Monday, February 8, 2010

Old Reads, (Fairly) New Reviews

When I read a book now, I post reviews both here and at Goodreads, which may in actuality be incredibly redundant, but it's the system I've got for now :)

But the books that I read before getting on GR are in a bit of a weird situation...because they have no reviews. Oh dear. And the books I read after GR but before my blog are in a similar predicament. Oh dear. So this will be my beginning effort at reorganizing.

The first review I think I should post is from a relatively popular title... maybe you all have heard of it - some of you might have even read it :)

It occurred to me that I've never written a review of Twilight. But then I stumbled on this, and it's pretty much word-for-word exactly how I feel about the book...pretty much, at least. :D

So here's a review of Twilight from someone who knows a thing or two about writing. Guess who it is:

Twilight, Stephenie Meyer. I'm a sucker for a good vampire story, so I wanted to see what all the buzz was about. The story was a page-turner: regular teenage girl falls in love with a guy who turns out to be a vampire. I thought the writing needed some editing. If the girl's heart skipped a beat one more time or the vampire smiled his "perfect crooked smile" I was going to fling the book across the room. But hey, I kept reading to see what would happen next. I'm sure the book will be popular. It would make a good movie.
- 2005 entry from his blog. That's right, folks. This review was written by the one, the only:


7 shout-outs!:

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

hahaha I love Rick Riordan. He's so right. We were just discussing the Twilight series at work, and while I enjoyed the first one, I grew bored by the story. I felt the writing was a bit plain, though accessible to all, and while entertaining, it's forgettable. Harry Potter, on the other hand...well, it's just perfection :)

Amelia said...

My sentiments too! Idk, they were okay. HP certainly wins in the creativity department... :D

Darlyn said...

hi Amelia!great to find you too!

p/s: i like twilight, but HP the best =)

Allie said...

hahaha. What an excellent review.

IceJewel said...

What do I say ? I have loved this book a lot!! And, turning a blind eye on the writing style was easy for me..!

Okie said... the Riordan review. I'm with him. The story was fun and the writing was alright, but after a while, I just got sick of the saccharine and wanted to move on. Haven't gone back to read any of the follow-ups.

Rae\ said...

i read it when you posted it on GR. loved that Rick wrote it! anyone else excited for his new book and series that starts out with The Red Pyramid? and we can't forget the new Camp Half-Blood series he's writing

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