Thursday, September 10, 2009
Beautiful Peaches and Twilight
As a librarian, my husband is always bringing home books on cd. We generally like to load them on our I Pod. Reading is just so passé. Just kidding! No but really, listening to books on CD can be really helpful on productivity. All you do is put on your ear phones and just let your mind wander to a far off place while you leave your body on auto pilot. It really helps numb the pain of doing something totally mundane.
One of the books I have enjoyed tremendously on audio was the Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) series. I did not know what to expect at first, but boy, I was in for a treat! Being able to listen to the story and voices of each character on audio, rather than reading it, made the story seem so vivid and real. I don’t normally like these kinds of teeny bopper stories but with this one…I was totally hooked!
The story at first starts off a little slow and it appears to be bland. However, as the story progresses, you find that you are beginning to feel the same love sick emotions as Bella. When I put the book down, I felt like I was in love, but to no one specifically. It was the book that conjured these emotions. Then in book two New Moon(The Twilight Saga, Book 2)
), Stephanie Meyers takes you on a love roller coaster. During that read, I found myself moping around the house, depressed. Finally, book three Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
and four Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)
goes off into an adventure (Sci Fi adventure to be quite honest). Everyone else I have spoken with swears that book four was their favorite, but I lost interest. I didn’t even bother to read the end. Nevertheless, book one and two I felt were very powerful. I’ll admit that the writing isn’t that great, but let’s be honest here, the book was meant for a young audience. And even with that, the author is able to provide the reader to experience strong feelings and that makes it a good read.
So, in case you haven’t read Twilight yet, I strongly suggest that you check out the “Hortts Bookstore”, which will allow you to buy it on Amazon.com. Or just check it out at your local library. And be sure to check my “Books I am Reading” icon on the right hand side of this blog for new reads.
Grilled Peaches with Caramelized Sugar
4 peaches cut in half and pit removed
6 tablespoons turbinado sugar
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1. Turn grill on medium to high heat. On a flat plate, toss sugar and cardamom. Press each peach down into the sugar, flesh side down, until well coated. Grill for 7 minutes or until sugar is caramelized.
Source: Sunday Suppers.