For today’s (Day 20) fangalicious Fang-A-Thon 2012 post, I figured I’d focus on the books once more, because Charlaine Harris updated her status on Facebook (with a special message for you), and we have an update on where “Deadlocked” is sitting on the New York Times Bestseller List!
First, we’ll share with you Charlaine’s Facebook status:
Thanks to all of you for letting me know you enjoyed the book. I’m hard at work on the last one. I put up a new Book & Blog on my website (www.charlaineharris.com). Got the advanced readering copies for “An Apple for the Creature,” the next anthology I co-edited with Toni L.P. Kelner.
Now let’s see where “Deadlocked” stacks up on the New York Times Bestseller List! A version of this list appears in the June 3, 2012 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 19, 2012.
Below, are the Top 5 Books under Hardcover Fiction, which represents new or just released books and doesn’t take into account ebooks, etc.
This Week Last Week Hardcover Fiction Weeks
1 STOLEN PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $27.95.) When a Minnesota family is murdered, the Minneapolis investigator Lucas Davenport believes a Mexican drug gang is involved. 1 2 1 11TH HOUR, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer. 2 3 2 DEADLOCKED, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $27.95.) The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates a murder that has more to do with her than she imagines. 3 4 THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR, by Steve Berry. (Ballantine, $27.) The daughter of a disgraced journalist is held by a man who wants to force her father to help him discover a secret left by Columbus. 1 5 7 CALICO JOE, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $24.95.) A pitcher beans a promising rookie, ending both their careers; years later, the pitcher’s son brings them together.
If you’re worried and/or are disappointed that “Deadlocked” is slipping in the rankings…don’t be. It’s perfectly understandable. I’m sure many of us have read it by now or have at least purchased it, even if you haven’t read it yet. It’s okay, #3 isn’t bad either, especially because the book has only been on the shelves for 3 weeks.
If you read Charlaine’s Book & Blog, you might find what she says about some of the books she’s reading interesting and she also talks about Memorial Day and what it means for her. You should definitely check it out!
Thoughts? Please share ‘em below!
I have an account at blip.fm and I play all my favorite songs there all time time. Generally I listen to it while I’m writing the posts for Fangathon 2012, and last night an old song came on and I started laughing, because it should be Sookie Stackhouse’s theme song.
One of my favorite scenes that made me laugh is in Season 2 when Daphne is leading Sam to crazy ass Maryann’s orgy.
Sam: Where ya taking me?
Daphne: Don’t be such a nervous Nelly! It’s a surprise.
Sam stops when he hears drumming in the distance.
Daphne: What? You don’t like drums?
Sam: It’s just in my experience, no good can come from drum music. Follow it and all it will lead you to is hippies and cults.
I’m not sure I feel like celebrating the Start of True Blood’s fifth season for any reason other than the fact that it is NOT Season Four. That being said, I enjoyed my recent excursion into the fandom in Phoenix so much that…I am considering a Premiere Party.
Now before you get all excited, let’s be clear: I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by HBO, True Blood, Kristin Bauer van Straten or Charlaine Harris. This is strictly a fangirl exercise, and it is in the very early stages.
The only reason I’m mentioning it at all is because I’m curious about how many truebies in the Phoenix area would be interested in getting together and watching the premiere of Season 5 in one place. So here’s what I need you Phoenix truebies to do: Send me a DM or Mention (@TB_PamR) and let me know if the idea interests you. If it does, and you would be interested in helping organize things I’d like to know that as well (especially if you can go out during the daylight hours -smirks-). That’s it. If enough people indicate they are interested in a Premiere Party by May 31, 2012, I’ll look into it further. If no one expresses any interest, I’ll throw the idea out with last season’s Manolos.
Days are dropping away until the premiere but not fast enough!
I went on this morning to do some research to see if anything new popped up in the land of Skarsgard and Paquin and Google has a new set up. When I typed in Google and besides the list of whatever sites would pop up for him on the right was a little bio. Thought it was cute. So I’m posting it. Everyone knows Alex, but there are Trubies!!! I started to see how many I could find this way but it seems like the dummy I am you can find everyone…lol! So I placed the ones that I feel you can’t have True Blood with out!
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Hopper in Battleship, Michael in Melancholia, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.
Born: August 25, 1976 (age 35), Stockholm
Height: 6′ 4″ (1.94 m) S
Siblings: Bill Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, Ossian
Parents: My Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård
Education: Marymount Manhattan College, Marymount Theatre School, Leeds Metropolitan University
Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Paquin’s first critically successful film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1993 at the age of 11 – the second youngest winner in history.
Born: July 24, 1982 (age 29), Winnipeg
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Spouse: Stephen Moyer (m. 2010) (expecting first child)
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best
Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama, Academy Award for Actress in a Supporting Role Education: Windward School (2000), Hutt intermediate school, Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School, Columbia University
There is one Anne Rice vampire, who, in her book held little interest for me, but when I saw him in the “Interview With the Vampire” movie, I was spellbound.
It was the first time I saw Antonio Banderas. I was thunderstruck. He was amazing. Long, flowing black hair, a delicious accent and his total toothiness, his sexiness oozed off the screen and into my bloodstream, never to leave. Yes, Bill and Eric are mighty fine, but good heavens, if Armand the vampire came to me, he could have his wicked way with me all night, every night. Jace Everett can sing “Bad Things” about True Blood vamps, but for me, Armand gets the equally sexy “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaac.
That song is every bit as tortured as “Bad Things” and Chris’ voice is equal to Jace’s. Easily. Now, say Armand shows up as part of the Authority. I could so deal with that. I could be his and leave both Eric and Bill in the dust. No problem. Look at the guy. He’s as old as Eric but for me, he has the tall, dark and handsome thing going. And, he’d be a vampire to be reckoned with. He could easily take care of that pesky varmint Russell Edgington and be done with it, take over that nice house in Mississippi and I could movie right in with him. Then, I’d invite Miss Stackhouse over for tea and we could compare notes. After all, my mother was a Fairy, so I’m no slouch in that category myself. That’s my story for today, and I’m sticking to it.
For tonight’s (Day 19) fangalicious Fang-A-Thon 2012 post, I thought I’d share some spoilers TV Guide is revealing in their newest issue, which will be released on Thursday, May 31st. The issue is dated June 4-10, 2012.
WARNING: If you don’t want to know – don’t read below!
Below are the scans of Matt Roush’s article in this issue.
Special thanks to askarsgard.com for sharing these scans!
As an added bonus – TV Guide also revealed this little spoiler in their Mega Buzz article!
I can’t wait for True Blood to come back. Is Tara dead? Please say yes. I am so over her. — Denny
NATALIE: We literally can’t answer this question, lest Alan Ball has us all staked. But we can tell you that the title of the season premiere is “Turn! Turn! Turn!” which is a song of Biblical extraction about profound change, like, say, dying, becoming a vampire or declaring your true sexuality. All three of these things will happen during this hour, but the question is: To whom? (Answer: Not all to the same person.)
Hmmm…sure sounds like we have a lot to speculate on the next couple of days!
Not to worry though…Michael Ausiello will probably tell us more, once he’s finished watching the first four episodes of True Blood, which he received in the mail earlier today! Check out what he shared on his Twitter page!
ME=WANT *sobs* Wish we could receive these too!
Thoughts and speculations? Feel free to share ‘em below!