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22 April 2010 @ 11:29 am
Please forgive the newbie...  
Hey all! I've been hiding under a doormat for the past 10 years, because I've just discovered these wonderful books in the past two weeks and cannot get enough! (The show, too, but that's a whole other ballgame.) Right now, I'm on the first chapter of Definitely Dead.

Question, and sorry if it's been much-covered...what is the best way to read all the short stories? Are they all published together? They don't seem to be with the other Sookie books, at least not at my local book store.
 
 
 
Miss Stacyarysani on April 25th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
There is a separately published tome of all the Sookie short stories called "A Touch of Dead". Most everyone seems awfully fond of "The Gift", but my favorite is "Dracula Night" :oD
leobrat: Beauty Queen of Only 18leobrat on April 25th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thank you! Do you recommend I read it before the new book?
:-)karie22 on April 25th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Not the poster you were directing your question at, but I thought I'd throw in my two cents anyway! It's not necessary to read it before the new book, but I would. It has a lot of interesting little behind-the-scenes things that happened outside of the books that were just cool to know.

And I'm also a big fan of "Dracula Night". VERY cute story. ;-)
leobrat: American Girlleobrat on April 25th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks I'll be sure to grab it next time I'm at the bookstore!

Love your icon!
Miss Stacy: dreaming annearysani on April 25th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
You don't have to. None of them are significant to the main storylines. One of them goes more into Hadley's death (book 5) and depending on whether you've finished 8 & 9 yet, there's a character in "The Gift" that first appears in book 8. So far as I see it, there's no particular time it's singularly useful to read them :o)
Myka: TB - Eric/Pam hair disastermykaa on April 25th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
I have never read the short stories. It's on my to do list :P
Laceythe_lil_panda on April 26th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
The first time I read the books, I read them all without reading any of the short stories until after Dead And Gone. Now I'm rereading all the books with all of the Sookieverse short stories in chronological order in anticipation of Dead In The Family. (I know, I'm lame!)

http://www.charlaineharris.com/bibliography/bibliog-sookie.html is a good place to find out the order of the stories.

"Dancers In The Dark" about Sean and Layla is one of my favorites, but that one isn't until after All Together Dead.
leobrat: Dexleobrat on April 26th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, haven't even heard of them yet...Humans or vamps? (Or shifter...)
Laceythe_lil_panda on April 27th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
They're vamps :)