Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Reading and Reviews

While in Hawaii, I finished Three Cups of Tea, but I also read Twilight. I've both lived through my own teen angst and read about it, and this is another story showcasing teen angst with the added excitement of vampires. I completely understand the hype with tweens around this book. I'm a little confused at the many adult women who seem to be completely enthralled with this book though.

The closest I can come to serious discussion of this book is to say that it is a great gateway into Harlequin romances. As far as a quick and easy read with a story that keeps you interested, it works. The funniest thing about this book is that the DH read about every third page over my shoulder and got the story without having to read the whole book.

I appreciate the interest and I plan to see the movie, but Twilight is mediocre writing at best. (Sorry Ann!)

So, now I'm moving on to other reading. I'm looking at the stack of books and trying to decide what's next. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I can go to the library if it's not already sitting on my shelf waiting for me to get to it.


Duchess said...

I loved Three Cups of Tea.

I couldn't agree with you more about Twilight. I couldn't force myself to read the other two.

I really enjoyed Freakonomics, Blink, and I am currently reading One Red Paperclip, which is simply written, but interesting (all the better that it's true,) and very funny.

Orange said...

I am blasphemous here in UT for not liking the Twilight books. Anyway, maybe you've already read them, maybe you don't like historical/fantasy fiction, but I'm really liking Juliet Marillier's books lately. Her first was Daughter of the forest, and is part of a trilogy.
Her writing has really evolved since then, but all that I've read is good.

I'll have to see if I can get Three Cups of Tea from my lib. thanks for the suggestion!

Becky said...

I actually liked reading the Twilight books, of course, my husband is in Iraq so anything gives me a cheap thrill, I can't see myself going to see the movie, I think it looks dumb....

Steve said...

Three Cups of Tea is on my reading list. I have heard so many good things about it.

I just finished the Biography of Sojourner Truth. It was a moving book and I highly recommend it.