Saturday, May 23, 2009

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

iconiconWell, for a couple of days at any rate, this really has been a "book of the day" blog. I wish I had the time to read like this all the time and read (and blog about) a new book every day, but to tell the truth I've been shirking work a bit to get through the Twilight Saga so rapidly. I haven't genuinely had the time for this amount of reading since I was on my summer vacations in high school.

I guess that ought to say something about how compelling these books are, though — that they can get me to ignore my other responsibilities, something very few books manage to do anymore.

I mentioned in my last post that I wasn't as keen on New Moon as I had been Twilight. I still did love New Moon, but I felt something was missing without Edward around. The suspense in these books does depend quite a bit on the chemistry between Edward and Bella.

Eclipse, luckily, kept Edward around the entire time — and it was excellent. I'm actually not sure which I liked better, Twilight or Eclipse. I definitely love the way Meyer paces the new relationship and new discoveries in Twilight, but I like the new developments in the plot line in New Moon and Eclipse. And since Eclipse has Edward and new developments... Well, you get my drift.

Anyway, I am very excited about reading Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final book in the saga. I started it yesterday afternoon, and I expect to finish it quite soon.

My husband commented Thursday evening, when I was almost finished with New Moon, that I was going through the books really quickly. I responded, "Good — that way I can go back to my life sooner!" That's pretty much the way I feel — if they are going to be this addictive to me, I might as well just give in and read them nonstop, so that I can go back to my work and my hobbies that much sooner, without the desire to read distracting me from everything all the time!

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