I think I have read eight of the books, maybe seven. I read them all in a few days. LOVED the story, but because I wasn't able to take them with me, I spent every moment I could reading so the story line in my head reads like one long book not separate ones. Very fluffy, not a lot of thinking. One of those books where you can just turn off your brain and enjoy escaping into the story.
I also really enjoy the TV show (warts and all). I think Sookie is whiny, and Bill is an emo (emotional/ touchy feely man that is what emo means right?)... but take them with their warts, they work in the series. I adore the quiet manliness of Eric and it has only been in Season Three that I began to find him attractive because his character. Now... if I could have had my way??? I would have loved to see more of Godrick.... oh my stars!!! From his first appearance on the screen I was drooling. First man in a very long time by looks alone I drooled over.
And then Pam. Spoiled little one... but I'd do her!
The thing I like about this series; book vs TV, is usually it is always one or the other. But this one; they are different enough to enjoy them both based on their own merits.