Saturday, August 25, 2007

Werewolves, Vampires, and Monsters, Oh My!

I finished reading the third book in the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer today called Eclipse. It was fabulous. I know half of you are shaking your heads in wonderment as to how I could love books about vampires, much less a love story about them, but if you haven't read these yet and you like romance novels (that are clean!--the author is LDS), then you've gotta give these a try. They really are a fun, sweet read. My sister Julie spent practically all of her time at Education Week this last week poring over Twilight and New Moon. I didn't think when I lent them to her that she'd not be able to put them down even to concentrate on her classes, but she said that's why she took notes. :) I don't think I neglected Sophie too much while I was reading them, since I did it mostly when she was napping or after she'd gone to bed, but my house probably wasn't as clean as it could've been. Is it ever, though? (sigh)I even got Joseph to read the first two books so that I'd have someone to discuss them with! They are pretty chick-flicky (if you can apply that term to books, too) but there was just enough "guy stuff" in them to keep his interest and for him to like them. He just skipped over the really sappy parts, which of course are my favorite! I guess they are a little juvenile, but then youth fiction is probably my favorite genre of books anyway, so I guess you can take the girl out of being a teenager but you can't take the teenager out of the girl. I'd love to hear what those of you who have read these thought about them! I won't put any spoilers here just in case you haven't read them yet and are planning on doing it, but let me just say, I'm not sure Bella chose correctly. I'm still thinking that over, though. Who would you choose?

7 comments:

maren said...

This is Maren from MBASA, I have to say I am an Edward fan all the way! Jacob is nice and all, and I dont want him to get hurt. Still, it is all about Edward!

Elizabeth said...

I am waiting for the third book from a friend, can't wait to read it! I am not sappy like this, but these books were really excellent to read, quick, entertaining and just fun!

Erin said...

I have heard SO MUCH about how good these books are! I haven't read any of them, but it sounds like I need to start!

Seth and Sharon said...

It is such a small world...So you don't know me, but I am the little sister of Allen Ackerson and I live in Michigan with my husband and kids and am really good friends with Elizabeth Elder. Once again, small world, anyway, I love these books as well and I am number five on hold waiting to get my copy at the library.

Jeff and Alison said...

I have heard so much about them tha I just couldn't resist any longer. Yesterday, I started Twilight. I think I am going to love it. I love vampire books though. Has anyone read The Historian?? It's one of my favorites! Becky, if you haven't read it, you should check it out from the lib. Jeff and I read it out loud together. I can't wait to finish this one.

jes said...

i dreamed last night that jacob decided that he was in love with me instead of bella.

i guess even my subconscious finds the decision somewhat obvious.

Laura said...

I haven't read those books yet, but I want to. I've heard they're great.
Your blog is so fun to read Becky. You guys are always doing fun things. Sophie is so cute!
So I found out that I do know your uncle! He is the high counsel man over our ward. Such a small world!