Saturday, January 31, 2009

Here We Go Again...

My husband thinks I'm pathetic. So does Mike, that man I co-teach with. I can tell that other people are holding back from rolling their eyes at me, at least until they turn their backs, when I mention the series. But, then there are those who are all too willing the discuss the series with me. It's bad....really bad. I started reading the Twilight Series again. I can't help myself. I even told myself that I would go slowly and savor it this time around. But I just can't do that. I cannot put the books down.

So, that is the reason for my lack of posts and now that I think about it...it was the reason before. There are four books in the series Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. However, she did start writing a fifth book called Midnight Sun and this book is the same as Twilight but written in Edward's voice. You can read a few chapter of it here - it's free - a legal.

I would like to promise that this is my last entry about Twilight, but I can't make that promise.

I am about halfway through The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and I have to say, it's not bad. I absolutely love Edgar - he is such a sweet boy, as I'm reading I picture my own son as this character. Except that Edgar doesn't yell - EVER!

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas- This book can be read in about a day. This is a very easy read - another book geared toward teenagers, but it does have a powerful message. It would be a great book to discuss with my own students. This is also a movie - I haven't seen it...yet.

3 comments:

bekah said...

you know, even though I still havent read the twilight series, it doesnt bother me one bit to hear people rave about it. I think its pretty cool that a book conjured completely out of one person imagination can hold on to people the way it does.

I was the same way about Harry Potter, and almost every other book I read. Matt is such a good sport with it too. He sits and listens like a champ while I ramble about things he is not interested in.

ladyfi said...

Twilight is like Harry Potter for teenage girls! I read the first book a couple of weeks ago. It was simply written - but very good at capturing the teen love obsession thingy - and of course, the end was so exciting I literally had to stay up reading it!

I haven't bought the other three books in the series: would you recommend them? My friend thought they weren't as good except for the last one which she said was the best in the series.

Nora said...

Ladyfi,
It depends on who you are. I personally thought the 1st book was the best, then the 3rd, the 4th and last the 2nd.
But others I spoke with liked the 3rd the best.
There are also discussion boards dedicated to bashing the 4th book.