I wanted to take one of those pictures like American Beauty…you know, with the half naked girl all covered in rose petals. But instead of that, it would be me covered in books about the undead. But then I got creeped out and decided to skip that part.
I mentioned yesterday that I was tired and was going to begin my quest for things that make me un-tired. It’s funny, but the undead make me un-tired…at least reading about them make me un-tired. We started reading the Twilight series of books. The Twilight books are about a family of vampires that “go vegetarian” and try to somewhat live in society. You really should read it for yourself (or, if you aren’t a reader, see the movie).
After posting about my interest in the Twilight books, Erica mentioned the Sookie Stackhouse series…a more adult vampire series. Really, the books aren’t adult in an “adult” way but are probably less appealing to teenage girls than the Twilight books. Anyhow, I am now reading them as well. The HBO series TrueBlood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse series…it is more adult in an “adult” way. Not too bad, just HBO-style! Anyhow, we’re getting them on Netflix…
So, reading is one of those things that makes me un-tired. I get a chance to slow down and get lost in someone else’s world. The best part is that it’s partly my world too. That’s why I like book so much I suppose. A movie presents it all to the viewer and leaves little to the viewer’s imagination. A book sets a scene but leaves so much for the reader to imagine. It’s a wonderful escape for me!
Since we’re speaking of the dead and the undead, I got to thinking about Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie…you gotta watch this clip….”I’m not dead yet”…it cracks me up every time!
So what about it…are you reading the Twilight or Sookie Stackhouse books? What other summer books are on your “list”?