Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Liken yourself unto Bella or not!

Here is a quote Kathryn and I found amusing from Twilight;

"He used to go fishing with us during the summer," Charlie prompted. That would explain why I didn't remember him. I do a good job of blocking painfully unnecessary things from my mind.
Kathryn and I caught several fish while up in the Sierras, but we would like to let our friends/leaders know that we love you even if you don't find fishing interesting or are afraid of bugs...cough, cough DeEtte.

stephenie meyer website quote

Check out the quote on the SM website today. The goosebumps are spreading across my arms!


It was great to see everyone last night! Thanks to Julie for hosting (and for yummy enchiladas) and thanks for all the great discussion and conversation. Here's an extra thanks to Rabecca for letting us know the trailer for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is finally out. (HOORAY!) This one comes out in November. The trailer is short, but so far creepiness abounds, it looks pretty good-- I can't wait!

Here's the link to check it out. Harry Potter 6

I'll be seeing many of you this coming Friday. If you have any questions email me.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I can't come tomorrow...

I was so excited to come to book club this month. Mostly because I actually read the book. Or listened to it rather. Then I double checked my calendar and found that I won’t be able to go - I've got some seminary teacher training or something. I’m bummed.

I really liked this book. I was just coming off of the first three Twilight books, so this one seemed a little difficult to get into. Things didn’t move very quickly. My heart wasn’t racing, I wasn’t having to take breaks just to calm myself. It was a peaceful read and flowed like a slow river.

I soon fell in love with the characters. My favorite of all of them was the dad. I loved his humility, respect, determination and his humanity. He wasn’t afraid of people or of what they thought of him. He had his family and he loved them and cared for them. He taught them things that the people around them all seemed to be lacking. He was who he was and you could like him or not, take it or leave it.

I listened to the book while I was working on a mindless project. I found myself at times stopping to listen to the story and feel the rhythm as it flowed along. I never got bored. I appreciated the author’s sense of how to describe a situation without getting wordy or leaving things out. I could picture every scene as though I were watching a movie but it wasn’t over done.

Simple but beautiful.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Official Twilight Movie Website

I'm sure I'm the last to know about this, but I found the official Twilight movie website today and didn't see it already posted here (probably missed it somewhere). Here's the address:

There are three different teaser trailers and a comic-con reel, a photo gallery, the works!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mark your Calendars!

First off, I just want to commend Lori for crossing borders and yet still finding Edward related obsessions (although, I'm not entirely convinced she didn't spray paint the name herself...)

A lot of you have asked me about the release of Breaking Dawn and whether or not we're all going and what the whole deal is, so I went ahead and called the store today to find out the skinny.

The Breaking Dawn release party will start at 10 pm on Friday August 1st and the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside. There will be festivities of all kinds, poetry readings, games, I think there is a costume contest. I'm not sure how much of that we are all interested in... The main event, of course, is getting lined up and ready for the sale of the book at exactly 12:01 am on August 2nd. The store has informed me they will be doing wristbands for the line like the Harry Potter releases and wristbands will be available starting at 9 am on August 1st. HOWEVER, the bands will be different this time around that in you will only be able to receive one wristband per person and one band = one book. What this means is no picking up 5 wristbands for other people (like you could at the Deathly Hallows release) and also no wristband acting for you and other members of your family (once again, like at the Hallows release.)

So, you need to plan to get over to Barnes and Noble sometime during the day if possible to pick up your wristband in order to secure a place in line and not be there forever at midnight. The earlier you get your band of course, means the further you will be in the front of the line and the sooner you'll get your hands on the book.

For the evening, I haven't really planned anything for all of us as of yet. Plus I pretty much wanted everyone's input. I figured we could plan to meet up in that shopping center around 9 or 9:30, choose a place to have a bite to eat, discuss all our Breaking Dawn related theories, and then head over to the bookstore for some browsing and inevitable line standing.

So far there seems to be a pretty good group of us going and I hope more can make it! Don't forget to invite anyone you want, the more the merrier!

p.s. In honor of the release I'm posting something Twilight related on my own personal blog everyday until August 2nd. Some of these I promise you won't want to miss...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We're not the only ones obsessed with Edward

Trevor and I went to Puerto Vallarta last week and I re-read Twilight and part of New Moon while I was there. My last day, we came across this 'ode to Edward' -- Mexico style.
Apparently we're not the only ones who read this book & love Edward! I hope you all appreciate this as much as I did. :) -Lori

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The official countdown has begun...

I'm sure most of you remember last year when Stephenie Meyer celebrated the countdown to the Eclipse release with "quotes of the day" from the book. Well, she's started it for Breaking Dawn as of today. There will be a new quote from the upcoming book everyday until August 2nd. You can find them here.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Arts and Crafts

I know many of us last week had our other halves up at Scout Camp. Jon was up there for most of the week and came home with a little present for me he made up there.

Check it out...

Yes, that's right. It's a handmade leather bookmark with LITERACHICK embossed on it (and of course topped off with a boondoggle charm-- cuz they like make a million of them at scout camp...)

He's says were dorks, but I think he's jealous. I think he should start his own book club and name it RMR-- Real Men Read (anyone else think that's a good idea?)

In the meantime. I'm using my bookmark and LOVING this month's book.