Monday, 1 March 2010

I just don't get the hype over 'those' books (18th April 2009)

You know you have bad morning sickness when you can’t type at the pc or blog surf for more than ten minutes at a time. My days have literally been spent lying on the couch reading anything and everything that was on my shelves. The Teen knew that I was getting desperate and handed me her collection of the Twilight series thinking that they would give me some new reading matter.

YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

I read all four books because I can’t stand not finishing books but OMG they are so boring! I can see that they might appeal to early teenage girls but their appeal is lost on me. About the only thing I can say I liked was the references to Wuthering Heights, must read that again

4 comments:

TheCrone said...

1.Karen Says:

April 18th, 2009 at 6:17 pm e

I read book 3 today. The novels are easy to read - no big effort required. Once I got past the high school stuff, it was easy to be absorbed into a story about relationships - with a bit of Mills & Boone for those who wouldn’t be caught dead reading M&B Nothing like a bit of sexual tension to draw in the middle-aged wife and mother demographic! And the timeless storylines of bad boy-good girl, romantic triangle, overcoming natural instincts/divides for love - it’s got the lot. And while it’s fairly predictable, it’s something to get lost in for a day …

And you already know I like the dead guys

2.river Says:

April 19th, 2009 at 8:24 pm e

Everyone else on the web seems to think they’re the best thing since sliced bread. Which brings a question, when sliced bread was first available, what was it compared to? “This new SLICED bread is the best thing since…(?)

3.Goingalittlebitferal Says:

April 20th, 2009 at 7:36 am e

I’m quite enjoying them. But then my brain is only now letting me concentrate enough to read books again, so they are a nice light starting point.

TheCrone said...

4.Teresa Says:

April 20th, 2009 at 8:53 am e

I can’t stand the “Twilight” series….I tried to read the first one, but I agree with you (boring)….Might I suggest the Southern Vampire series (the books that HBO’s “True Blood” is based on) by Charlene Harris? She’s an excellent (and funny!) writer, and the books are way better than the series, although I love both!

I didn’t like the heroine in Twilight (Bella?), and also the fact that the vampires “sparkle” (ya gotta be kidding me!)

5.admin Says:

April 20th, 2009 at 1:08 pm e

River, you’ve hit the nail on the head! Sliced bread is exactly what they are like; completely unsatisfying, no body and generally lacking ’something’.

6.Karen Says:

April 20th, 2009 at 2:28 pm e

But easy & convenient - no effort required - is exactly what I need some days. I absolutely agree about the sliced bread being inferior - but we sometimes appreciate the easiness nonetheless.

TheCrone said...

6.Karen Says:

April 20th, 2009 at 2:28 pm e

But easy & convenient - no effort required - is exactly what I need some days. I absolutely agree about the sliced bread being inferior - but we sometimes appreciate the easiness nonetheless.

7.Whint Says:

April 21st, 2009 at 5:00 pm e

Oh lara how could you!! I am not afraid to say that I am one of those who love those books… I think they are fantastic to lose msyelf in… I love the movie too and I am definetely on the vampire side of the fence! lol

TheCrone said...

Child of the New Forest Says:

May 12th, 2009 at 6:39 am e

Yes, I agree!! I read the first one in a couple of days and was about to buy the second one but somehow as I was reading the back cover I suddenly lost interest. More Edward and Bella… no thanks. It didn’t help that the TV series characters were everywhere and they didn’t look nearly as good as I imagined they should.