Bad Things and Good Times

September 23rd, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized

I’m enjoying HBO’s new show True Blood, mostly because of these two (and the actress who plays her grandmother).  I really believe the chemistry. But I also love a show that introduces me to new music, new to me that is.

I’ve already bought two songs because of this show: Bad Things by Jace Everett and Good Times by Charlie Robison.

Which reminds me, only because their last names are similar, I want to read Gilead and Home by Marilynne Robinson.  I have to add them to my “To Read” list.  Other books on my To Read list, which include a bunch of re-reads:

– Count of Monte Cristo.
– Alchemist.
– A Tale of Two Cities.
– Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
– The Master and Margarita.
– Under the Banner of Heaven.
– Blindness.
– The Life of Pi.
– Ender’s Game.
– Ararat.
– Grapes of Wrath.
– A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
– Altered Carbon, Spin.

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  1. 6 Responses to “Bad Things and Good Times”

  2. By Serena on Sep 23, 2008

    I’m really enjoying True Blood, too. It’s a great mix of suspense, humor, drama, and romance. I can’t wait to see where the various stories go. They did a great job with casting this show. Thanks for posting the name of the person who sings the theme song – I caught myself watching the opening credits a few times just to hear it.

  3. By Cathy on Sep 23, 2008

    Read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, it has way more chemistry between human and vampire, although I am enjoying the True Blood series, too, minus the really creepy vampires – I run from the room when they come on. I like the Grandmother, too, but don’t you think she has a hidden past? Oh, and read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson if you get a chance – she wrote it a few decades before Gilead and the characters and story are superb.

  4. By Karen on Sep 23, 2008

    I remember reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn when I was a young girl years ago and loving it! I should re-read it to see if I still love it.

  5. By Karen on Sep 23, 2008

    I thought Stephanie Meyer was for young girls – It’s not too young for us more mature girls???

  6. By Cathy on Sep 23, 2008

    You are right, Stephenie Meyer does write for young adult but it still is a good story. Better than most adult literature, I think. Twilight is the best in the series and if you like the Sookie/Bill thing in True Blood, you may like Bella/Edward in Twilight – characters are well drawn and there is that wonderful chemistry. Besides, we are all young at heart, no?

  7. By Stacy Horn on Sep 24, 2008

    You’re all reminding me that I want to post about young adult books!

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