Thursday, October 30, 2008

Twilight

Okay so I finished the Charlaine Harris series and I am looking forward to book number nine whenever it comes out. HBO is still doing a good job, but it has been such a long time since I found a book that I really enjoyed like these that I went a looking for more. My trip to Barnes & Noble to pick up books 4 & 5 resulted in me glancing over a set of some really pretty covers,

but frankly none of the blurbs did much for me. Well I read some online reviews and they were good so I figured what the heck. Blurbs be darned. I took a similar course and downloaded book 1 from scribd.com and got started. Geesh. I wish I had known what I was missing. The story was poignant. The characters lovely and full. The backstory for the author herself was even perfect. I am not generally fond of reaching back to teenage stories or the young adult book market but darn it I actually found myself tearing up a little for this girl. The author (Stephenie Meyer) conveyed very realistically the intensity of the emotions at that place and time in life. I stopped by Borders this time (Thanks Aunt Susan for the directions) and picked up the box set knowing that I would want this in my library for a while. All things being equal I am glad that I didn't find the series much earlier because now I only have to wait a month for the film based on book 1 (Twilight) to be released. I went online today and bought my tickets and plan on taking Hero Husband to see it. He endured my radical reading habits so I am excited to get to show him what all the fuss was about. When I called to ask if he wanted to go his only question was if I was trying to "push something on him" I assume that he was referring to the political climate which will thankfully be over by then and we will be able to relax into a great movie. I know I am looking forward to it.

1 comment:

  1. R U KIDDING! I am a huge fan. You got me beat with the reading of the books though. It took me a week and a half to get through all four. My silly friend has read them twice, back to back. Have you started reading Edwards version on her website? I haven't yet. I was sooooo hooked. I have settled down a bit. I swear for that week and a half, NOTHING GOT DONE! HA!. LEt me know what you think of the movie?
    The cast is touring at HOT TOPIX in the US. Jacob, Victoria and Vincent were in Denver today. I am an Edward fan, so I really had no interest of getting mauled by a bunch of teenage girls...LOL!
    I see you are a TRUEBLOOD fan too. We need some better looking vampires. How did you like SUndays episode? That Bill...

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