Saturday, October 10, 2009

I love a love story

On the advice of a friend and out of curiosity, Jordan and I picked up the movie Twilight and watched it. It was good. Then, back when I was pregnant, I started reading the book. The first few chapters of setup made it hard for me to get into, and on top of that, I didn't have much time for reading it because there were several pregnancy/childbirth books I was trying to finish. After the baby was born and I was spending long stretches of time rocking and nursing her, I decided to pick it back up.

Once I got going, I couldn't stop. I polished off Twilight and the next three books faster than anything I've ever read in my life, and then I was left fumbling around for something even half as good to read.

I don't care about vampires in particular, but I love a love story, and Twilight is one. Now my husband is on book three and we are passing the books to my mom as he finishes them. She is on the second one.

Now I am in a quandary over what to read next. I want to read Pushed, but it'd also be nice to have something fun too. I am pretty picky, I guess, because there are a lot of unfinished books on my shelf that just left me... underwhelmed. I love short stories because they aren't much of a commitment.

What are you reading? What would you recommend I read next?


Beth said...

I like the books by Emily Giffin...she has only written 4 and I'm on the 4th right now. (oh, and I read all 3 books by Alice Sebold after you recommended Lucky way back)

Pen In Cheek said...

My recent favorites:

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

Congrats on your beautiful family!