Saturday, 3 January 2009

a photo a day - twilight - jan 3


i didn't venture outside today because the rain finally came....not heavy but better than nothing. it's been a mentally exhausting day with sorting a few computer issues so, after lunch, i decided to put my feet up and make a start on the book titled twilight by stephenie meyer. my daughter, michelle, loaned her copy to me after i first put her onto reading it, after i read about it on suzie's blog. michelle loved it and i'm fast becoming hooked myself.....so far, so good. it must be okay as i find myself eager to get back to it.

apart from liking non-fiction books on metaphysical/motivational stuff, i'm generally a huge dean koontz fan! i have read just about all of his books. i love his sense of humour and the fact that there is usually always a clever dog involved in the storyline.....gotta love that. funnily enough, i've never been a fan of stephen king books.

do you have a favourite author?

19 comments:

  1. hello! was passing by, nice blog.

    yes, humor is a comfortable genre for the reader while it is extremely difficult while writing it. i love pg wodehouse. of the contemporary fiction writers, i enjoyed kiran desai's 'the inheritance of loss'. as for non fiction, i think barack obama has a unique sensibility in writing, which is absolutely delightful. his autobiography - 'dreams from my father' - is thoroughly enjoyable.

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  2. I have not read this book myself but I sure have heard a lot of talk about it, I hate vampire stuff but love the mystical, magical stuff, would I like this book? Great photo!!

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  3. Happy New Year, Serena!

    Wow, I absolutely love the new look of yoru blog. The colours and textures are so delicious and inviting.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your picture-a-day in January! I'm glad you treated yourself to that camera :)

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  4. I have remained stubbornly silent about the Twilight series for fear of getting stoned to death. :)

    I am glad you're enjoying it, as many do. :)

    I have several faves: Top Three recent:

    1- The Book of Lost Things by John Connoly (fantasy-horror)

    2- The Monster of Templeton by Lauren Groff (Gothic/historical mystery)

    3- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Historical Mystery)

    I gobbled all three up in record time. I will be reading them again.

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  5. I have seen so much about the Twilight series, my daughter and daughter-in-law have read them all. I haven't gotten into them as of yet. I keep picking them up and putting them down at the library. One day I may just take one home. I go in spirts of reading and haven't gotten back into, it seems I am either reading a Creative Journal book, rubber stamp magazine, Photoshop Creative that there is no time left. Oh to have more time in the day for all of these presuits. I really like the fact you have the book on your leg and that you are about to read. Nice shot.

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  6. Several of my friends are hooked on the Twilight books but I haven't read any of them yet. I love the Koontz books, too! One of my my favorite authors? Stephan King-LOL!

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  7. I love Alice Hoffman! I am also a poetry fan and Mary Oliver and Ted Kooser are a couple of my "modern" favorites. All time favorite book: Wuthering Heights. I have read it about 5 times and it never gets old to me.
    Peace and happy reading!
    Dawn

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  8. Oh I so hope you enjoy Twilight! I hope it takes you away for a while and pulls you into its story. Disappearing from reality can be so much fun, for a while.

    I love Alice Hoffman's earlier work like Probable Future and Practical Magic. Not so much her later stuff.

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  9. I'm not a Stephen King fan, either, and have not read any Koontz, but I think I will!

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  10. Twilight to me is like bad fan fiction, typical mary sue story but I still enjoyed it lol

    I was never really a Koontz fan, way too predictable. More of a King fan. Its funny how with a lot of people its one author or the other but hardly ever both :p

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  11. Frist book that comes to mind and I use to read a lot...other than all my metaphysical books, I like the author of Walk Across China, Jenkins I think is the author. He wrote Walk Across America also and a few more.

    Enjoyed reading your post today.

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  12. Like both Koontz and King. Currently reading Koontz "The Darkest Evening of the Year".

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  13. Did not read this book but heard a lot of it as well as about the movie. Probably it is time to get this book and read :)

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  14. If you like a lot of dry wit and humor, try The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. It's really funny.

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  15. Mmh, putting your feet up and reading a book. Love it. I have not read this book. Must look into it. I love books and have more than one favorite author. My first favorite author as a child was Enid Blyton.

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  16. Too many fav authors to count!!! Nicholas Sparks is awesome, and I love this Quaker pastor named Philip Gulley who has written a whole series of books about a Quaker pastor in a small town that is hilarious! My all time fav modern author is Sue Monk Kidd, who wrote The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair!

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  17. Oh ho... you've been "bitten", LOL. I loved the series, but I confess... I can't bring myself to read the 4th book because the 3rd one made me so happy. I don't want to spoil it. (I'm "team Jacob" myself...)

    I have been rereading the Harry Potter series over the holiday break -- I think I would have enjoyed spending a quiet afternoon with you.

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  18. Like so many kinds of books and authors--couldn't say I have a favorite. Kind of like me and movies--altho, I think my fav movie is It's A Wonderful Life. But I can't think of a book or author who I love over and above the rest--that I could read over and over and over--???hehe! I want to read the Twilight series eventually and I like Koontz, too. :)

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  19. oh serena!!! you're in for a good ride!!! the twilight series is madly addictive!!! i started the first book a couple weeks ago and next thing you know i was stealing every possible second in my day to read... gasp!!! i stayed up soooo late too!!! i finished the fourth book last night... feeeewwwww!!! now i can get some sleep!!! ha ha ha!!!

    you've been warned!!! hee hee!!!

    peace and love

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