I first discovered Charlaine Harris’ acclaimed Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka the Sookie Stackhouse series) while in college. At the time, I worked two jobs while finishing my bachelor’s degree, and I needed a vacation from the dense, academic drivel that consumed my evenings.
Following a recommendation from my mom, who is an avid mystery reader, I became immediately enraptured by Sookie’s paranormal world. It served as the perfect escape from my never ending to-do lists, beckoning deadlines and helped me fall in love with recreational reading all over again. I not only devoured each of the books published at that point, but I also started my long-term relationship with the Urban Fantasy genre. Read More..