August 5, 2010
Never Thought I'd be a Fan.....
As previously mentioned, my laptop power cord died and I had to wait for a new one. The Hubby provided me with a temporary replacement desktop, but it's not the same. Where's the portability? I can't take a desktop in the kitchen and surf while I'm cooking. I can't sit on the couch and visit my favorite blogs while pretending to watch "Fanboy and Chum-Chum" with my six year old. Try curling up with desktop in bed. Not possible. They just don't do it for me.
So, since using the replacement was out, I decided to pick up a book. Truthfully, I haven't read for pleasure in years. I usually pick up a book, read a third of it and never finish it. The last great books I read were One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Red Tent: A Novel.
We bought our daughter The Twilight Saga Collection for Christmas of last year. With all the excitement around the Twilight Movies which she enjoyed, we thought it would make for a good gift. She screamed with joy when she saw the books Christmas morning!!! Seven months later, she still hadn't read them.
I had never seen the Twilight movies so I only knew about them from media and what others had told me. I knew that it was a teenege-girl-in-a-love-triangle-with-a-vampire-and-werewolf kind of book. I picked up the first book, 'Twilight'. Initially, I was not impressed, but I kept reading on. About a 3rd of the way through, the book gets really good.
Now let me clarify something here. "The Twilight Saga" of books are a great read, NOT great literature. I think Bella is a silly little girl with low self esteem. If I had a daughter like her, I'd cry myself to sleep every night. It can make impressionable young girls think that love can conquer all. Even if the boy they love has a darkside. It's not for kids or even tweens. I would take it so far to say it's not for immature teenage girls. That being said, I finished the whole series in two weeks. If I could have read non-stop without having to pause to bathe, eat, take care of the kids, cook dinner and have conversations with my husband I would've done it. It is attention grabbing. Read it if your not offended by a fictional vampires and werewolves.