Sunday, September 28, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

I'm admitting to my guilty pleasure my sister has enticed me by gifting me a book for my birthday...I must state these are not the typical books I like to read so I was pleasantly surprised when I did like them and "got hooked!" The books are written by Stephenie Meyer and titled: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. I have always been an avid reader, but sadly between business and having to steal time for art I quit reading unless a good author comes along that hooks me! That's exactly what with this new series did, damn my sister for tempting me with this drug! I'm very excited to learn that the first book will be made into a movie coming out Nov. 21st.

They're classified as young adult books, but none the less they have been fun to read. Although, I would consider them light reading and rather doubt they would win any great literary awards I did them enjoy. I think it helped that I had no clue about them and was not caught up in the hype therefore I had no preconcieved expectations so there was no disappointment on my part.

Read the following Summary from Twilight the book One:

Bella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

From School Library JournalGrade 9 Up–When Bella Swan moves from sunny Phoenix to Forks, Washington, a damp and dreary town known for the most rainfall in the United States, to live with her dad, she isn't expecting to like it. But the level of hostility displayed by her standoffish high school biology lab partner, Edward Cullen, surprises her. After several strange interactions, his preternatural beauty, strength, and speed have her intrigued. Edward is just as fascinated with Bella, and their attraction to one another grows. As Bella discovers more about Edwards nature and his family, she is thrown headlong into a dangerous adventure that has her making a desperate sacrifice to save her one true love. One of the more original vampire constructs around, this recording of Stephenie Meyers debut novel (Megan Tingley Books, 2005) is narrated with great style by Ilyana Kadushin, who makes the infinitely romantic tale of star-crossed lovers resonate with a bittersweet edge. Although Edward and Bellas romance and subsequent danger develops slowly, the pacing is appropriate for teens who want learn all the details in this suspenseful tale. An excellent purchase for both school and public libraries.–Charli Osborne, Oxford Public Library, MI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  1. My daughter gave me the first one to read, I read it in 1-1/2 days and I work full time. She gave me the other 3 last week. I am now into book 3, 1/2 way through it. I am hooked!

  2. I have also read the first two. Love them, love them, and love them again and can't wait for the movie!!!!!! Sharon, down the street.

  3. Aileen I'm with ya! My daughter (11) read all 4 books in one week and begged me to read them because she knows I am vampire obsessed. I'm 1/2 way thru the second one and yes I am hooked. I'm a 45 year old vampager. Get it. I can't be a teenage so I'm a vampager. Geesh I crack myself up. Anyway. I totally relate.

  4. well I guess it's better than chocolate. thanks a lot, very much.

  5. Aileen,
    I've not had much time to surf the net lately what with being knee deep (or is ncek deep?)in nursing school, so I haven't checked out your blog in a while, but I just had to leave you a comment here- better late than never, huh?
    My daughter (16) went on and on and ON about these books, telling me that I just HAD to read them and all I kept thinking was, "teenage vampires- yea, right". She finally wore me down and I loved them... I nearly went through withdrawls when she took the third one on a Habitat for Humanity trip and I couldn't get it from the library. I had to wait nearly a WEEK for her to get it back to me and I read the whole thing in two days. (This was before I went back to classes at the end of August...)
    I wanted to tell you about her other book, "The Host". It is nothing like the Twighlight series, but it is an incredibly good read- geared more for adults. I actually thought it was better than the Twighlights- in a different way. If you have a chance to read it, I think you'd enjoy it.