Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Book Club

I joined a book club at the beginning of this year. I love to read, but haven't read as much as I used to since having kids, so it's provided some motivation to get back into reading. I grew up reading mostly classics over 100 years old (more recently I've read mostly non-fiction), so it's been a good opportunity for me to branch out a little and try some new stuff.

I just finished reading "The Host," by Stephenie Meyer for book club. We were supposed to read "Freakonomics"- which I was really excited to read- but the book got changed at the last minute. I was very disappointed... it was only extremely grudgingly that I started reading "The Host." Maybe it's just the stubborn side of me, but the "Twilight" books are so over-hyped right now-- it seems like EVERYBODY is in love with them-- that I was trying to avoid Stephenie Meyer altogether as a reaction to it, a protest for finer "literature" or just a way to be different. Besides, I'm not into sci-fi at all and this book is about alien body-snatchers. But, shock of all shocks, I finished the book and I actually really enjoyed it. Who would have thought?

So should I break down and actually read the Twilight series? Should I succumb and become one of the crowd? ;) Let me know what you think... or if you have any other good reads you recommend.

7 comments:

Lara said...

I am not a fan of the Twilight books. However, the story is intriguing and you might like it. I liked the Host 20 times more than I liked the Twilight saga. I only read the Twilight books so people would stop bugging me and I could see what all the hype was about. :)

Are you a member of good reads?

K kid said...

I'm not a member or goodreads-- I do "iread" on facebook. Is it worth trying?

Lara said...

I don't do the facebook one, so not sure.

On good reads you can see what your friends are reading, plus read other people's reviews of books. I really, really like it.

I'll send you an invite.

Rebecca said...

Don't succomb!

Rebecca said...

Oh, and I may have mispelled that word succumb. Maybe . . . speaking of words, you want to get rid of the word verification step? They're so time consuming! : )

rlmquest said...

I loved the Host more than the Twilight series! I read the Twilight series books 1-3 in 3 days before it became so popular over a year ago. Now that it is a craze it kind of bugs me...the last book was not good! Stick to the classics!!!!

Greek Goddess said...

Hurray! Someone like me. I've been avoiding the Twilight books, too, because of all the hype and the fact that EVERYONE is reading them.