Friday, October 23, 2009

What i've been up to....

All blogging has been pushed to the side by a series of large novels that i finally decided, a year later, i better finish before Hollywood ruined for me--a certain teen-aged romance series about certain pale-skinned beauties and their hairy enemies. I regretfully say that i am not a huge fan. I did like the last book. And I liked some things about the books, but overall....not a huge fan (sorry emily, isa, lindsay, amber, isa, april, isa, stephanie, alisa, emily, liz, melissa, emily, elise, and isa!!) Keep in mind, however, that I've read a total of 11 books since college....7 of which were Harry Potter, and 4 of which were, well, these. So, really my judgement is completely irrelevant and unimportant, and I should be banned from all discussions on all literature. period. I have the attention span of a 4 year old, a vocab of a 12 year old, and the opinions of a crotchety, know-it-all 80 year old. i should really just be banned from life. definitely from book clubs.

oh, and i listened to "wicked" on tape. interesting and creepy.

the only sad thing about finishing these books NOW rather than 1+ years ago is that no one wants to talk about them anymore. it's all so, well, last year. And, although i'm not in love with them, I got stuff i wanna say. And this isn't the place to say it. I need another "newborn" to discuss this with....anyone? anyone's tweeny daughter?

well, at least it's over now and i can blog about what we've REALLY been up to. where to start...

6 comments:

Isa said...

lol, don't apologize. I get all the critique, no I "get" it, and still I can't help but loving them.

Harry Potter on the other hand... Ugh. Although much better written and much more worth to be called literature.

Heck, sometimes you need a greasy extra-cheesy cheeseburger in your life and that's what Twilight is. ;)

Anyway. I'm intrigued: You liked the last book? That's the one I HATED.

Just Us said...

Yes - the books are SO LAST YEAR. :) (now you need to read the Hunger Games series - though I would wait until the third one comes out next year. Not cheesy and a lot more gory, but a very exciting read)

That is funny you liked the last book the best. the last book was probably my least favorite (I didn't HATE it though). It wrapped up everything nicely in a neat package and made everyone happy in the end.

My view of the books was definitely tainted by the movie. Edward was NOT the Edward I had envisioned in my mind. Since then, the books do not have the flavor it once did for me. Although - it did change my mind a little about Jacob. :)

I just read a very interesting article I thought you might like:
http://www.ldsmag.com/books/091020meyer.html

Most of the things she wrote I had already recognized, but it was nice to read it written so eloquently. There were also a few other themes I would have added too...
And I too have recognized there are serious flaws in Bella and Edward's relationship as well....

But in truth, I loved the books. they are a great escape from real life. You may like the Host better. Not as sappy.

Emili said...

Um, please don't watch Twilight the movie, it's not worth the $1 to rent it from redbox. I loved the books, but I can't stand the way they were ruined with the horrid portrayal on film.

Before even reading the comments I was going to recommend "Hunger Games". I totally agree it is the next best hit in the teenage book world. It's an easy read and super exciting, I couldn't put it down.

And pretty much, that's all I fell like I've read since college, Harry Potter, Twilight, (oh, and I did really like "The Host" too, and the "Hunger Games" books.)

merathon said...

i still refuse to read those books. many people have tried to convince me, but NO ONE can make me!

merathon said...

oh, and P.S.-- the 7 books i've read since college are HP, HP, HP, HP, HP, HP, and HP!

Melissa said...

You are right. Those books are last year but I am glad you finally read them. Now you can watch the movies and understand what is going on. Either you like them or you hate them. I didn't mind them. The movie was horrible so I am hoping for something better this year. I agree with the last commenter. You need to read the Hunger Games. We read it and loved it. Now we are just waiting to get the sequel.