Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What I'm Reading ("Eclipse")

February 24, 2010
As ashamed as I am to admit it, I'm currently reading Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I know, I know. I'm not a teenage girl anymore, and even if I was, I would be hideously behind the times. Anyone who's anyone has already read the books and have moved on to either the Sookie Stackhouse books or some other hard-core vampire lit.
In my defense, I started reading Twilight just to see what the big deal was. I am finishing the series because I'm curious to see what happens (even though I kind of already know). Frankly, I am not in love with either Edward or Jacob. (If you held a gun to my head and made me choose, I would go with Jacob. Only in my head he doesn't look like Taylor Lautner, but more like Jacoby Ellsbury!) I have seen the movie of Twilight and it was good, not great. I'm glad that I read the book first. I think I've enjoyed the soundtrack more than anything else. I've yet to see the movie of New Moon, though I will rent it when it comes out on DVD.

January 27, 2010
I started reading Say Everything by Scott Rosenberg. I have become interested in blogging and this book's subtitle ("How blogging began, what it's becoming, and why it matters") hooked me right away.
UPDATE: I hate to admit it, but I've given up on this book for now. I've read quite a few nonfiction books in a row, so I'm switching to fiction for a bit. Maybe I'll come back to this one some other time.

January 26, 2010
I finished reading Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner. I enjoyed Freakonomics because of the way the authors wove together seemingly unrelated ideas with stunning results. I was hoping for more of the same from the sequal and the authors delivered!
Through Superfreakonomics I learned how the Baseball Hall of Fame effects your life expectancy and how Mike Lowell feels about drug testing. The book also featured monkeys using money and ways to avoid looking like a terrorist. Certainly it was not your average economics book!
It was an interesting read and hard to put down. I recommend you check it out.

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