Nic ~ I swear I still read books…

11 01 2010

Ok.  So I still have been reading, I swear it!

Recently, I was off work for about 7 weeks due to a surgery.  I intended to do alot of reading, and I did indeed.  Although, due to the nature of my surgery, I actually was not able to hold a book until a lot later until I thought I would be able to.  So, I actually read LESS than I would have thought.  Anyways…now that I am able to type properly again, I am going to go on ahead and type up all the books I read the last few months.

To start with.  All the hoopla going on with New Moon, I had the urge to read not only that, but ALL the Twilight Series again.  So, I read those.  They are….whatever it is they are…no words…

It actually tires me to even think about writing a review for any, let alone all of these books.  So, I will save it up for a later date…

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KimN ~ New Moon

20 11 2009

New Moon ~ Stephanie Meyer

Everyone knows which movie came out today.  I’m going to see it on Sunday, hoping that it doesn’t suck as much as the 1st adaptation did!  Anyhow, I thought I’d try to fit a re-read of New Moon to refresh my memory of what the storyline is supposed to be so I can compare it to the movie version!

~ I finished this a while ago and read another book in between… whoops, I need to keep up!  Comments on the movie adaptation… better than Twilight, pretty true to the book, but still not great.  Rereading the book though was just as good as the first time! Obviously!  I can’t wait to re-read books 3 and 4 now.





KimN & Nic ~ TWILIGHT!!!

28 05 2009

As you may have noticed, we both count the Twilight series as an essential piece of our top reads.  We have been ramping up for a huge Twilight post since the day we christened this blog.  At the sign of a fellow Twilight lover’s own blog post, we decided it was time to begin!  Claire Colvin, you have put in to words what we could not express – we have struggled for many a moon to get to this point.  Now we better give you something good…

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So, where do we start with this epic 4-book series for teenagers? Well, first of all… its NOT just for teenagers.  Even Kim’s mom has read them!  On a side note, sometimes it can take a little convincing for a non-teenager to pick up a smash hit teenage book, at first.  It didn’t take so much convincing to pick up books 2,3, & 4.  It all actually started when Kim’s sister-in-law, Kristi, raved about Twilight at a family dinner.  Soon after that, Kim picked up the book at Costco for a mere $7, figuring that if it wasn’t so great it was only $7 anyways.  Well…. to cut to the chase, the book was GREAT and Kim absolutely flew threw it, no longer embarassed about reading a teenage vampire love story, she raved about it to everyone.  Next challenge, convincing Nicole that the book was truly THAT Great and she absolutely HAD to read it!

Nic was not about to read this book.  No way, no how.  She had just started hearing all this crazy insanity spilling forth from Tiger Beat and Teen People, and to be honest, it disgusted her.  Another tweeny bop, pop culture phenom was not something she was interested in involving herself in.  Simpletons.  So imagine her dismay when her astoundingly smart, well read and educated (not to mention astoundingly beautiful) best friend Kimberly started beaking off about these books.  Foreshame.  But Kim kept talking about just how amazing this book was.  So much so, that Nicole read it just to be able to say “OK!  I read it! And it sucked!”.  Jokes on her, cause my bad attitiude sucked!  Yeah, she read ’em.  And yeah, she FLIPPING LOVED IT.  In fact, she read the book over Christmas break.  In fact, she was so sucked into this book series that upon the completion of the book, and after the realization that she had NO access to the next book, became physically sick.  Nicole had to contact Kim and be reassured that life would be ok.  Nicole has read all of these books at least 8 times.  At least.  Judge her.  Judge her all you want.  Because she already judges herself far more harshly on this matter than anyone else ever could.  Nicole had now made it her life’s goal to enlighten all people to the fact that their happiness is pivotal to the reading of this series.

Stay tuned for more upcoming thoughts on the Twilight Saga.