Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Moon

New Moon By: Stephenie Meyer.

This is only the second time I have read this book, I have read twilight so much that I figured I should just read through the series again. Usually this book wouldn't take me so ling but with school and all the reading that is involved with my classes it did take awhile...plus all the other books I am reading as well in between my text books. :p I really love this series though. My husband has asked me numerous times what it is about this series and Edward Cullen that makes girls go crazy over these books. After I finished this last night I though about his question again and I think I figured it out. It's not so much that the books are about werewolves and vampires and the constant struggle between the two. Or the fact that Edward is the vision of "perfection" or that Jacob is the meaning of strong and safe. I think the reason why girls love this book so much is because the relationship that Bella has with these two are the ideal relationship that all girls wish they had. Particularly the relationship with Edward and Bella. Every girl dreams of finding the kind of love that lasts forever and is so deep and so passionate that when you are apart for long periods of time all you want is to be with that person to be able to feel that unconditional love. Every girl dreams of finding a guy that loves her and only her. It's the same with the story of Romeo and Juliet. Every girl wants to find their Romeo and when they do they want to be that guys Juliet. I hope this makes sense cause it does in my head. :p

Monday, June 6, 2011

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone: By J.K Rowling.

Even after the countless times I have read this series, I still love it. But I will be the first to admit that I wasn't a potter fan from the beginning. When they first came out, everyone was ranting about that and it was the huge thing. I tend to shy away from things that are that big...not sure why. It wasn't till I was living with my sister in Washington that I got hooked. She brought home the movie and said that she wanted to watch it and if I wanted the TV that I was going to just have to watch with her. After that I bought all 4 books and read them in the the fastest time I have ever read that many books. When the 5th one came out, I was there with my friend waiting for Midnight to buy the 5th. (oddly enough that's when I picked up The Hobbit and fell in love with it too.) I have been a die hard fan ever since. When James and I got married, not only did I turn him into a potter fan but also his sisters family too. I picked this up after the semester ended cause I felt the potter itch and I wanted something a little light and familiar. Contrary to what a lot of people think, I love the way this book opens your imagination and I think that with the increase of TV and Video Games that the generation today faces, that Harry Potter is a good way to interest children in reading and using their imaginations.