Monday, April 6, 2009

Books, Books, and Books.

So, this will probably be a long post, because I have not posted anything real in a while. I have been on a big reading kick these past few weeks, and I haven't been able to tear myself away from books long enough to do anything else. It started on Spring Break last week, I was exceptionally bored and I saw Twilight at Walmart. I picked it up. I had put off reading it, mostly because I hate mainstream, and I was tired of hearing about it at work.

It was shocking, lol. I loved it. I read the first one in one day, and then I called my sister in law and asked to borrow the others. Between Sunday and Tuesday during Spring Break I read all four books, and then I read them again. It really was an obsession and Trey was kind enough to put up with me during it. I also watched the movie, but honestly I didn't enjoy it that much. There was too much missing from the books, but it did grow on me, and I do like it now.

So that is where my life has been for the last couple of weeks. Obsessed with Twilight. I finally gave the books back to my sister in law, because it was quite literally ruining my life. I could accomplish nothing.

A couple days ago I started reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have had the book for many years, but every time I started it, I put it back down. I really just couldn't get into it. Possibly because it was such a different time, and some of the women in that book were just so idiotic, I literally wanted to punch them in the face. So I forced myself to read it. I really enjoyed it. I started getting into it about halfway through the book, and I was pleasantly surprised. It also had a great ending. Some of the parts were long and annoying, but I think that is because historical books can be hard to relate to.

So if ya'll have any other reading suggestions let me know!

6 comments:

  1. I've been reading again lately. We go to the library...much more affordable for us. :D I've read Note to Self. I thought it was very good. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet...loved this one...such a sweet story of first love, I also liked that it has historical events even though it's not a true story. Just finished Home Julie Andrew's autobiography. Amazing how far she has come. She really had been through a lot in her younger years.

    ReplyDelete
  2. My daughter read Twilight long before they even started making the movie, and she kept telling me to read it but I am not really a vampire fan and resisted...well I watched the movie and my husband and daughter kept saying the book was better. So like you I had to find out what the fuss was all about. In 2 days I read Twilight in 2 more days I read New Moon and I am now just starting Eclipse...Amazing how a book can pull you right in :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ah Twilight....once you get bitten, there's no turning back. I'm currently reading a book called "Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas" by Morgan Llewellyn. It's a sort fo interesting book about a female pirate and what she did. Though she's not half as cool as Jack Sparrow...though he's fictional. Also "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn....very strange but interesting book!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love reading but can't seem to actually read one book at a time. I don't know why but this is a weird quirk of mine I guess. I am reading Twilight right now and another book called Night Echoes that I bought from a thrift store and it looked really good and sounded good. I have many books on my 'to read' list at Goodreads and have even made a goal to read atleast 25 books this yr.:-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh yep you've been bitten! Welcome to the dark side (mwahh ha ha). Twilight is awesome isn't it! I'm trying not to finish the last book to quick. I like to read Jodi Picoult too - another really good writer.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I was also surprised how much I enjoyed it, but like you was pretty disappointed in the movie. Not too disappointed to watch it more than once, lol.

    ReplyDelete