The Hunger Games

I am on a roll! I just finished reading my 6th fiction book (6 & a half if you include Midnight Sun)! This is not including me re-reading Twilight, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. If you include those then I will have read 9 books since August! I can’t believe it!

  • Twilight
  • New Moon
  • Eclipse
  • Breaking Dawn
  • The Host
  • The Hunger Games – Newest one I just finished!

Thanks to Stephenie Meyer, she has helped me realize that I can read for recreation! Before the Twilight series I always read non-fiction. I am feeling more “well-rounded” as a person. I’m not just a TV & Movie junkie anymore!

Anyway, so I frequent Stephenie Meyer’s website quite frequently and noticed she recommended a book, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. She had just finished reading it and said it was one she could not put down. I figured if she liked it, I might as well. Borders was out of the book. I told the sales person it was recommended by Stephenie and he was in shock, “really!?” He immediately said he needed to inform the manager so they could order many for the demand this might incur. 🙂 I laughed and said, “yes, that might be a good idea!” 🙂 Anyway, Amazon sent it quickly to me. I finished the 374 page book in about 4 days! It is definitely a winner! It will make you think a lot. As a matter of fact, it increased my gratitude level tremendously. I realized how much I take for granted…food for one. My husband and his family will get a kick out of that! 🙂

You learn at the end that there will be more books to follow…talk about a “cliffhanger!” I don’t know how I will be able to wait until the end of 2009 to read what happens next.

Happy Reading,


P.S.: I have also enjoyed listening to audio books on CD in my car when I travel for long periods. My favorite website is I listened to The Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray…very good science fiction.

Absolutely Awesome New Twilight Trailer!

Holy cow!!!!! They came out with a final movie trailer for Twilight. It was released today and I am on cloud nine! I love this trailer so much more than the others! It shows more of Edward and Bella’s relationship…even a kiss! Ahhhhhh!!!! It is going to be sooooo good! I can’t wait…it is getting closer to the actual release day but it can’t seem to come soon enough!

I am currently re-reading Eclipse now. I have shared my “obsession” of Twilight with my Sister and Mom. They both felt the same way as I did…so I am not alone! Huh! One of my soon to be neighbor’s saw me wearing my shirt and I went on and on about how she had to read it. I saw her yesterday and she is reading Eclipse now. She said she is totally obsessed and hasn’t read a book in years. It was funny hearing her tell me how her husband is in shock about her reading all the time. Her husband and mine could start a support group! 🙂 SERIOUSLY!

Anyway, it has been fun having something to look forward to (the movie) in regards to these Twilight characters since finishing the books. I have missed them. These books have brought me so much joy. I am so glad I overlooked my notion of not liking vampires to read Twilight. I still don’t like the old mythical notions of vampires. I really only like Stephenie Meyer’s vampires. There are so many good things about them. Okay, I’ll let up for now…I won’t continue droning on. I am just so siked about this new trailer…this movie might be super close to reading the book!

One last thing, how could I forget or not mention this…the soundtrack music titles have been released!!!!!!! You can see each song and band that will be on the soundtrack on There is a link under my favorite websites to the right. You can even listen to one of Paramore’s tracks written just for the movie! This is awesome news for Twilight Fans!

Gotta love it,

Favorite quote from Midnight Sun

“Her existence alone was excuse enough to justify the creation of the entire world.”
Midnight Sun
Stephenie Meyer
page 238

Midnight Sun!

Midnight Sun is the name of Stephenie Meyer’s next book in the Twilight Saga. For those of you who are totally insane (no offense 🙂 )and have not read any of these spectacular books, Midnight Sun will be Twilight through the eyes of Edward. Twilight is written through the eyes of Bella. Edward and Bella are the two main characters. Midnight Sun is not a continuation of Breaking Dawn. It is just retelling the first book, Twilight, from Edward’s perspective.

I just found the first chapter online at Stephenie Meyers website (under my favorite websites to the left). I was able to download it and read it today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is just as great as the others! I probably should not have read it because now I can’t wait to read the rest and it probably won’t be released until next year sometime. Oh well…ugh…something to look forward to right? I am not sounding too convincing to myself. Sigh!!!

Choose to be happy, Shan

P. S.: You can read more about it in my archive titled: I can read Fiction