Monday, October 26, 2015

Reads of the Week: Oct 19-25 + Interesting Articles Part 11

This past week, I only got around to reading three books, all of which were written by Charlaine Harris. I finished the Sookie Stackhouse Series (Southern Vampire Series). Sigh. More on that in the micro-reviews. Be sure to check out the interesting articles at the bottom of this post!

Dead Reckoning – Charlaine Harris 10/20/15
More Eric, Sam, and Sookie drama. A really good read. I enjoyed the way Sookie decides to take care of Eric's little problem.

Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris 10/23/15
Okay, so I knew going into this book that some seriously stressful stuff was going to go down (it is the next to the last book). And it did. One of the most frustrating things about this book is the way Eric and Sookie refuse to discuss what they are thinking. They know the way they interact with one another is about to change, but they refuse to be upfront with one another (intentionally being vague and cryptic to avoid spoilers). It almost seems like the author made both characters obtuse to avoid making "extra strings" in the overall narrative.

Dead Ever After – Charlaine Harris 10/25/15
I don't have much to say about the finale of the Sookie Stackhouse Series (mostly because there is no way I could fully express myself without dropping some spoilers). Suffice it to say that the series does not end in any way that I thought it would. The ending is blatantly obvious from clues left throughout the books, in a balloon-slowly-deflating way. There is also a weirdly slow part right at the end, that leaves you hoping the ending will be different, but alas . . .

Interesting Articles Part 11

Here are some interesting articles to fuel your creative, inspire your stories, and challenge your thoughts/opinions. Only four articles this segment. Enjoy!

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