Friday, June 20, 2008
First off, if you haven't downloaded the latest Firefox, DO IT NOW. It looks better, and it has nicer features. Not only does it drop down on the address bar to give you the address you may be looking for if it has been previously visited, it also gives a brief description of the address, in case you can't remember where the heck www.jfhhr.com takes you. I've installed a few add-ons myself, such as Colored Tabs, FireNes, and PicLens (check those out if their names appeal), but I've kept the standard theme because I like it's clean, minimalist look and feel.
On a different note, I've finished two books hours away from each other. My friend gushed over new sensation Stephanie Meyer, and I was hooked. Of course, I'd been eying her newest adult fiction release, The Host, ever since it came out in May, so I read that one first. It tells the story of an alien take-over where the aliens actually use the human body. Not only does it tell this story from the alien's perspective, but it tells it from the human's perspective as well, because the human who is taken over by "Wanderer" is not letting go. She convinces her alien enemy to join the human side, and together they go out in search of the human's brother, and the love of her life. Tears, people! There will be tears!
As soon as I finished that novel, I immediately moved to the first in her Twilight series (the aptly named Twilight), which I finished in a day. I was a little unsure about it at first, because of it's young adult spin, but I have to say that I liked it. Kudos to the author for getting me to like a novel situated around a teenager's life. It tells the story of a teen who moves to the rainiest place in America, Forks, where she discovers a whole new kind of love. Definite page-turner, and no raunchy sex parts! I'm a little upset at myself for not having bought the following two books in the series, because I want to continue with my reading bender, but I had to settle for another book. This is why having a "too read" pile is a good idea. I had Orson Scott Card's Empire waiting for me, which I've already started.
I seriously can't seem to help myself! I gobble up whatever I have to read whenever I can, and if you give me a day to myself, chances are I'll spend it with a book (or two).