A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

#41. Twilight

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Pages: 498
Finished: July 17, 2007
Reason for Reading: read a lot of good reviews and just had to read it myself
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

I'd never given much thought to how I would die -- though I'd had reason enough in the last few months -- but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.

Recommend: Yes. I loved it! Riveting, page-turning, long-into-the-night reading. The Cullen family vampires are unique and intriguing, I hope we get to know them better in the next one. I did have a problem with this book, though. I couldn't stand Bella. I don't think I've ever had a main character annoy me so much. She was self-centered, had the lowest self-esteem imaginable and managed to "glare" at people approximately five times every page. But, I did enjoy it and will be looking for the sequel next trip to the library.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog. I am definitely going to be following you and reading recommendations! I am kind of shocked that you have not read the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles. They are amazing!!