the book arrived yesterday in the mail, thanks to enterthegreenhouse for lending it to me all the way from the west coast!
and yes, i have started it and yes, i can't seem to put it down.
what bugs me is that the reason why i can't put it down is because it's an incredibly easy read but not incredibly well written. all i have to say is – thank god it was geared towards young readers.
it's not horrible, either, though – just to clarify. while i haven't read anything geared towards the youth since harry potter (which also wasn't horribly written especially as it was also geared towards teens and younger), from what i can remember, it's definitely an improvement. at least it's not sweet-valley-high like (gawd – remember that series? no? then i'm obviously dating myself again).
this should be interesting… i'm only 1/8th into the book and the female protagonist, bella, is already getting on my nerves. though, i do like the male vampire, edward. i think what's extremely hard for me to swallow is… what does he see in HER? that's probably the reason why i'm just not convinced enough.
having said that, i am very thankful for a light and easy read.
i just finished (finally) reading confessions of a mask by yukio mishima. i love the way he writes and how he can really jerk your emotions around, but the book had some intense, violent imagery. i even had to put it down and walk away from it from time to time (partly why it took me two attempts to finish the book – though i also just got into a funk where i didin't feel like reading).
what a good read, though. i'm seriously thankful of mcco12 for introducing me to mishima. and i've only read two of his books from quite an impressive list of his work.