Thursday, November 8, 2007

Good Reads

While visiting family this summer, I was able to do some recreational reading -- something that I haven't been able to do for quite a while. I began reading Band of Brothers which I was really enjoying. Marcus really enjoys WWII history, and so this was a book that I agreed to read. Though I got tangled up in some of the war-time lingo, the story was captivating. I was intrigued with the courage of these men and the brotherhood they created. However, that reading took a brief break because while in California, Peggy introduced me to Twilight. This was definitely her kind of book with the cute vampire, etc. I wasn't sure about it, quite honestly, because that normally doesn't really interest me. To my dismay, when I started reading, I couldn't put it down. Twilight is a little too high school with the girl completely obsessed with the mysterious boy. And as annoying as it was, I found myself passing Samantha off to everyone in the house so I could finish the book. She was content playing with Grammy, Bumpa, her aunts and uncles, and I didn't put the book down until I finished it that night. When we got to Michigan, continued to put Band of Brothers on hold; I found it completely necessary to go out and buy New Moon, which is the 2nd book in the Twilight series. I finished this book equally as fast. The house wasn't as full of people to watch Samantha, so I found myself staying up extra late at night, but it was worth it. I have my problems with the protagonist. There seems to be some inconsistencies. And I have found that you are either an Edward or Jacob fan -- there is no in between. I'm all Edward. I can give my explanations why upon request. I look forward to reading Eclipse in December when I have more time again. So, what ever happened to Band of Brothers? A couple months after getting back to Utah, I finished the book. It only took so long because I could only read it 15 minutes at a time. I really really liked it. It was a truly inspiring book (for me at least). For those of you familiar with the History Channel, they periodically run the mini-series Band of Brothers which was directed by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. I found that the series was close to the book. I have a few more books that I want to read, but I can't reveal those yet, as they are a part of Marcus's Christmas present. Anyway, it's always nice to have a good read.


Megan said...

I love the Twilight books! Edward rocks. Dan totally makes fun of me for reading the books, he calls them the "Vampire Willy" books (I think he forgets Edward's name).

Erin said... read the Twilight books. That's funny. All of my friends here have read them too and our husbands thought we were crazy. I couldn't put them down either. But definitely a fun read.

nathanandjessica said...

Hey Jenny,
I've heard those books are really good (the twilight books). I'm going to have to read them sometime and see for myself. I just read a good book - The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. You should read it.

bostonroms said...

Jen -

I have to tell you that I just checked your blog and a blessid union of souls song came on... and I started cracking up. I remember you listening to that very song in Sherwood down over adn over again. :) And I loved it too.

Love the book recap. I just finished Gods and Generals - LOVED it - and am checking out Killer Angels from the library this week to reread.

Rob and Marseille said...

I finished New Moon and I'm half way through Eclipse!


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