaps I would randomly give my thoughts and suggestions about good reads that I come across. Now, I’m no Oprah, but I will do my best to make good recommendations! And hopefully get some good recommendations in return!
I generally quite enjoy any sort of mystery novel and a good bit of science fiction/fantasy. So, after some prodding from Brade and a few friends, I decided that I would pick up the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark. Now, this is the first true “vampire” fantasy literature that I have ever read, so I am not entirely certain how the rest of the genre plays out, but I did enjoy this book.
Sookie is a waitress is a small Louisiana town who happens to be telepathic. She can read people’s minds. It’s a cumbersome task just making it through her day to day responsibilities without invading anyone’s privacy. But does provide for some very humorous commentary. This town also just happens to get it’s very first Vampire, Bill. Vampires are “out of the coffin” and trying to mainstream in public with humans. Bill is a very gentlemanly vampire, and quite genial. Throughout the story he and Sookie develop a fondness for each other. The book follows Sookie and Bill throughout a number of tribulations, including unraveling a series of “whodunit” murders that rocked Sookie’s small town. (A murder mystery in disguise! My type of read!)
I found the novel to be refreshing, funny, and sharp. I would certainly recommend it as reading to anyone else who is looking for something to read. I would give one caveat, however, there are portions of the book that made me…ah, blush a bit. It is nothing overly graphic, or crude, however I have not so much as ever picked up one romance novel in my entire life, and suffice it to say that my usual murder mysteries don’t have a lot of “romance” in them. I just don’t want it to take anyone else by surprise as it did me =)
So, if you are looking for a good read after your raid, I would very much recommend this book! I liked it enough to pick up and start reading the next book in the series.