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Twilight:Stephenie Meyer

Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)

I gave in, and read Twilight.  I had to see what all the buzz was about.  Besides, my sister really enjoyed this book, and was wanting me to read it.  So I did.

I’ll be honest, the book didn’t rock me from the start.  I almost picked it up like I would a homework assignment.  I felt the first couple of chapters were pretty weak.  I felt like I was reading Young Adult Fiction.  And when I am reading Young Adult Fiction, I don’t like to feel like it.

And then along the way, it roped me in.

So much that I stayed up way to late last night to finish it.

And that the past two nights have been filled with dreams of sexy vampires. (I mean really, how could you go wrong?)

There was action, and in many places i found myself grinning like an idiot.  I also found myself emotionally pulled into the story.  Bella is a relatable character and I am sure most women felt like her at some point in adolescence.  I also totally get the klutziness.

And who would fall at least a little bit for Edward, with his amazing grasp on his self control, and the quiet, and sometimes not-so-quiet caring he exhibits?

I see what all the fuss is about.

I put the next one, New Moon, in the library request today.  And i am almost not sure if i can wait.

 

**On Deck:  I don’t know!  Suggestions?

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Sail: James Patterson

Sail

James Patterson is one of my favorite authors.  And his books are typically pretty quick reads for me.  This one was no different, and a nice read after the marathon that was Audition

I enjoyed this book, but it jumped around a little wierdly, back and forth more than i would like.But the premise was interesting.  The Family Dunne is in desparate need of some bonding time, so on a sailing trip they go, leaving the wicked stepfather behind.  The plot and premise was somewhat predictable, but the end did surprise me.

So, not the best James Patterson I have ever read, but a nice easy read, perfect for the end of summer.

 

On Deck:  I have finally caved in and started reading Twilight. Gotta see what all the buzz is about.

Audition

A Memoir

 

I just finished Audition by Barbara Walters.  Finally.  Most books take me a weeks, two weeks max.  Not this one.  But wow, this book is dense.  I enjoyed it, because i love history.  This woman has had a fascinating life.  I have always considered her a fairly private person, but she pretty much lays it all out in this book.  About her personal, and professional life.  So if you are looking for a quick read, this isn’t it.   But if you are interested in 20th and 21st century history through the lens of one of the greatest interviewers of our time, this is your book.  If you are interested in how a woman rose up the ranks to become one of the most respected journalists the world over, this is your book.

I admire Barbara Walters more now than i did before I read this book.  I recommend it.

I am currently reading the following books:

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

and

Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, otherwise know as The Yarn Harlot

Do we see a theme here people?

Ok, i admit it, i am obessed with all things crafty.  but being crafty, and getting to read about it?  SO great!

The Friday Night Knitting Club has sucked me right in with issues of race, love, hate, friendship, parenting, and of course knitting and yarn.   When i finish, I’ll give you my final impressions.

Knitting Rules is a basic knitting terms book, though it is written in an incredibly conversational style.  I am more and more realizing the importance of doing the things i hate, such as making a swatch.  It is inspiring me to do more knitting, and be darn proud of it.

In my waiting to be read pile:  Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner.  but i am thinking I want to read Good in Bed again to reaquaint myself with the characters.

What are you reading?

What happened to my spell check?

Peace!

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