Monday, July 21, 2008

Latest Obsessions

1. Uglies...Pretties...Specials...Extras...
2. Duh. Breaking Dawn
3. Lost
4. Reunion

Now I know you are all probably like- uh- duh. We KNOW ALREADY! But I figured I'd talk about each in detail.

1. Uglies/Pretties
So I just completed Pretties by Scott Westerfeld today. It is the sequel to Uglies. Pretty much, they are way fun books, BIG page turners. I've read these way fast, just like twilight. They are way easy reads, but a great story. Some people may think that there is a hidden agenda- which is quite believable, but the fact is- it's a great story in my opinion. Uglies was really quite wonderful. Pretties was good too, but not quite as wonderful. Still, I couldn't put it down. I read it faster than Uglies. To give you all a little summary, the plot is based on a futuristic society that has evolved to a point that all humans are forced/required/privilaged to undertake an entire body plastic surgery to become "Pretty". All of these people are formed into these pretty people that are all happy and party and play all the time. The purpose? People aren't treated differently because of looks, people are happy, etc etc. Well most people are DYING to reach the age to turn pretty, but it turns out there are little rebels who decide to run away. That is basically how it starts. Sounds wierd, possibly stupid- but I really liked it! I would reccommend it to any basic lover of books.

2. Breaking Dawn
OH how I'm excited. Sadly, we will be in Oregon when it comes out, so I wont get my chance to read until the Monday night after:( It's okay- I do understand the importance of family over books. Therefore, I will spend my time with my family instead of reading my heart out the day it comes out. I must say- I think Bella may end up with Jacob. I'm not POSITIVE of this..duh, who would be except Stephenie herself? But I really do just think he is great. Of course I love Edward with all my heart, but I just don't know. I just have no idea and I LOVE THAT about this series. I really cannot predict what the heck will happen. I'm so excited. I LOVE good books:)

3. LOST!
Clay and I have been watching Lost on and are loving it. We just completed the first season. It is SO intense. I don't reccommend it to some of my sisters. Although, some of you like 24, and what I've heard, maybe you would like Lost. Who knows. It's a little creepy sometimes and way intense. I am always jumpy after I watch it. But it's really hard to stop watching! Anyway- we are loving it. My favorite character is probably Charlie. He is just so sweet and I LOVE his and Claires relationship. I always change my mind about Locke. Sometimes I think he is so creepy and wierd, other times I think he is the coolest guy ever! I just think he has something up his sleeve that I don't know about quite yet. Jack is the man, obviously. I just think it's a little silly that all the hero's names in tv shows are Jack. Clay can't STAND Kate. He thinks she's an idiot and hates her basically. I like her. I think she's trying, even though she still does tricky little things sometimes. I swear, if they want protection, they just need to give her the guns. She is one tough gal. Anyway, keep in mind we've only watched SEASON 1, SO DON'T SPOIL ANYTHING FOR ME!

4. Reunion.
We get to go in like 2 days! I'm sooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. This wasn't on my list, but I keep thinking I have homework- but I don't! YES! I love that. No homework for 7 weeks. HOORAY!

Love to you all. If none of you are into these things, sorry- but it's time you hop on board. Really, you wont regret it.


Sharon/mom said...

I guess we will have to try lost. Everyone says so. And I will try the books. I'm not a sci-fi fan and it sounds that way. love you!!!!!

Paul & Patty said...

I am glad to hear that the the Uglies series was a good read. I am looking forward to reading them now that the kitchen is done. I am so excited for the next book in the Twilight series. I just need to figure out how to get it from Susan, since she orderd it for me. Have a great day and I will see you in Wednesday. love you. bye now.


hah- that's funny- well I'll have to check lost out- Mike and I could use something new to do together. I am SOOOOOO excited for the reunion and hanging out after the reunion!!!!! love you!

Jenni.Jolley said...

ok so i want to read those book sos bad!!!! you've converted me, I"M ON IT! have fun at your reunion! we're reunioning this week too! fun fun!! love you!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Wow and I do mean Wow!!! I don't know if I will read the uglies but I will read the new Twlight book. I will have to get it when it comes out and sounds like soon? I'll check. Hope you have fun at the camp out will all of the siblings. I will see you next Wed. Much love grandma

Kami said...

Hope you guys are having fun at your reunion. I just thought I'd tell you about the gold card. I didn't have to read specific books, just do a few literary related things on a bingo was check out a book at the library, so they were fairly easy. It just makes it so you don't have any fines for a year, and then if you do the reading program again you get it for another year and so on. I don't really have a problem with fines, but having a library gold card does show my obsession. Once again, hope you're having a blast on your trip!!

Christine said...

Hey! whats up? I haven't talked you in forever! It looks like you are having fun at BYU-I!
Just working at getting ready for school again! Keep me in touch! :D