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Woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain, but by early afternoon the skies were a brilliant blue, framed by puffy white clouds.

I walked to Trader Joe's this afternoon, and my Nano (which holds my audiobooks) was charging, so I took my Shuffle, which only has music on it. Wow ... the walk seems a lot longer when I'm listening to music! Books make the time fly by. But then I've always known I was more of a book gal than a music gal. One of the guys I dated was definitely a music guy, and I found his way of looking at the world to be rather different.

So I was listening to music, and the selection should have been fairly random, but it seemed to all keep coming up They Might Be Giants. I didn't mind.

I am rather embarrassed to admit that I have been utterly seduced by the Twilight saga novels. The whole shebang is a feminist's nightmare, and the writing feels remarkably similar to a lot of fanfic I've read, but at its core it is alluringly similar to some of my favorite fairy tales. I must admit that I occasionally roll my eyes at how totally defenseless (and danger-prone) the heroine is (like accidentally giving herself a paper-cut at her birthday party and sending a whole family of vampires into chaos with the smell of her delicious blood). Anyway, it's ridiculous, but I'm enjoying it. I actually don't find it to be any worse than a lot of the romance novels I used to read, and it's better than most fanfic, so what the hey.

I've been having some appetite problems the last couple days, just not getting hungry, so I bought myself some tempting snack food at Trader Joe's: chocolate chip granola bars, apple-cranberry bran muffins, etc. Mostly I'm just thirsty.

Well, I think I'll go dive into the third Twilight book, Eclipse.


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Mar. 3rd, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
If you're enjoying the Twilight series, you definitely should read the Sookie Stackhouse novels next. Lots of similarities, but Sookie isn't so damn helpless and she's pretty funny too. (Although I'm enjoying True Blood even more than the books)
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