Monday, September 04, 2006

Marathon Reading Weekend

Well, you don't come across a 500 page book everyday--at least not one you're willing to read...but I did, and it was stupendous! I actually first read about Twilight by Stephenie Meyer on Romancing the Blog. I think Misa Ramirez was hyping it, and then plenty of commenters were adding their agreement. So...obviously I checked it out. Figuratively and literally. The first time I checked it out from the library, I started reading but was already in the middle of another book. I couldn't renew it because someone else wanted it--but I really didn't want to let it go.

This week, Tuesday, I got it back, and I've been tenaciously working my way through. I don't believe I've ever read a vampire romance (and I never really had the desire to), but this one I devoured. First of all the heroine is a teen and rather mysterious--I'm thinking there are still some mysteries surrounding her that maybe will get cleared up in the sequel, New Moon, which was released Aug 21. (My library does not yet have a copy). Secondly, she falls in love with a vampire who finds her 'scent' overwhelmingly appealing, and it's all he can do not to feast on her! And third, they somehow fall in love and have to deal with the difficulties that entails (along with a few other bumps in the road). I can't say enough! I highly, highly recommend this book.

I also recommend visiting Ms. Meyer's website. She has a lot of extras posted that are very fun and interesting as well. Apparently MTVfilms, Paramount, and Maverick films have bought the movie rights, and I hope they follow through. This could be an edge-of-your-seat thriller...with a side of romance.

Whew...now on to the next book on my TBR stack: Dress Rehearsal by Jennifer O'Connell.

And no, I haven't worked on my WIP since Friday. But I've thought about it a lot...

8 comments:

Amanda Brice said...

You;'ll really like DRESS REHEARSAL. It's very funny!

I didn't do much reading this weekend, although I did have a marathon writing weekend. 13250 words!!!!!!! That would be 53 pages...

I'm now only 8 pages from typing THE END and then the editing begins...

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Wow! Maybe I should have written instead of read. No way I would have pushed out 53 pages, but still...

Just out of curiosity, how do you know you're 8 pages from the end? That seems pretty specific.

Colleen Gleason said...

I'm trying to get my daughter to read it...I really want to myself, but...500 pages that I know will suck me in and make me less productive now that the kids are off at school...

I love the cover.

Karitown said...

Don't feel bad. I haven't worked on Wip in....I can't remember!! Thanks for checking out my blog, and yours is great.

Trish Ryan said...

Wow - you've earned yourself a brownie for reading that many pages! I read War & Peace last summer on a dare from my cousin, and thought it would never, ever end. Sounds like your book was a tad more engaging :)

Let us know how you like DRESS REHERSAL - it's on my "to read" pile!

Amanda Brice said...

I don't KNOW I'm 8 pages from the end but I'm pretty darn sure. Around 8. It's a mystery and it's outlined out very specifically and I have one last scene to go. And I know exactly how long my scenes are, so I'd say it's between 7 and 10 pages left, but I'm gonna say 8.

That's my final answer.

Of course, much of it will likely end up on a cutting room floor once I start shredding it this weekend!

Amanda Brice said...

I don't KNOW I'm 8 pages from the end but I'm pretty darn sure. Around 8. It's a mystery and it's outlined out very specifically and I have one last scene to go. And I know exactly how long my scenes are, so I'd say it's between 7 and 10 pages left, but I'm gonna say 8.

That's my final answer.

Of course, much of it will likely end up on a cutting room floor once I start shredding it this weekend!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Trish,
Where do I get my brownie? ;)

Kari,
Thanks for visiting and the compliment.

Colleen,
Try, try, try to convince your daughter. It's SOOO good. She'll know in the first few pages, I think, whether she'll like it or not.