To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting

So, this weekend I did what every other tween in America probably did: I saw Twilight.
Twilight

Now before the mockery begins, I took my little sisters. That’s my excuse. :o ) I did not read any of the books, but after seeing this film, the second book seems to be calling my name. Having not read the books, I thought the writing in the film was borderline poor. The acting was very melodramatic at times, but I really loved the cinematography and the costumes. Particularly the baseball scene. Everything about that scene is great. And I must say, I kind of think Edward is dreamy.

In other book-to-film related news, my sister informed me this morning that she saw a movie poster for none other than the Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Shopaholic

About two years ago I tore through these books. Well, the first two at least. The rest of them were kind of lame. I never read Shopaholic and Baby just because after reading the second book I was a little frustrated by Kinsella’s predictably formulaic style. But I’m thinking this will be one example where the film will be better than the book, which usually does not happen. We’ll see.

Anyway, going with the book theme of this post, I’ve included my latest review on Goodreads. No offense to my super cool friend who recommended this book to me. :o ) It just wasn’t my cup of tea. I’m almost to my goal of reading 24 books in a year. It doesn’t seem like much, but it is for me. That’s about 2 books a month. I’m going to try to up my goal next year to 3 books a month.

Weekend in Paris Weekend in Paris by Robyn Sisman


My review

rating: 2 of 5 stars
My good friend recommended this book to me one day when I said I was in the mood for good chick lit. But, you know, opinions are subjective. This book was as another reviewer said, quite predictable. I thought the flow of the story was a bit choppy and not woven together very well. I found the main character Molly to be a little too air-headed for my liking. The book wasn’t horrible; I did find it tolerable enough to finish the whole thing. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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8 Comments

  1. cathy
    Posted November 24, 2008 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Twilight is an easy-read aka junior high level. Melissa thought the book was written poorly too. But the idea was captivating to her. The first classroom scene was like a joke to me. Heh.

    Oh Edward… (drools)

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  2. Posted November 25, 2008 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    Haha. Totally. But I agree that it was a captivating concept. Plus, I love vampires. Makes me nostalgic for my Buffy the Vampire Slayer days. :o )

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  3. cathy
    Posted November 25, 2008 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Have you watched Once Bitten with Jim Carrey? Oh man! One of the greatest vamp flick!

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  4. Posted November 30, 2008 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Mockery ensues!! HAHA :P

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  5. Posted December 2, 2008 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    hhehee… yeah the movie was kind of rough (plot summary: I hate you… you’re sparkly… I’d like to give up my mortal soul for you)… but seems like it could be an intriguing read :)

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  6. Posted December 2, 2008 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    aAHH!! I miss buffy too! actually some pretty kickass feminist lesbian action going on… and of course there was SPIKE… if only his accent were real!!

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  7. Posted December 2, 2008 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    ….what does it say about me that I’m so attracted to that early 90′s bleached hair?

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  8. Posted December 2, 2008 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    sorry last comment..

    okay haven’t read these books yet but bahahahah…
    http://outtheotherear.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/twilight-has-raped-the-minds-of-teenage-girls-everywhere/

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