March 8, 2011

I Like To Read

Yep I said it...I like to read.  I didn't always though.  Oh no.  The only time I ever read before 2008 was in high school back in 96-98 because I had to and then in like 1999 I picked up a copy of Bridges of Madison County at Goodwill because I heard it was a great love story.  I did like it, and I even watched the movie with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep afterward.  Now this was the first time I had ever watched the movie after reading the book and I was so disappointed.  They left parts out, twisted them around, and then you don't get to hear the storytellers thoughts and feelings like you do in the book.  Boo.

Fast forward to March of 2008.  I remember dates like crazy.  I am standing at my table at Merritt's decorating cakes while Josette, a fellow decorator,  is behind me talking about Bella kissing Jacob and screwing everything up.  I asked her what the heck she was talking about since I had heard her mention them before plus some guy named Edward.  She proceeded to give me the rundown of the Twilight series.  At this point Eclipse was the last book released which is the one she was talking about.  It sounded pretty interesting and I have always liked vampire movies.  I told her I wanted to read them and the rest is history.
 So since then I have read approximately 47 books!!  You want to know what I've read?  Well OK!  The ones in (  ) I have not read because they either haven't been released or I haven't bought them yet.
 1.  Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn
2.  The Host
3.  The Vampire Diaries - Books 1, 2, 3, 4
4.  The Secret Circle - Books 1, 2, 3
5.  The Immortals - Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star (Everlasting)
6.  The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, (City of Fallen Angels)
7.  Evernight, Stargazer, Hourglass (Afterlife)
8.  House of Night Series - Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted, Burned, Awakened (+5 more not released yet)
9.  Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, (Radiant Shadows, Darkest Mercy)
10.  Shiver, Linger, (Forever)
11.  A Novel of the Menagerie - The Nimble Man, Tears of the Furies, Stones Unturned, Crashing Paradise
12.  A Certain Slant of Light
13.  The Fetch
14.  Graceling 
15.  Fire
16.  Viva la Vampire (The Last Vampire)
17.  Watchers in the Night
18.  Inventing Elliot
19.  Looking for Alaska
20.  Tersias the Oracle

Most of them are out of the teenager/young adult section.  There are a couple "adult" books I have read but I end up giggling most of the way through due to the vivid description of things that happen in the privacy of your bedroom.  Its just funny seeing certain words written on paper.  Hehe.

  I have noticed a change in my ability to comprehend what I am reading and it has broadened my vocabulary.  Luckily my reading has rubbed off on Kiera.  She has her own little bookshelf that she is very proud of.  


So I owe a great big thanks to Josette!

1 comment:

amanda torres said...

I loved the Twilight series, and I love to read when I have time. The last book I read was The Hunger Games. I could not put it down. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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