I recently read a great and interesting blog entry from author Shannon Hale on How to be a Reader. Some people may have a different opinion, but I totally agree with her take on the reader's "reading experience." Take a look at it, and let me know what you think.
I'm currently reading The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. Having a blah moment with it right now, but still trying (struggling!) to finish so I can move onto other things. Oh, how I wish it was Twilight. Or better yet, *sob* Midnight Sun. The writing and story just isn't doing much for me. And of course, it's not because it is a bad book (I'm sure it's far from being a bad book, since it won the 2006 Man Booker Prize.) The person I am right now just can't quite enjoy and appreciate the book. Who knows, maybe that will change one day. There have been plenty of occasions, for whatever reason, where I have a hard time getting into a book. But later on, when I give it another try, I end up loving the book.
Comments spoiler warning: there may be Breaking Dawn spoilers in the comments of this post, so don't read them if you don't want to be spoiled!