I'm ready for a new book to read. I'm in the mood for something easy, quick, fun. I sent an email to about 30 people yesterday with a list of five books I have at home that I've been wanting to read, asking which one they recommend. I knew I would also get some other recommendations for future reading, which I welcome. I've already heard back from about 20 people. I don't know if I've ever gotten such a great, quick response to an email.
I have decided to start reading the DaVinci Code today. I will probably read The Life of Pi next. I received at least a half a dozen recommendations for Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. That book has been the talk of Utah since I moved here in July. It's a craze. I promise I'll get around to it eventually.
But, since Twilight is a book about vampires and werewolves, I must ask all you fans if you have seen Underworld (starring Kate Beckensale)? It is a great movie about vampires and werewolves.
Now, most of you know that I am not into R rated movies, I have probably seen less than a dozen of them in my lifetime. This movie is rated R. I'm sure you can find an edited version out there if you are not into R movies either. However, although it did deserve the rating (I've only ever seen one rated R movie that did not), I didn't regret watching it (much how I felt with The Matrix, Gladiator, etc.). The rating is for violence, but it wasn't gross-out stuff, very well-made. I do not, however, recommend its sequel Underworld Evolution, which had less character development, a weak plot, and embarrassing sex/nudity. I did regret seeing that.
The Internet Movie Database gives the following summary of the movie's plot: "Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end."
Just had to recommend that to all my Twilight-loving friends.