January 6, 2009

Reading Frenzy

For my blog this year I would like to talk about something that has recently caught a lot of people’s attention on our team: a book, rather, a series of books. If any of you have heard of the Twilight series that is out there, then you will know exactly what I am talking about when I say how addicting those books are.

There are some of us who started reading these books a while ago, but it has now become a huge interest within our team. Over winter break is when people really started getting into them. It’s kind of funny because a bunch of us (I won’t name any names) will just read them anytime and anywhere. For example, on the way to practices and games, on the bus rides, sitting in the hotel, in airports, on planes, and just walking in general are many places and ways that these books are being read on our team.

People just want to know what happens next! Also, people wanting to talk about the characters and different situations in the books now dominate conversations. This can be a problem sometimes though because many people are at different stages in the books and “don’t want to hear” what’s going to happen next, so the conversations end up becoming two person discussions.

One amazing thing that has come out of this reading frenzy is that we seem to gain more and more followers as we go. (we have even managed to somehow suck Mel into this group). You have to cut us a little bit of slack though, we rarely get to read books that we actually want to read, so I am all for this. So, if you haven’t heard of these books or have heard of them and thought they were not worth reading, they are worth reading!

Just ask almost anyone on our team.

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Jeanette Pohlen #23


  1. Shes right!Im in 6th grade and read all the twilight books in 2 weeks! Eadward is awsome and Jacob sucks! Their the best books EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. OMG TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!! I HEART EDWARD CULLEN S A MILLION!!! I think it's great that the team is reading series. If you haven't read them- READ THEM!!!

  3. I am a high school girl so I have obviously read the twilight books. However, even though they were initially intriguing, in retrospect they were one dimensional with little character development. If you enjoy the relationship between Bella and Edward and fantasy, try reading A Great and Terrible Beauty. It is similar but with more character development and plot complexity.