Saturday, June 19, 2010

Book Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

I have read more books than I could ever count. Since I read so much, and read so many good books, it's hard to pick 'favorites'. But The Host by Stephenie Meyer is defnitely on my list of Favorite Books.
Once again, Stephenie Meyer bombards the reader with crazy creativity. The Host is her only adult novel so far. It follows the story of a Soul named Wanderer who inhabits the human body of a woman named Melanie. Souls must have a Host Body in order to survive. Wanderer has lived on more planets and in more species than almost any other Soul, and is therefore a bit of a celebrity within her species. But as she inhabits Melanie's body, she makes some friends that should technically be her enemies.
The Host is a very well written book. It has much better character depth, development, and plot line compared to the Twilight series. Stephenie Meyer is able to change how you feel about certain characters, which in my opinion, shows fantastic writing skills. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

the attack of the ants

Due to lack of dry weather, the Mitton home has been attacked by ants. Thankfully, the Mitton's were able to retaliate quickly and have stood their ground against the horrible foe of tiny insects. The Mitton's have now switched the status quo and they are on the offensive. The ants numbers are slowly depleting. They have suffered drownings, squashings, and vacuumings. The ants are still fighting, though. Their numbers are way down, but they know when to attack and where. And sometimes when the Mitton's walk away from doing the dishes, an enemy ant will hitch a ride and travel with them until the Mitton notices and immediately kills the sneaky ant. The battle is still going, but hopefully the Mitton's will claim their victory soon.