It is amazing to me how many vampire book series are so popular these days. It leaves me to wonder – have they always been popular, or is this a new craze due to the lovely Twilight series? Anyway, some of the ladies I work with have been loving the Sookie Stackhouse series, more commonly referred to as the Southern Vampire series – or “True Blood,” as HBO has coined the series name. While I have not seen the show, I am enjoying the books. They are a different take on the whole vampire sitch…with the whole romance between a human and a vampire scenario still intact. I am about 100 pages into the first book – I’ll keep you posted on what I think once I am finished.