Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Series

I love a good book series. More than just a single novel, they give you a chance to get really invested in the characters, the story, and the fictional world that's been created. I love that about a series. But they are bittersweet too. Because you're so invested, there's a bit of a let-down when you close the cover on the last book. The very same characters, story, and world that you spent more time with than just one book....they come to an end too. The best book series for me usually create a reading frenzy in which I am all wrapped up in the story...racing to the end and at the same time, not wanting to get there.

So that's where I am now. I just (as in 10 mintues ago) finished the Twilight series. From about 1/3 into the first book until now, I have been completely and utterly absorbed in those books. For the past 5 days, you would have had trouble using even a crow bar to pry me away from them. Four books in five days. Casey can attest to the fact that I've had a bit of a one-track mind. But this has happened before...Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Anne of Green Gables, and others. Love it while I'm reading. Hate it when it's over.


Anonymous said...

Didn't you love them, Rach?! I felt the same as you when it was over. If you haven't seen the movie, you should. Yes, the acting is shady at best and there are some cheesy parts, but it's nice to just get to see the book in motion. :)

Mary said...

Really, the Twilight series???

Unknown said...

were you as disappointed in the ending as i was? I liked the 1st and 3rd book pretty well, but did not care for the 2nd and 4th book much at all. did you feel that the overall impression of the books was much more teeny bopperish than the harry potter series? i'm not saying it's a bad series, i enjoyed reading it, but it seemed lacking in some ways. i want to hear your opinion on it- next time we talk.

Stephanie said...

Wow! You read them fast! I will probably finish the 4th book tonight. I have been totally absorbed in them too. I love them and think it is such a fun story. I agree with Becky that it is much more teeny bopperish than HP...just not up to the same level. But they are very good in their own way. I can't wait to finish it!