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Book Club: Bloodlines 10

Book Club Disclaimer:
Spoilers ahead! I'm not recapping these chapters in Bloodlines and The Golden Lily, but I do refer to some things that happen in them. These posts are to give some commentary and behind-the-scenes info for people who want to read along (or re-read) with me or walk down memory lane. If you haven't read the books, you might have some surprises ruined. So maybe go grab a copy and read along as we count down to The Indigo Spell! :)

THESE POSTS ARE NOT ABOUT THE INDIGO SPELL! You're safe if you've read the first two books in the series.

Bloodlines, Chapter 10

When I was a student teacher, I also used to make Starbucks runs for my supervising teacher, and he too was a caramel sauce fan. I actually discovered there’s a whole cult around it. People who prefer caramel sauce are hardcore, and woe unto you if you give them caramel syrup in their coffee. I used to experience similar vehemence during my high school job in an ice cream parlor when it came to caramel vs. butterscotch sundaes. What none of our customers knew was that the product we actually used for both kinds of sundaes was called “All Purpose Caramel-Butterscotch Syrup.” There could’ve been some serious riots if that information got out. Georgina fans may recall another caramel sauce callback in Succubus Blues.

Anyway, Sydney finds out about the illicit tattoos here, but what I also like is just seeing her interacting in a normal school setting. Remember—Sydney’s mostly been home-schooled, so this sort of library study/social time isn’t par for the course for her. We also see a bit more of the dynamic duo, Kristin and Julia. Whereas Trey is her semi-normal human friend, these two are her very normal human friends, which I think is important to have in her intense supernatural world. Sometimes they come off as flighty, but they’re not really that way all the time. That’s just the side we see more often than not because I use those moments to highlight Sydney’s more serious and socially awkward aspects. Kristin and Julia have plenty of substance behind the scenes, or else Sydney probably couldn’t handle being friends with them.


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Jan. 7th, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Vanilla Bean is my Starbucks drink. I drink caramel macchiato (sp?) on the rare occasions I need to stay awake/drink coffee.
Jan. 8th, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
i'm not really a caramel fan but i laughed at the caramel-butterscotch story. :D

thanks for doing this, richelle... can't wait for Feb 12...
Jennifer Lingerfelt
Jan. 8th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
I work at Starbucks...
I know what you mean about the caramel sauce vs syrup thing going on. Actually, If I had to pick sides, I would say the sauce is better because it actually tastes like caramel (lol). The syrup tastes... more like chemicals to me. haha but they are both good depending on the situation, I'm not too picky. my personal favorite is the caramel macchiato, stirred though. I don't like having the espresso on top.
Jan. 8th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
My mums bestfriend has a particular way she likes her coffee, the local coffee shop knows the 'Ange Special' and all the staff know exactly how to make it! Its kind of scary!
Feb. 5th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
Another fan who works at Starbucks and completely understands how INSANE people are about that caramel sauce. I love seeing Sydney interact in a normal school setting. I think that's why I love this book even more than VA. I'm also a sucker for minor characters.
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