Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Outside Reading Blog #5

I am now reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. The book and movie are similar but also different. I personally like the book better, but the movie is ok too. I think that the actors are kinda cheesy, but its bad enough to be good though. One important quote from the book is the very beginning and Bella is talking. Bella says, "I knew that if I'd never gone to Forks, I wouldn't be facing death now. But, terrified as I was, I couldn't bring myself to regret the decision" (Meyer 1). This is important because it forshadows the whole book, and it tells you what is going to happen. It also hooks the reader and makes them want to read the book. It makes the reader want to read the book to find out what would be so great to Bella to not regret her impending death. It makes them want to find out what is so great about Forks and what is there. I love this book and could read it multiple times over and over.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

outside reading blog #3

I finished The Royal Treatment so now I am reading Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice by Maureen McCormick. This novel is about Maureen McCormick's life before and after playing the role of Marcia Brady for five years on the Brady Bunch. An important quote from what I have already read is, "Politely, I reminded them tha tMarcia Brady was still a teenager, but, I Maureen, created not in Sherwood Schwartz's imagination but in the womb of Irene McCormick" (11). This is important because everyone always thinks of actors as the characters they portray not as individual people. This quote establishes her goal for the book right away. This book was going to be about her whole, not just the part of life when she was playing Marcia. She is setting up her own identity with this book, hoping that people won't always think of her as Marcia Brady, just Maureen McCormick.