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Wri•ter \ˈrī-tər\: Neurotic librarian, lives in dream world, mutters to self, addicted to caffeine, edits compulsively, kills people for entertainment.

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse (Twilight, #3)Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#BecRereads2018 (Team Jacob)

I confess I do enjoy all the ridiculous bickering and posturing of Edward and Jacob in this book. Sometimes, I think Twilight is as much of a bromance, as anything else. Jacob and Edward put a lot of time and energy into hating each other and misunderstanding each other in this book. It’s almost more about their relationship to each other, than it is about their relationships with Bella.

I love the ancient histories and mythology of this one, as well as the shifting energies between the vampires and werewolves.

Also, hello, magical moment with Jacob and Bella, even if she was somewhat coerced. Plus, I love how Jacob always gets Bella when Edward doesn’t. That continues to please me, all these years later. And I especially enjoy the motorcycle denial. And Seth. Also Team Seth.

Book 195 read in 2018

Pages: 629

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New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon (Twilight, #2)New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Team Jacob, and this is my favorite Twilight book.

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Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about how the first time I read this book, it was right after the end of a relationship that had left me absolutely gutted, so at the time I related with how hollow and numb Bella felt at the start of this story, on so many different levels. This time around, I didn’t have the weight of that hanging over me and jading my perspective, which made me love the story even more.

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Now, let’s talk about why I love this book, which is that quite frankly, Jacob is fantastic and brings real life to this story. He’s funny and bold, and he makes a ton of mistakes when it comes to friendship and communication. However, he is always very sorry and tries to make up for it. He’s just so genuine and loving that it is impossible not to enjoy his character.

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I confess that upon rereading this, I fell asleep on the book, right at the part that Edward returns. That’s how little interest I had after Bella raced away from Jacob. Sigh. But alas, we don’t always get what we want

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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY STILL BE ON THE FENCE, I PULLED TOGETHER THIS FLOW CHART TO HELP YOU SORT OUT IF YOU ARE TEAM JACOB (WOOHOO!) OR TEAM EDWARD (MEH). 

 

 

Book 193 read in 2018

Pages: 563

 

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1)Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#BecRereads2018

Haters gonna hate, and the rest of us are just going to reread Twilight, enjoy it for exactly what it was intended to be, and then visit Forks and La Push (baby!) with our besties and have one heck of a fun time.

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But on a separate note, this is technically my least favorite Twilight novel, and I’m still Team Jacob, forever, which I’ll get into further once I reread and review New Moon.

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Book 193 read in 2018

Pages: 498

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

American PandaAmerican Panda by Gloria Chao
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a good story, overall. I enjoyed it, though the end definitely didn’t blow me away.

I liked taking a peek at cultural differences, though I feel like this fed into all the expected stereotypes, when I was really hoping for something fresher or a bit different. I’ve already read the overbearing-Asian-parents- insist-their-teenager- has -to-become-a-doctor trope so many times that I confess I’m a bit tired of it. There has to be more diversity in parents’ attitudes than this. In that regard, this isn’t a particularly original story, though I enjoyed Mei. She had a unique voice, and I found her journey to be interesting, overall.

Book 191 read in 2018

Pages: 311

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