Jan. 13th, 2009

caffey: ([misc] beauty in death)
Being sick has its perks, spare time being one of them. Now that I feel recovered enough to spend long periods of time reading, I've been doing exactly that. I was going to start with the Midnight Breed series, which [livejournal.com profile] ufp13 recommended to me before Christmas, but I got sidetracked by Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series. I need a new addictive series like I need a hole in the head, but there you have it. I can't wait for book four. *wibble*

Kiss of Midnight was an interesting read, but I've quickly developed a love/hate relationship with the book. On one hand, I didn't like the male lead at the beginning -- still not sure I do now that I've finished reading -- and kept putting the book down. On the other, though, every time I did put the book down, I couldn't stay away for any length of time. I still needed to know what would happen next, although some of the plot was easily guessed. I know I'm going to give book two a shot. But, if it doesn't convince me from the get-go, I'll know this series isn't for me, after all. Which would be a first, given the subject matter. ^^

Speaking of creatures of the night, I've also managed to watch Twilight. On the plus side, I think it's better than the book. But then, I think I would have been mighty confused without having read the book beforehand. There were scenes which only made sense to me because I remember reading about them. Possibly, this problems stems from trying to adapt a first-person narration to the big screen. Obviously, you can't do constant voice-overs as that would be annoying as hell. But part of the charm of the book -- and we've already established that I was sorely missing something resembling a plot, so there was something else keeping me reading -- was the very well done first-person narration, and that was lost in the movie adaptation. A pity. Still, I enjoyed the movie for the cast which I mostly liked, especially Bella, Edward, and Alice.

I haven't done a whole lot aside from reading these past five days. I didn't feel well enough. But I'm getting better, and it's about damn time, too.


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