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“When anybody asks, 'What are you writing about now?' if I try to reply, the book-in-the-works sounds so idiotic to me that I think, 'Why am I trying to write that puerile junk?' So now I give up; if I could talk about it, I wouldn't have to write it."
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

 

Reading Update

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Well, the giving-the-book-back-and-kindly-refusing-the-next-in-the-series conversation went reasonably well. I took Jeana's advice and told her I had too many other books to read right now, which is true anyway so it's not like I was lying.

Then I read "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer.

As an aside, yes, I loved the Twilight series. And no, I don't care who thinks I'm a barbaric heathen for it. See? No apologies.

I have to say, I did not enjoy "The Host" nearly as much as I did the "Twilight" series. That's not to say it wasn't a good book. It just didn't draw me in to the story the way Meyer's other books did. It is still a well-written story with an enjoyable plot, but it is a little too predictable, and I didn't identify with the characters like in the "Twilight" books. Maybe that's because I've been a teenage girl before; I've never been an alien inhabiting another person's body.

That said, if you're thinking about reading "The Host", then by all means go ahead and read it. It is a good book. Just remember that it is different from "Twilight".

So, what am I reading now? "Jane Eyre", of course! My favorite book of all time. The movie is coming out in just 9 days and I must finish before then! I'm on page 160 of 527. I'm not generally a very fast reader, but this is "Jane Eyre" – I have no doubt I will succeed.

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At 3/03/2011 9:08 AM, Anonymous HolyMama! wrote:

"Maybe that's because I've been a teenage girl before; I've never been an alien inhabiting another person's body." Ahhh, GW. that's why I love you. I read the TW books, too, but will skip this one.

 

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