Monday, July 12, 2010

A Visit To Bon Temps...sorta

Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a restful weekend with friends and family. We stayed busy most of the weekend with odds and ends, I did manage to go and see Eclipse again with Marlana! Of course she LOVED it!!

On Sunday, Jessica, Krystal and myself headed down to the big city of Tunica, Mississippi. If you are from around the Mid-South you know that Tunica is nothing other than casinos and one small outlet strip mall. Jessica, my friend/coworker, had read earlier in the week that one of our favorite authors, Charlaine Harris would be hosting a book signing at The Tunica Museum.
Harris is the author of the True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse Novels that have now become the hit show True Blood on HBO. On the agenda, Mrs. Harris was to do a reading of one of her best sellers and then sign books for fans. She asked if she could turn the reading portion of her day into a question and answer session since we already read her books and we didn't need her to read to us. She was such a witty lady!! One of the questions that was asked was how Harris felt about the show going a different direction than the way she wrote the books. I personally do not like the show near as much as the books, I feel that Alan Ball is taking the show down a route that is a little too "out there" for my taste. Call me a prude but there are things on the show that were NOT in the book and the show would be just as good without them! Sorry, I had to get that off my chest! Harris' response to the question was that she did not care what Ball did with the show, that he had helped her gain more readers and helped her earn a check! HA! I just love that she was so candid and honest about every question that was asked!!
If you like to read and enjoy the vampire/werewolf/mystery storyline I would HIGHLY recommend Charlaine Harris' books!!
I have posted a few pics from the day - I hope everyone has a fabulous week!!

my signed copy of "Club Dead"

Mrs. Harris signing Krystal's book

My decorated van for the drive down to Tunica!


  1. Looks like y'all had a great time =)

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! I have not read the books or watched the show... but I hear about them all the time from friends. I'm not a big vampire/werewolf fan... I feel so out of it now days since everybody is into that stuff:) LOL Thanks for sharing and have a great day!