I have taken a break from the Janet Evanovich/Stephanie Plum series because I didn't want to get completely burnt out on Stephanie's antics and shenanigan's. I stopped after reading #10 and will pick the series back up again soon. Thanks to my wonderful sister, Natalie, I ended up switching over to Emily Giffin's books, starting with Something Borrowed. I love, love, love her writing style. There is something about it that is so simple yet it completely draws you into the story. I have never been more inspired to write than I am when I read her books. No other author has ever made me feel that way. I almost get jealous when I read her stories because I wish I was that good. She currently has five books out right now. They aren't a continuous series like the Twilight or the Sookie books (even though Something Borrowed and it's follow up, Something Blue are very much related), but each book relates back to another book in the series in a really clever way. I LOVE that. They also made a movie out of Something Borrowed, starring John Krasinski (yay!), Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and Colin Egglesfield (holy handsome!). I promise, it's not your typical dramedy/rom-com. It's such an interesting story and it doesn't end up how you think it will. The movie comes out May 6th. I can't wait!
The new Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris comes out May 3rd. Hooray! There is also going to be The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, which comes out August 30th. It is going to have trivia (you know I love my trivia!), a tour of Bon Temps and surrounding areas, recipes; including Caroline Bellfleur's chocolate cake (which I think is super fun) and summaries and things of that nature. Should be interesting and I am looking forward to it.
Speaking of companion guides, the Twilight Guide was released on April 12th. It has a long interview with Stephenie Meyer, conducted by one of her author friends, Shannon Hale. It's semi-interesting but most of it contains things that we have heard her say before. There are in depth descriptions of every single character and an explanation of Stephenie's playlist's for each of the books in the series. All in all, I'm happy to have it on my shelf along with my other Twilight books but honestly, I would rather just have Midnight Sun.
Jeff and I have been watching Game Of Thrones on HBO (Sundays at 9pm) the last couple of weeks. I am not going to be able to give you a very good/accurate description of this show because I know almost nothing about it. I know that it's based on the book series by George R. R. Martin and I know that the show is fantastically well done. The acting is really good and the story itself is very intriguing so far. There is lots of mean/vindictive people, uhm.. lots of nudity and some really cute (Dire) wolves. Check it out, if for no other reason than to figure out what the heck I'm talking about. Also, I am told that the book series is really great. I am hoping to read those someday soon.
Speaking of HBO, just a reminder that our favorite Vampires and fangbangers return June 26th at 9pm. How excited am I for season 4 of True Blood? Extremely. How worried am I that they are going to mess up my favorite storyline in the series? Extremely. What does that add up to?? Lots of curiosity thrown in with some anxiousness. But really, I can't wait to spend my Sunday nights with my favorite Viking/Sheriff from Area Five.
One last thing, the final episode of America's Next Great Restaurant is this Sunday at 8pm. I really have enjoyed this show. The investors (Bobby Flay, Lorena Garcia, Curtis Stone and Steve Ells) are such good judges and give good, helpful constructive criticism. I hope it comes back next year. Also, I am pulling for Soul Daddy, he is the fella from Detroit (Jamawn Woods). I don't necessarily like his food the best but I like him and his whole work ethic the best. He just seems like he's a good guy.