First things first– are any of my YAers reading this during the summer? I hope so! 🙂 I’ve been meaning to update, but I admit, I’ve been a slacker. All of you (if any of you are reading this), can thank my professor for this update. In my writing class we have to keep both an academic journal and a personal journal. Thankfully, she is allowing me to use my blog as a personal journal. So I’ll be updating more frequently (insert hopefully huge grins on all of your faces).
To begin– Heidi and Caroline requested that I start a discussion about the movie Eclipse. I know it’s not a shocker to any of you that I saw it (Keith came too!). While it stayed closer to the book than the previous movies, I left the theater thinking “That was it?” Can any of you relate? It was one of my favorite books in the saga, and yet, I didn’t enjoy the movie that much. The battle scene was not nearly intense enough, for example. I do appreciate the history behind Rosalie and Jasper; those who have not read the books can finally understand their unexplained behavior! What are your thoughts on this? Am I totally in left field right now?
Anywho, I’m tackling that massive pile of books I received through my Donors Choose fundraiser. Since school ended I’ve read Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan, Graceling by Kristin Cashore and Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti. I actually went out and bought Something Like Fate because I wanted a pure and simple girly book 🙂 I’m working on writing book reviews for Graceling and Will Grayson, Will Grayson; I’ll post them ASAP. I can say right now that Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a super wonderful book and I hope Green and Levithan write many more books together. I encourage all of you to read it as soon as you can!
Right now I’m half way through Fire by Kristin Cashore. It’s the companion to Graceling, and quite honestly, it’s not nearly as good. I need to finish it before I can better explain what it’s missing. If it continues to be too difficult to read, I might put it aside and try Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. What have you all been reading this summer? You are reading, right?!
Don’t be shy; leave comments and generate some discussion 🙂