Hailed as the next J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer would be an unlikely candidate considering how she started. A Mormon house-wife of three young sons started writing down a story based on a dream she had, and that story ended up turning into four novels and one blockbuster movie. How inspirational! I read and loved all four of her books and currently have her latest The Host in my To-Be-Read pile. The books are in the young adult section but don’t let that stop you. The story is, above all, a love story weaved through four books that will make you love her characters and hurt for them when they are in trouble. The Twilight Movie debuts 11.21.08 so you have some time to at least get a head start on her first novel, Twlight. Buy through Barnes and Noble for $8.90.
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Do you love Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? I do, I think it’s one of the most romantic love stories of all time. I also love Bollywood’s version, Bride and Prejudice starring one of the most beautiful women, Aishwarya Rai and a great Mr. Darcy, Martin Henderson. This is one of the most westernized Bollywood movies I have seen and it is a wonderful modern interpretation of Austen’s work. You will love Mr. Darcy. Bride and Prejudice is one of my favorite Sunday afternoon films, when the husband is gone, housework is sorta finished, and I can just cuddle with myself on the couch as I enjoy one of the few chick flicks that I’ll admit to loving. You can buy through Buy.com for $7.98 including shipping.
True Blood debuted last month on HBO. I had been anxiously waiting for this TV series to finally come out after the writer’s strike, and now that it has, I am on my couch every Sunday night with husband, dog, and hot cup of tea in hand. I am an avid fan of Charlaine Harris, whose Southern Vampire Series is what inspired Alan Ball to convert it to television. If you love murder-mysteries, humor mixed in with the darker side, and a little bit of romance, True Blood has taken what I loved about the books to a whole new level. Not that the HBO series is exactly like the books, you would enjoy reading the first novel Dead until Dark by Harris while watching this first season of True Blood. Each chapter coincides with an episode, and although there are a few changes, it will help shine light on future episodes and plots (shhhh.) It is going to be one crazy ride. Call your cable service, add HBO, and tune in tonight at 9 pm (EST) and let me know what you think. Maybe even pick up one of Charlaine Harris’ books while you’re at it.