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Cannonball Read 2 #18 - 20: Sookie Stackhouse books 5 - 7 by Charlaine Harris

(I'm pretty sure this format doesn't really measure up to the true Cannonball rules, but since I didn't qualify to get in, who fucking cares?)

These books are crack. CRACK.

There's werewolves and and shape-shifters and faeries (and Sookie might maybe be partly fairy) and one of the faeries is actually her fairy godmother because she's trying to become and angel and Sookie and Bill break up FOR GOOD THIS TIME and Sookie gets the crap kicked out of her and almost dies like five more times and she dates a were-tiger and meets the Queen and perhaps murders somebody and gets kidnapped and meets up with fellow telepath Barry the Bellboy, and there is intrigue and politics and some witches and a guy who accidentally gets turned into a cat and Jason is a werepanther and he gets married and moves out to weird inbred Hotshot and Arlene joins the fellowship and Sam is still hot in a vague non-threatening way and Sookie's house catches fire and there's an assassin and a pirate and vampire trials and a for-real Ballroom Blitz, and there are trips out of Bon Temps and and hurricane aftermath and a vampire convention and there are MURDERS and EXPLOSIONS and TERRORISM and HOT VIKING VAMPIRE ERIK and IT IS ALL JUST TOO MUCH BUT I LOVE THEM SO!

And I've ordered number 8 but numbers 9 and 10 are on pre-order and they don't come out for a while and I am going to have wait and i'm not sure that i can stand to wait to find out when Sookie and HOT VIKING VAMPIRE ERIK get together because they are so going to get together because how could they NOT....

oh Charlaine Harris, why can't you just write Sookie stories 24-7 instead of writing the, like, 5 other series you also write?

MUST HAVE MORE SOOKIE GODDAMMIT!

*twitch twitch twitch*

*drools*

*faints*

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