I have been waiting to get my hands on this series for a while, ever since I watched "True Blood" - the HBO show that is based on the books. I love vampire/witch books so I was very excited to start reading it. I found the first three books at a wonderful bookstore in Singapore called Kinokuniya (I can't believe I got out of their without reaching my credit card limit!!). This book occupied me during my 8 hour stop-over in the Qatar airport. The novel is different then the HBO series but I liked them both in different ways. The novel is about Sookie Stackhouse, a young waitress from a small town in Louisiana who happens to have the ability (or disability) as she calls it to read peoples minds. Sookie gets involved with a vampire named Bill and because of this all kinds of strange and dangerous things start happening. I liked how the vamires in this book are living with humans after the Vampire Rights Act is put into place. The fact that they are out in the open makes the story a lot more interesting. This is a great series to read for the Paranormal 666 Challange. I have to pace myself and not read the next one too quickly!