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message 1: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Has anyone read it? Im reading it now


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ รђ๏รђคภคђ  (shoey924) | 53 comments I really liked it!! I read it just b4 Breaking Dawn came out and found it to be very good.


message 3: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Im only 100 or so pages in which i heard was meant to be the boring part but i havent found it boring at all. Im excited to see how the story plays out :)


message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne I didn't think it was boring, either.


message 5: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Good. I dont know which bit they were refering to. Maybe when they realised edward the vampire wasnt going to pop into the story they let themselves enjoy it


message 6: by Anne (new)

Anne LMAO! That's a wonderful idea! Maybe Meyers can work him into the sequal.


message 7: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah it could be like Pride and Prejudice With Zombies, but The Host With Edward The Vampire instead


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne Ha! Have you read P&P w/ Zombies? I've got it on hold at the library.


message 9: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
No i havent. I love zombies but i was put off by the whole Pride and Prejudice part. Not my cup of tea. Someone told me i would still like it but im not sure


message 10: by Anne (new)

Anne I love P&P! It's one of the few books that I own and have read more than once. Still, I can see how it may not be for everyone. I'm not a fan of a lot of the classics.


message 11: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah i just dont like any classics. Im a modern girl lol


message 12: by Anne (new)

Anne Jo wrote: "Yeah i just dont like any classics. Im a modern girl lol "

Usually I would agree with you about that. However, it is almost blasphemy to say you don't like P&P! LOL It is one of the very (and I mean VERY) few classics that is actually a good book. Most of the time I get so bogged down trying to translate what they are saying, that I lose interest. I don't like books that are overflowing with detail, either. Like instead of saying, "He walked through wet grass in the morning.", some of them drag it out into, " In the early hours of the breaking dawn, he wanderend aimlessly through a sea of dewey green. The ocean of grass stood before him and sparkled like emeralds. The wild blades, long untended by men, reached up and moistened the bottom of his pantaloons.". Ahhhhh! GET ON WITH IT! Sorry, I'm rambling.


message 13: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
LOL I did read the book when i was at school and when i was at school i rarely read for pleasure so maybe i would like it now. Sorry to disappoint you but i seriously doubt it lol


message 14: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments LOL! I really think Anne could write a classic!! That cracked me up! I'm reading Melissa Marr right now just finished Wicked Lovely. Every time there is dialog there is this long discription before each statement. It took some time to get used to it, and the discriptions are Beau-teee-ful, But I caught myself having to reread the last statement the last person said over and over. I got all wrapped up into her discription and forgot what they were talking about! Arg! Got to stay awake reading that one. It's lovely writting though. I did enjoy the story. Just had to stay on my toes!!


message 15: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I want to read Wicked Lovely. Would you recommend it?


message 16: by Anne (new)

Anne Jo, I liked Wicked Lovely, but I think I was too tainted by all the hype to really love it. If you go into it with no expectations, I think you will really enjoy it.

Thanks, Karen! I think maybe I'll write a book with nothing but loooong descriptions about random things. I'm sure someone will love it!


message 17: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I dont really have any expectations of it so maybe i will try it. Thanks Anne


message 18: by Karla (new)

Karla (bookarita) | 289 comments I really liked it! starting the second one today when I find the time! Wish you lived closer Jo I'd lend it to you! :( UK is pretty far!! wonder how much it costs to mail a book there Hmmm...


message 19: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Lol yeah its pretty far! Thanks for the thought though :) I will see if i can get it on readitswap it and trade it for a book im done with


message 20: by ~Kate~ (new)

~Kate~ (katesbooklife) i luv this book but it does take a few chapters 2 get in2 it tho but once u get ova that its brill!


message 21: by Amira (new)

Amira (aabdulhafid) I loved this book! I agree that it's a bit slow in the beginning, but really picks up in the end.


message 22: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I just finished it! It was so good. Wasnt expecting it to be that good :)


message 23: by Anne (new)

Anne Jo wrote: "I just finished it! It was so good. Wasnt expecting it to be that good :) "

So glad you liked it! Probably helped that there wasn't a ton of hype about it, huh?


message 24: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah actually i think that did help!


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (SquirrelsEnd) I have it on my Sony Reader and am about 3rd of the way through, like it so far and much better than I did the Twilight series - sorry fans!


message 26: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I think its a lot better written than Twilight and more complex. I still love the Twilight series though!


message 27: by Anne (new)

Anne Hmmm. I didn't love it in that same gooey way that I loved Twilight, though. (I'm not including the other 3 books in that statement) BUT when I read Twilight I hadn't heard anything about it. I wasn't expecting anything great, and I think it made a huge difference.
The Host is a really good book, too... Wonder when the movie will be coming out? LOL


message 28: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah its completely different to Twilight. Theres bound to be a movie lol That women will have more money than she knows what to do with!


message 29: by Anne (new)

Anne Ha! Yeah, I wish that was my biggest problem!


message 30: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah same here! Im sure i could find some way to cope with such an inconvient problem!


message 31: by Anne (new)

Anne LMAO! I could definately find a way to cope! I'm not talented enough to write a bestseller, though. Oh well, guess I'll have to keep plodding along in reality and hope I win the lottery!


message 32: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Have you ever tried? You never know you might have an undiscovered talent for writing!


message 33: by Anne (new)

Anne I can't even think up a good bedtime story to tell my kids. Trust me, I know my limitations. Ha!
By the way, you never told me how you felt about the human/slug love story going on in the book. Did you think it was gross or were you ok with it?


message 34: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
I was ok with it suprisingly. It had the morals of personality is more important than looks which made it ok. Even if she was a little silver body snatching insect.


message 35: by Anne (last edited Aug 14, 2009 11:25AM) (new)

Anne Heehee! I knew you couldn't resist getting a jab in!
I felt so bad for her because she was sooo nonviolent! I kept wanting to shake her and yell, "Whack that guy with a club! He's gonna kill you, for God's sake!".


message 36: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah me too! I wanted her to snap and just go crazy and attack everyone


message 37: by Anne (new)

Anne LOL! Yes! I sort of felt bad for all of them (except her seeker).


message 38: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Yeah i didnt like her too much!


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

I just started this book. I will post more thoughts once I've gotten farther into the book.


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