August 09, 2008

Weekend Reading

I have been feeling a little all over the place with my reading of late. I have books everywhere - not unusual for me but it is starting to feel a little chaotic and out of control! What to do??

The two books I have been spending time on this weekend are Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Yes, I decided to go for it and read Twilight - I'm only about 100 pages in and enjoying it so far. I must admit I thought I wasn't going to like it when I first started. Not really sure why - just thought the Edward character was a little false - I know, I know - he's a vampire and extremely mysterious - but still! Anyway, I'm on board with the story at the moment.

My Wuthering Heights reading is going much better than I expected - absolutely loving it! I'm not sure why I couldn't get into this classic the first time I tried it but those reasons seem to have been banished now.


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Just don't expect great things from Twilight. Treat it as fluff and you won't be disappointed.

I couldn't get into Bronte before, and I was an English major! It's funny how I can enjoy so many books now, that I didn't enjoy then.

Not sure how I found your blog, but I like it. I'll be back.

Andi said...

I read Wuthering Heights for the first time earlier this year, and I ended up really enjoying it. It took me FOUR TIMES over the years to finally get into it. How's that for a shoddy record?

And since you happened to mention Twilight, there are TONS of Wuthering Heights references in the third book, Eclipse. :)

Danielle said...

My reading tends to be all over the place as well usually. I think you couldn't be reading two more different books at the same time as you are now! The first time I tried reading Wuthering Heights I didn't get very far. Then I read it a few years ago and really liked it. I need to reread it some time!

Karen said...

Hi Holly - thanks for the advice RE: Twilight - I will definitely take that on board. Thanks for coming over to my blog - I'm going to check yours out now.
Hi Andi - great heads up about the WH references in Stephanie Meyer's work - I wish I had the talent to write this way!
Hi Danielle - I was thinking exactly the same thing about my current eclectic reading habits!