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Friday, July 11, 2008

I Miss My Book!

As I sit here, trying to cool down from my work out this morning, I have a thought bouncing around in the void where my brain used to reside about a book I recently finished:


Don't you love it when you find a good book? Don't you love it when the characters are engaging, the story line intriguing, and the plot exciting? I found such a book this week. The Host by StephEnie Meyer (I highlight the "E" in her name because I spelled her name wrong once and I want to make sure never to make such an atrocious error again!) ;-)

Anyway, I picked up the book (stole the book is a better description) from Aly who was too slow in reading it. I found the first chapter or two a little confusing as I tried to get into the book, but then WHAM!! I was completely engaged in it. I read as I cooked dinner; I read as I did dishes; I went to bed early so I could read propped up by my pillow; I read as I drove the children to and from activities; I read during Sunday School & Sacrament Meeting. Okay, I am being a little dramatic, but you get the gist. I finished the book much faster than I wanted to. After I read the last page and closed the cover, I felt a little bit lonely. I missed the characters. I missed life in the caves and the stress of the raids. Who knew a book about aliens would totally capture my imagination like this?


I can answer that question easily! The same person that writes books about vampires can obviously write compelling books about aliens! (What an imagination StephEnie has!)


I'm now looking for another good book to read. Do you have any suggestions?

While I was looking for an image of the book, I found this review. I thought it mirrored my own thoughts on the book very closely!

6 comments:

Yvonne said...

I am reading the book right now--rather slowly I might add. (Not because I'm not interested, just a lot going on ; )

I'm glad you liked it--I have really enjoyed what I've read thus far.

No suggestions for new books, but go to this blog,
http://2kidsandtired.blogspot.com

Wees said...

Sorry, no recommendations from me, unless you want to read "The River of Doubt." (It's about Theo. Roosevelt traversing some jungle river. I'm not very far into it but so far, it's good.)

And your family photo at the top of the page is fab. Looks like you guys are hangin' in the jungle too. (Maybe it's just Adam's hat though. Or the lush, thick greenery behind you. Or both.) But it's really good.

Kristi said...

Smelli,
I had no idea you were so obsessed with Stephenie Meyer. I read the entire Twilight series in 2 weeks and was left with the same lonely feeling. I will have to read The Host now. I love your widget for Breaking Dawn! It's great. We'll have to chat about it after it comes out.

thorkgal said...

I was awaiting your review. Cool. Now I dare read it. I was a little stand offish wondering if she could do it after the Twilight series. Good to know she's a true author.
Right now I'm reading "Return from Tomorrow" just started it because I couldn't wait, and "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" I love it.

thorkgal said...

I was awaiting your review. Cool. Now I dare read it. I was a little stand offish wondering if she could do it after the Twilight series. Good to know she's a true author.
Right now I'm reading "Return from Tomorrow" just started it because I couldn't wait, and "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" I love it.

Marci and Sarah! said...

hey, i've heard the host is good, but i just haven't ever gotten around to reading it. and now that you've read it and approve of it, maybe i'll put a little more effort into making it happen. :]

also, i LOVE your layout for your blog! its adorable!