I’m not dead yet

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”?

13 thoughts on “I’m not dead yet

  1. I don’t really read that much. But I am reading ‘The Little Red Book’ by Harvey Penick. I sux so bad at golf one of the guys coaching me recommended this book. I have been playing in the golf league. I still have a 20 handicap… on 9 holes! Lets just say I get my money’s worth on swings.

    On another note, I think I will get Nathan the first twilight book for father’s day. I think he will like it.

  2. Reading is one my favorite ways to relax too. It is a great sort of escapism. Eric and I are working our way back through some old Anne McCafferys right now, but I have considered the Sookie Stackhouse books…you’ll have to let us know what you think.
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  3. Farm Mom – I’m a big Anne McCaffery fan too. I think I have all of her books. Try reading “The Jaran” by Kate Elliott. It’s a little more Sci Fi, but I liked it. You might also like the “Green Rider” series by Kristen Britain. I like the Sookie Stackhouse books but they are a little more adult than what you would want your teenager to read. The HBO show would be rated “R”.

  4. Just bought “My Sister’s Keeper” the other day. Haven’t start reading it yet. I do most my reading in the winter time. Summer time I just like to be outside in the garden when I get home from work.
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  5. I’m reading gardening books, so boring I know. I’m reading Gia’s Garden right now and a few companion planting books as well. I’m truly fascinated by permaculture and hope to really study up on it this winter.
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  6. The Twilight books are “pansy-safe”. They are not scary really. Anyhow, since we don’t watch too much tv, it’s sort of good to find good books…and series are even better! I am not sure what’s next on our list, but there’s a lot of summer left! Thanks for the suggestions…

  7. Pansy Safe lol, that is true. They aren’t scary, neither are the Sookie Stackhouse books. The Twilight books are amazing easy to read and addictive though!

    I just read the Twilight series and have to finish up the Sookie Stackhouse books, after that I’m not sure what I will go with. Anne Rice is good and I have a lot of her books, but haven’t read then in a while.
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  8. Let’s see: “Rawsome”, a raw foods ‘cook’book, by Brigitte Mars, “Emptiness Dancing” by western Zen teacher Adyashanti, “A Nation of Farmers” by Sharon Astyk, and in the queue, “This Alien Shore” by C.S. Friedman.

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