Sunday, March 15, 2009

Twilight Saga

So it took me exactly four days to rip through these books!!! They were fantastic!!!!!! I can't believe that I hesitated for so long. My patients have been reading these books for some time now and I just didn't seem interested. At first my thought was, "these are kids books". Then I rationialized not reading since they were about vampires and werewolves...umm...okay. I finally couldn't take all the buzzing. I hate when people are all talking about a book and I haven't read it. I feel out of touch. So I decided to go to my local library, which is shaky at best and reserve the one copy of Twlight they had. It came about a week after my reservation and I picked it up. I was in the middle of a so-so book called Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp. I read the first chapter of Twlight and I was HOOKED. I couldn't focus on anything else. Working, eating, breathing all seemed silly if I couldn't get on with the book. Its a beautifully written love story with bite <--pun intended! Stephenie Meyer weaves a great story and unlike J.K. Rowling she doesn't leave a character unexplained. Don't get me wrong J.K. is awesome, but Stephenie is closing ranks. The story is set in Washington town called Forks, with its lush green setting and dreary forcasts. Forks is the perfect town for some "vegetarian" vampires to live and co-habitate with humans. I don't want to give too much away I want everyone who reads these books to soak them up with no preconceived notions. They are magical like a Rowlings book, inherently lovely like an Austen story, and fun to read in a way that is so very Stephenie Meyer. Besides who can't appreciate a book by a Cougar (Rise and Shout!)!!!!!


Kerry said...

Oh, I see why you procrastinated sending your cards! Ha ha! Just kidding! These are awesome! The DVD comes out Saturday!

Glenn and Natalie said...

Wow, did you get paid for that inspiring tribute? ;-)

I just read book one. I know what yu mean about hesitating to get into them...not what I would pick at random, but with everyone talking about them & too wanted to see what they were all about!

I haven't read the whole series, so I'll reserve most of my judgement for when I'm done. I am definitely not a big fan like you, but it was alright. I'm glad that you liked them so much!

porter family said...

so i guess i am the only person left now that hasnt read them? dang. i have no intentions to either.