Once we got the dark and twisty book out of the way, we turned the discussion to our other recent reads, Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater. Read my review of Shiver here. I loved these books, but after talking about them more, I think we all realized that they are just a better-written version of Twilight with a male-protagonist who is less of a jerk than Edward and Jacob. Then, we majorly got our geek on and started recording the similarities and differences between Shiver and Twilight--I am almost embarrassed to share that we did this...but then again, it was fun. I guess I can't hide my inner-geekiness forever!
Seriously, that is a TON of similarities...I still like Shiver more, even if it did rip of Twilight... :)
Book club is one of my favorite ways to start a weekend. :) Another favorite way is laying in bed blogging past 10am, which I am doing right now. The sun is ACTUALLY SHINING today though--MIRACLE--and my bike is starting to call my name...
What are your Saturday plans?
I'm looking forward to the rest of this day! After my bike ride I'm planning to do a little shopping, grading/planning at Caribou, then birthday dinner with my family and drinks later on with friends. Sounds like a recipe for a wonderful day.