My goal: Read a chapter a day.
My hope: that it becomes several chapters a day as most everyone I know that read this book did so in one day.
My reality: after one chapter it is that book you read in high school where you force yourself to read just enough to get through the daily discussions and chapter quiz. I did make it through two chapters before a migraine interfered with my reading schedule.
Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
- Bella uses big words and sprinkles synonyms of said words throughout her sentences (yes, I’m jealous–I lack the total recall to insert intelligent words into my conversations
- If Bella did not sacrifice the sun and move to Washington where her Char…I mean her father is–not only would her mom not be able to travel with her husband, the minor league ball player, but her father would starve! (or at least not eat as well…she marinades steaks–Charlie, I mean, her dad, probably just salt and peppered his)
- Bella gets angry when beautiful boys look at her, don’t look at her, talk to her, don’t talk to her (I’m told I’ll understand this later)
- Bella thinks sarcasm is funny and mature (defense mechanism)
- Beautiful boy, aka Edward, has some sort of super power (I know, I know I did see the movie but I’m reading as if I didn’t know…and it’s hard)
Rolled my eyes at this quote on page 1: ”When life offers you a dreams so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end”
Laughed out loud at this quote on page 30 : “…I made the cowardly lion look like the terminator.”
I’m no writer and obviously Stephenie Meyer wrote well enough to sell millions of copies and have movies made from the series, however, as a reader I would not have continued past chapter one.
That being said I am on page 63 (work assignments) and as soon as I finish this cynical sounding summary I will pick it back up and admittedly curious as to what happens with the beautiful boy and sarcastic drama queen.
My daughter assures me it becomes less horrible as you read on.
Will I become a Twihard? Stay tuned.
My apologies to any offended Twilight fans.
Would I recommend this book? Not so far.