There's not really a lot of catching up to do with the vampire books. Most of the rest of the series were one-off character biographies and don't really further the story. Merrick was pretty good if you wanted to see what David (the old Talanasca guy) was up to. Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle are tangential… » 12/21/14 10:16am Today 10:16am

Also, people are often fooled by the palm trees. It's neither tropical nor sunny and 75 year-round. It does get cold in the winter and can drop to freezing at night. I went to school with a few people who left their heavy jackets back east only to regret it by the end of the semester. » 12/16/14 9:15pm Tuesday 9:15pm