Available May 7th!
I stopped reading this series a long time ago because quite honestly, Sookie was driving me bananas with all her shenanigans and indecision regarding her love life (remember Quinn?), and I'm not sure having the show on the air at the same time did her any favors with that. I loved the early books, much like I loved season 1, and maybe season 2. Now, not so much. However, I would be foolish to ignore the end of such a longstanding series. What about you? Are you going to read this finale?
Along those same lines, which do you prefer, the books or the show? Now don't hate on me, but after last season's interpretive dance fairies and other ridiculous stories I just turned off the TV, so I'm leaning towards the books for this one. Sookie is a much better character on the page, as are most of her friends and family, with the one exception being Lafayette, of course. Although even that was messed up towards the end of last season.
You can read more about Sookie over at Entertainment Weekly, which is where I saw the book trailer and read the author interview.