41865Again.  Don’t judge me.  I’ve been on this kick lately where I read on my downtime at work, and I make use of it by reading what I would never spend money one.  So when you think about it, I technically got paid to read this, so…win.

Anyways, first off I want to say much my my chagrin that the writing itself isn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be.  Meyer at the very least has a good grasp on the basic mechanics and fundamentals of writing.  I knew of course it would have been polished a zillion times by editors and the like, but I like to think that most of this is her.

First thing’s first, I hate Bella. Whiney, moody, depressive, self depreciating, I loathe and abhor her to the utmost degree.  I mean, it’s one thing to moon over someone, but to completely shut down when you don’t see them at an expected time -not even an ARRANGED time, just a time that you usually catch sight of them? Pathetic.

It was actually rather interesting for the first few chapters, mostly because I was fueled by rage and disgust I think, but then it just got so boring.  I’m not sure exactly it was about the story or the writing, it just felt off and it was a struggle to finish it.

Twilight was able to give me some additional reading.  The types of vampires Bella researched exist for the most part.  I was actually pleasantly surprised by that.  Not overly sure if I’ll finish the series though. We’ll see.

Time to wash the stupid away with some lovely, lovely Realms.  Realms of Infamy, and anthology edited by James Lowder coming up.

291561From the secret annals of Realms history come these never-before-published tales of infamy, featuring the most nefarious villains of that magical world — Artemis Entreri, Manshoon of Zhentil Keep, Eliath Craulnober, Zulkir Szass Tamm, and many others — told by your favorite authors, including: Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, Troy Denning, Christie Golden and others