Monday, September 15, 2008

Wish me luck...

In an effort to 1) read a YA book 2) explore the vampire fiction world beyond Twilight 3) read something current 4) read something easy 5) read something I think will be awesomely bad I am about to start reading Vampire Academy. Vladimir's Academy, to be precise. It's located deep in the heart of the dark woods in...Montana. And these are the first few sentences:

"I felt her fear before I heard her screams.
"Her nightmare pulsed into me, shaking me out of my own dream, which had had something to with a beach and some hot guy rubbing suntan oil on me."

Why do I do this to myself?!

7 comments:

  1. EW! Stop right there!

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  2. Hmmm.... that is slightly worse than the first few sentences of Twilight.

    Good luck!

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  3. You do it to give us something to giggle about once everyone gets home. Oh, wait, like we need another reason.

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  4. Why do I feel like this is how Twilight might have started if Stephenie Meyer wasn't Mormon?

    Although, you didn't mention the best part! With a Scottish mother and a Turquoise father (or was he Turkish?!) her skin is the color of the inside of an almond! :)

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  5. shelley6:31 PM

    Sounds not too different from Stephenie Meyers to me, frankly :)

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  6. Hello, this is Drew's sister Cami. I need you to please read Dracula by Bram Stoker because it is a classic, and you MUST if you're getting into vampire lit. Though I must warn you, it will ruin them all for you with its awesomeness.

    Drew says you've probably already read it. If you are a serious reader, come join my online book group. That is all.

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  7. Cami: Drew probably told you this already, but I have read Dracula! I read it several years ago and was unimpressed. BUT I think I was expecting a masterpiece of Gothic writing, full of darkness and drama. And...it wasn't quite. I think I would enjoy it more if I read it again with adjusted expectations.

    And I am a serious reader by profession (or soon-to-be profession anyway) so do tell me more about your book group!

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