Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I heard the buzz about the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. But I wasn't interested. I am not about to scare myself out of sleep by reading a book about a bunch of vampires.

Then I spoke to Krista. Krista has been a friend of mine since childhood and came for a visit one day with her super-cute son, Jack. The conversation goes something like this...

K - Have you read Twilight yet?

Me - No, I don't think I can. I can't read horror books. Is that about vampires.

K - Oh, you have to read it. It's a love story. The vampire stuff is secondary.

My tone changed immediately. My 16-year-old cousin is reading the series, by 15-year-old step-daughter wanted the books for Christmas. So, I ask myself, should I jump on this bandwagon? I'm not typically a bandwagon jumper. I decided this, I would read the book if they had it at the library, I was not about to buy the book when I could read it for free. The next thing I know there's the book on my mother's end table.

So I read the book in 24 hours. Incredible. I loved the book and cannot wait to read the 2nd, New Moon. I hope the library has that. Should I venture out in the cold snow and wind for this book? I can see why teenage girls fall in love with this story. It's a easy read. Great even when you're too tired to concentrate.

Have you read any good books lately?


ladyfi said...

I felt the exact same way as you, but bought Twilight anyway to see what all the fuss is about. Haven't read it yet, but will!

I remember thinking that Harry Potter was just hype - but immediately fell in love with all the books too.

Am reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics by newcomer Marisha Pessl - very literary, and beautifully written.

Have a great new year!

bekah said...

i feel the same way...i just havent read it yet.

I just finished Marley and me...tears. but awesome.

I also just finished To Kill a Mockingbird...again, awesome. How did I miss this book in junoir high?

Also, a collection of short stories by poe...dude was weird. but his stories have just rythem, no them out loud...sometimes they sound like a gong or something.

I dunno...I read a lot, water for elephants will forever be one of my faves, along with the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. oh, and wicked. and the historian...I should stop this before i get too carried away....