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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 11)

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) - Charlaine Harris While Dead Reckoning had (mostly) everything I expect from and look forward to in the Sookie Stackhouse novels, there seemed to be a whole lotta nothing going on. There were even a few times when the same details were relayed between the same characters. For example, Sookie telling Bill about Eric's marital predicament in chapter 13 and then again in chapter 16. Perhaps just one too many info dumps, for me anyway. Having said that, I will read Dead Reckoning again whenever I do a marathon re-read of the entire series. It's just, the earlier entries are better: meatier subplots, stronger character development, and more consistency between main plot and subplots. Overall 3.5 stars.Note: In order to remember the small details and exactly where the storyline left off, I re-read Dead in the Family on April 1st before I read Dead Reckoning for the first time on April 2, 2012.