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    Im not a fan of twilight the movie but haven't read the book

    book 1 series 1 of True blood was pretty much on par, but you're partner sure is right about there being a lot of differences...

    I've never been 'glued' to a book before, can take them or leave them (more often then not leaving them lol) but i find myself up till 1 - 2 am reading these silly books not wanting to put them down...

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    Hi Jodz

    The trick is to put the book down in the middle of a chapter, because the ends of chapters are deliberately written with hooks so you can't put them down. But in the middle - where the chapter really should end, there is usually a resolution of some point and a beginning of or return to another idea. Even a .... between paragraphs. That's when I put the book mark in and turn the light out and go to sleep.

    I once tried reading a series called "Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan. At one point they stopped coming out because he had a fight with his publisher (or was that David Eddings) anyway he also had a nasty habit of splitting plot threads and introducing new characters so he could send more and more off on separate "quests" and he never resolved anything. Annoyed the CRAP out of me. I like stories to have an end. And then he had the hide to die before he finished. I much prefer Lois McMaster Bujold or David Brin - though I don't think either of them have written anything about Vampires.

    For easy to read, can't put down books, there is David Eddings. But he's a bit inconsistent - because he doesn't keep track of what he said about a character before, and when you read five of them in one weekend, you notice. And he gets a bit same same.

    For murder mysteries with a bit of romance and written largely from the point of view of a cat and a dog, you can't go past the books written by "Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown", the first in the series is "Wish you were here" but each book works as a stand alone. If you read them out of order the regular character development can be a little werid though.

    I'm also fond of the books by Tara Harper about a girl and her wolf friend. Note it is fantasy not reality, but if we're going to fall in love with vampires - why not.

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    I'm also fond of the books by Tara Harper about a girl and her wolf friend. Note it is fantasy not reality, but if we're going to fall in love with vampires - why not.
    LOVE THAT QUOTE!

    I swear i must be able to sense your posts Hyc! Literally last night i thought to myself mid chapter if i put it down now, i wont get drawn in to another 4 chapters worth haha..
    Mind you that was after half a book so it wasn't a completely accurate thought process but im getting better!!


    I've read a few of Jodi Pilcoult's (sp) books but they make my mind work over and over with all the nastiness/tradegy/heartache I am a big sook

    As for scary/mystery murders no way!!! I can't watch scary movies which I can sit through a whole one in an hour and a half (and thus get a resolution so i dont think im going to killed in the midst of the night) let alone a book, i dont think i would get a wink of sleep "cant sleep clowns will eat me" sort of thing

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    Hey Hyacinth, I thought I am the only one... "Lost Boys" is one of my favourite movies (Kiefer Sutherland is I think one of the best vampires EVER). I also like "Interview with a vampire" and "True Blood". Startet reading the Twilight books but stopped in the third as it was kinda boring. For the same reason I am not to keen to watch the movies....

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    *puts hand up*
    Another Lost Boys fan here.Actually watched it again on the weekend and believe it or not still have ( and worse still-listen to) the soundtrack .I also enjoy Anne Rice
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    Does the soundtrack include the song of this long haired, greasy guy playing the sax at the beginning of the movie??!!

    But The Doors must be on it too, so not bad at all

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    I have seen all season 1 of True Blood fantastic show cant wait to see more. Have watched both Twilight and vampire diaries but both just ok. I am big Fan of The Blade series and Underworld series great movies. Wish they would make more of those movies. cheers Dougie

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    Hi Jodz

    I hate scary movies too. And I'm not into gruesomeness like in the Kellerman or Cornwall stuff.

    Trust me, the Rita Mae Brown stuff is very light hearted. I don't think someone dies everytime (unlike Murder she wrote) and if someone does, it's usually someone the reader has no emotional attachment to, callous as that may seem.

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    I read the True Blood books years ago, but want to reread them now that I've seen the series! The series is SO GOOD. I am in love with Eric - he is the epitome of sexiness.

    I have to admit I love stories about vampires and werewolves, but I can't stomach Twilight and other "teen" Twilight books. I forced my way through the first Twilight book and could NOT handle reading about how "handsome and perfect" Edward is for another page.

    Mmmmm Eric *swoon*

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    eric in the series does nothing for me, looks wise not my thing at all..

    However in the book OMG!!!!!!! I love his brutally honest upfront attitude, with that cute sexiness thats within it..

    I told OH he 'transform' into him anyday.. he wasn't so impressed.

    hahaha

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