Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Of Twilight and New Books [Harmony]

I have so, so, so many books to read. I have about twenty or more piled on my shelf from authors and TeensReadToo.com and I just got about 10 in the mail today from TRT. You could say I'm a bit overwhelmed. And I am. But I'm loving it just the same. Never before have I been able to say that I don't need to go to the bookstore or the library to get books.

Of course, that doesn't stop me from going those places! Just this past week I went to the Barnes and Nobles in Vestal, NY which is an hour away from me. It's also the closest bookstore. I bought A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, Crazy in Love by Dandi Daley Mackall, the third book in the Wild Horse Island series by Terri Farley and two other books I can't think of at the moment. Which is great because I love getting new books.

But the problem is, whenever I get a new book, I want to read that before I read any of the ones I have on my bookshelf when, really, I should be reading those first. Thank god most authors are understanding when I don't get to their book in a week or two.

So I've now devised a plan. Right now, I'm reading All About Vee and Shabang's Story for TRT. I'm also trying to get through New Moon and Eclipse before Friday. I'll finish All About Vee today and read most, if not all, of New Moon tonight. I'll finish what I have left of New Moon tomorrow, finish Shabang's Story, and read Eclipse. I'll finish what I have of Eclipse on Friday. Then I'm going to read the books that have been on my shelf forever and work my way through. After I read three books that I've had for a while, I'm going to allow myself to read one of the new ones.

Will this plan work? Probably not. I'm going to try, though.

Anyway, BREAKING DAWN COMES OUT IN THREE DAYS!!! *hypervenilates*

As you can see, I'm a Twilight Freak (or Nerd or whatever you want to call it). I can't help it. I just can't. I'll admit that the books are not perfect. As I was rereading Twilight last night, I noticed some things more than I had before. Some of Bella's dialogue made her seem older than she was, for instance. But I also ended up crying. I've never cried while reading Twilight. Eclipse, yes. Twilight, no. I can't say why it was. I guess it was partly because I was picturing the actors in the roles and partly because I knew what was going to happen to them.

The one thing I love and hate about the Twilight series is that it makes me emotional. Every.single.time. Seriously. I burst out laughing at some parts but then I'm holding my breath and then I'm feeling the heartbreak Bella and Edward feel. It's crazy. But I love it.

I can't wait for Breaking Dawn. I've been trying not to think about it much but I can't help it. Since Stephenie released a "spoiler", we know that Bella and Edward are getting married. But that doesn't really mean she's going to become a vampire. If she does, you know it's not going to happen easily. I'm pretty sure Tanya, Laurent, and, of course, the Volturi, are going to play VERY important parts. And Jacob too, I think.

I really hope Jacob finds someone to imprint on. But what if....What if he imprinted on Bella? And Bella didn't love him back because she was in love with Edward? Oh lord...

I guess I'm going to have to wait until I get Breaking Dawn in my hands. I'm not sure when that'll be, though. I MIGHT be going to a release party in Vestal, if my parents let me and I find a ride but if I don't, then I'll have to wait until I get back from Kingdom Bound and Band Camp, which will be August 9th, at the earliest.

So what are your plans for getting Breaking Dawn? Do you have any theories? Let's hear 'em in the comments!


P.S. I won't be posting next week because I'll be at Kingdom Bound! Oh yeah!


Megan said...

I am not getting Breaking Dawn. I havent even read New Moon yet. I keep on intending to, but realized it will be a little while.

You also reminded me I am still in the middle of A Northern Light, need to go see if I can dig it up.

I love, LOVE, love, LOVE, getting new books, though I tend not to get them used. If I do I get them here.

Chelsie said...

So, my plans for Breaking Dawn are as follows:

1. Get dressed in awesome outfit.

2. Get into vehicle and drive (will my Dad let me drive on the highway.. hmm, we shall see!) to Madison.

3. Enter Barnes and Noble and do freaky fan-girlish things with other freaky fan-girls such as myself.

4. Wait in line.

5. Buy the book!

6. Stare at cover for 1-4 hours.

7. Read book.

8. Fall in love with Jacob.

Those are my plans. And I don't have much for predictions, besides what you've basically said.

And as far as making plans with my reading... yeah, they never work out. So I end up just reading what I want to read anyways. It works that way... or about as well as anything I try works. =P

If that makes sense?

Megan said...

Wait Chelsie? You know how to make sense?

Chelsie said...

Haha Megan. Ha. Ha.

Terri Farley said...

HI Harmony,
This is such a cool blogsite!
Thanks for putting WILD HORSE ISLAND in such magical company! I hope enjoy my books & if you ever read my fantasy SEVEN TEARS INTO THE SEA, you'll let me know what you think of it!
Reading rocks,