May 29, 2007


I stayed up (much too late) last night finishing "Twilight." Since it's technically classified as "Young Adult Fiction," I never would have picked it up if it hadn't been "assigned" reading for the book club I'm in. (Though I read.... and loved.... all of the "Harry Potter" books without thinking twice.) But, I suppose there is a little bit of teenager left in me. Besides, how could I resist reading a New York Times Bestseller written by someone who has so much in common with me... we went to the same college where we both majored in English, she grew up next door to me (well, actually the city next door... I guess there she has more in common with Jay), is a member of the same church as me, and she married a guy from Arizona and is the mother of 3 children, just like me! We both dreamed of being "published" but I'm afraid that's where the similarity ends.

But I digress.

I'm not giving anything away by telling you that one of the central characters is a vampire, because it says so on the back of the book (which I think was a mistake... it would have been much more fun to discover this fact along with the heroine). This is another reason why I would never have read this book... I simply don't read "vampire books." However, this isn't really a vampire book. But it is a fun read. I hope they make the movie.

I'm anxious to start on the sequel.


  1. I'll be anxious to see what you think of the sequel. I won't tell you my response and tell you read it. Tara and I read these books together and it was so fun. Definitely teenage fiction, not that greatly written. Which leads me to my next thought: YOU are a far superior writer. PUBLISH ALICE. What would you write about???????

  2. Rodrigo9:49 PM

    Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

  3. What the heck? Sorry Rodrigo, whoever you are, but I don't speak spanish. Could someone please translate this comment for me?

  4. Jen, I don't know what I would write about... I guess that's the problem. Where would I find time to write a novel anyway?

  5. Stephenie and her husband both grew up in the stake where I live now, so when our book club read it, one of the ladies who knows her called her and asked her to come to our book club. She was on a promotional tour so she couldn't make it, but we haven't given up the idea for next year if we read New Moon or the third one.

    New Moon is on my nightstand waiting for me to get to it. Funny that I don't usually read at night anymore. I usually blog until I'm completely exhausted.

  6. Rodrigo is speaking Portuguese. I think it's an advertisement for something he wants you to click on. I wouldn't click on it, for fear of a virus or something.

    Do you have a date in mind for Sedona?


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