My very good friend Diana presented me with an early Christmas present last Thursday - she figured if she didn't give it to me right away, I would go out and get it myself. And she would have been right! She gifted me with the complete 4-volume set of the Twilight series! Yep - the teen age Vampire books the current movie craze was based on! http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight.html
Book for kids? I think not .. I mean, Harry Potter was susposedly a book for kids and I read the entire series .. twice! And read the final volume the day after I received it, all in one day!
I'd heard good things about "Twilight", the first in the series, and they weren't kidding! I went to bed early, around 9:30pm, book in hand. I turned the light out at 3:20am. Well, actually I had turned the light off around 2am, but couldn't stop thinking about the characters .. and turned it back on. I read that entire book before I could let myself go to sleep!!
I'm not a 'vampire' reader. My sister in law had given me an Anne Rice once and I thought 'gagggg'. I didn't even care for the movies, and I'm not a Buffy fan by any means. In a book club I was in, one of the books that was suggested was
Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Book 1 by Mary Janice Davidson) - which had to be about the funniest book I'd read in a long time (funny like the Stephanie Plum Novels by Janet Evanovich - where you can't really read them with someone sleeping next to you because you burst out giggling or laughing all of the time!). Once I had read that book, I HAD to read the next in the series, and on and on. In the back of one of those books was an exerpt chapter from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. And I was really hooked! These are super novels - mysteries actually, that just happen to have 'creatures of lore from the darkness' in them. I'm anxiously awaiting the next volume to be released .. that's the problem with great series. You end up having to wait!!
I will admit that I did 'try' another vampire writer who is susposed to be great and .. gagggg again .. that was a mistake. You HAVE to have characters you can get involved with in order to read a series!
I had just read ALL of the J.D. Robb "In Death" novels (by Nora Roberts) again .. starting from book 1 and ending with #25!! I had the latest one out - Creation In Death - and got it into my wee little brain that i HAD to read them all again, one by one and in order, before I started that one.
Then I decided I had to read ALL of the Kathy Reichs novels .. these are the books that the TV show "Bones" is based on. She's a forensic anthropologist .. think CSI type stuff (and I wonder WHY I have weird dreams!!). Now I'm caught up on everything she's had out .. and that's where Twilight came in. I NEEDED something new to read!!! THANK YOU DIANA!!
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