By Charlaine Harris
It was May, I had a great tan, and I was going on a road trip, leaving vampire
politics behind. I felt better than I had in a long time. Wearing only my underwear, I stood in my sunny bedroom and went down my checklist.
1. Give Eric and Jason address and dates
I’d done that. My boyfriend, Eric Northman, vampire sheriff of Area Five of Louisiana, had all the information he needed. So did my brother, Jason.
2. Ask Bill to watch house
Okay. I’d left a letter pushed under my neighbor Bill Compton’s door. He’d find it when he rose for the night. His “sister” Judith (sired by the same vampire) was still staying at his place. If Bill could tear himself away from her company, he would walk across the cemetery separating our properties to have a look at my house, and he’d get my mail and my newspaper and put them on my front porch.
3. Call Tara
I’d done that; my pregnant friend Tara reported all was well with the twins she was carrying, and she’d call or get her husband to call if there was any news. She wasn’t due for three more months. But twins, right? You never knew.
I’d deposited my last paycheck and gotten more cash than I usually carried.
5. Claude and Dermot
My cousin and my great-uncle had decided to stay at Claude’s house in
Monroe while I was gone. Claude had been living with me for about a month, and Dermot had joined him only two weeks ago, so Dermot said he still felt funny being in my house without me there. Claude, of course, had no such qualms, since he’s about as sensitive as a sheet of sandpaper, but Dermot had carried the day.
All my clothes were clean, and I thought I was packed. Though it would be a good idea to review my packing list, which was completely separate from my “things to do” list. Since my friend and boss, Sam Merlotte, had invited me to go with him to his brother’s wedding, I’d been in a nervous tizzy about forgetting something essential and somehow making Sam look bad in front of his family.
I had borrowed a pretty dress, sleeveless and blue, like my eyes, to wear to the wedding, and I had some black pumps with three-inch heels that were in great condition. For everything else, I packed the best and newest of my casual clothes: two pairs of good shorts, an extra pair of jeans. I threw in a yellow and gray skirt outfit, just in case.
I counted my underwear, made sure I had the right bras, and checked the little jewelry pouch to be sure my gran’s pearls were there. I shut the bag, triumphant. I’d done my best to cover every contingency, and I’d fit everything into a hanging bag and a weekender bag.
Copyright © 2011 by Charlaine Harris, Inc.
Take a closer look at Sookie Stackhouse and her family, friends, enemies, adventures and—of course—lovers in The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, an in-depth guide to Charlaine Harris’ #1 New York Times bestselling series!
Visit Bon Temps, Sookie’s hometown, with a detailed map created by Harris. Examine all the branches of Sookie’s family tree. And enjoy the never-before-published novella “Small-Town Wedding,” as Sookie and her shape-shifting boss, Sam, travel to Texas for a wedding where happily ever after seems very far away.
With trivia, recipes, a concordance to the novels, exclusive interviews with Harris and True Blood™ creator Alan Ball and more, this lively, informative guide will satisfy your craving for all things Sookie!
Hardcover Book : 480 pages
Publisher: Ace Books Inc./Imp Of Putnam Berkle ( August 30, 2011 )
Item #: 13-434337
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 17.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Just got this book and can't get enough. Ever wonder what Eric & Bill are saying to ea. other without Sookie around? You get to find out! The map is great and so are the recipes. Can't believe I took this long to order it. Love all the different parts and that it tells us so much more about Sookieverse.
This book is a must have for any Sookie Stackhouse fan. So many delightful segments! New stories, recipes, private behind the scene conversations. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
Reviewer: Tony G
I love all of the Sookie Stackhouse books. Can't wait for the next one.
If you love Sookie and the Sookie universe this is your bible! How many times have you read about Lafayette Burgers? Now you will know how to make them and other Bon Temps gems. Do you think you know everything about Sookie? Try taking the Sookie quizz.The quizz covers All the books. I have enjoyed this book and the recipes. I have learned a lot more about all the characters. This is a must have for your Sookie Collection!
I only got this for the novella, Small Town Wedding. Should have saved my money for the other good books I want to get. The story was so dull and uninteresting I had to force myself to finish it. It seems like this series of books, once a favorite of mine, have been sliding downhill ever since it showed up as an HBO series. Not in a hurry to buy any others.
Reviewer: Everette B