image from amazon.comI've slacked on blogging lately because I don't feel I have anything to say (do I ever really?) and because I was consumed by Stephenie Meyer's book The Host. I hesitated to read it, just as I hesitated initially to read her book Twilight. I think I might have actually liked it more than the Twilight series. There were a lot of similarities (as similar as a book about teenagers and vampires can be to a book about an alien invasion). I'm impressed with people like Meyer who can create such alternate realities to what we live in and have it all flow together seamlessly.