Friday, August 29, 2008

Twilight Drama

I don't know how many of you had heard, but Stephenie Meyer is not going to write/finish "Midnight Sun" which was the book from Edwards point of view. Apparently someone got hold of a rough draft and posted it illegally on the internet and she doesn't want to finish it now.

Click HERE to read from Stephenie's blog.

I am so sad, but I totally understand why she doesn't want to write it, I would be upset too. What do you think?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Midwives - review

Ok. So I TRIED this book. I thought I would like it since my SIL, Kami recommended it, but I didn't take into consideration the amount of description there would be about the birthing process. I am deathly afraid of medical things, especially birth. I have given birth and I really don't want to repeat it, but I will because I love kids, but......this book was WAY to descriptive. I really didn't make it far because I cringed after almost every sentence. I know, I have issues, I am not denying it. This will have to be a time where one of you has read it and can review it for me.

Erin and I both are a little slow this month because we have been on vacation and have been super busy, so please forgive us. August is always a crazy month.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Breaking News ...

Some of you might have heard already but I just found out ... the movie version of Twilight was originally slated to be released December 12th of this year - but has been moved up three weeks and is now opening right before Thanksgiving on November 21st.

Great news!

(Unless you're a Harry Potter fan -- the movie was moved up when they announced the postponement of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince until next summer - it was supposed to open November 21st.)

August 15th Pick

So I know you've all been waiting on pins and needles to find out what the August 15th book pick is ... I know, I know, I've been busy. Luckily now I'm all settled in at Darci's house in California and this is literally the first chance I've had in a week to get online and update this blog with my pick.

I didn't really have a book in mind to pick, but Darci had this one on her shelf and it looks good. I've actually started reading it already and I really like it so far ... it's The Rest of her Life by Laura Moriarty. It's about a mother and daughter relationship and how a chance accident both strains and builds their relationship.

It's endorsed by Jodi Picoult, who we both really like, so I'm hoping this book is as good as Jodi's good books are. Who's going to read it with us?

Friday, August 8, 2008

Breaking Dawn - review

Where ooh where to begin??????

Ok, so this is my take on the book and of course, not all of you felt the same, that is why we are here to discuss it and see what everyone thought, right???

To give you some background on me, I LOVED Twlight and New Moon I could not put those down and stayed up late to finish them, but Eclipse did not hold me as much, don't get me wrong it was great but just not as good as the other 2. I got really annoyed at Bella, I love Edward, oh no I love Jacob, fiasco. So, Breaking Dawn was a little like Eclipse to me, I could put it down, and I got a little annoyed at Bella when she was Preggers because she was willing to die to save her child and all the crazy stuff that was going on with the pregnancy I just didn't like. I thought that the baby would have to be killed anyway because it would be a crazy Vamp like every "baby Vampire" that we had heard about from the previous books, so why was she willing to die to save the baby that would just have to be killed anyway!!! I did not like that part and wanted her to get rid of the baby just like Edward and Jacob wanted her to do. I was glad that it worked out and the baby was born and was not a crazy "baby Vampire". It was great to have Edward turn Bella into a vampire, finally!!!

Besides that part I really loved all that happened. I loved the Honeymoon, boy did it get my juices flowing, good thing my husband was around. It was about time that they had sex, huh?? I LOVED Bella as a Vamp, she just kicked butt and her personality was different to me and I liked her so much better. I was happy that she married Edward, I was not a Jacob fan atleast not for her. Luckily for those Jacob fans out there, he gets what he has wanted in this book, and that is to be over Bella and to have someone of his own. I TOTALLY guess that Bella's baby was going to be Jacobs "imprint", did you??? I saw that one coming and was super happy about it because you sort of did feel sorry for Jacob. The baby's name, Renesmee, was a mouthful and it did distract me because it was hard for me to remember how to pronounce it, but she was just so sweet and I loved her ability. How cool would it be to just touch someone and show them what you feel and want and not have to speak?!?!?

I was upset about Alice and that she felt that she needed to leave, but I kept hoping that she left to help them out. So it was a great moment when she came back just in time to save them all from the Volturi. Good thing she brought Nahuel,the other half vamp half human, to show the Volturi that half vamp half humans can be controlled.

I was going to be so mad if Stephenie Meyer ended it where they all died and Jacob escaped with Renesemee to raise her. She really had you thinking that for a time and I was not happy. Who knew Bella with her super power would be the hero? She was always so clumsy and uncoordinated, I love her has a Vampire. When it ended I was still hoping for more because it seem to be an abrupt ending and needed something else. It was sort of anti-climatic with the whole Volturi thing, not having some sort of fight. Didn't you want some little bit of a fight? I wonder if Stephenie Meyer just didn't have it in her to write one.

Ok, what did you think???

Monday, August 4, 2008


Check in here when you're done reading Breaking Dawn. We'll have a review post up in a few days to discuss it.