Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I tried to hate this book, I really did. My sister several years ago recommended this book and would remind me to hop on her bandwagon when the newest novel came out. For some reason I ignored it. Not that I wasn't interested or didn't think she gave fabulous advice but more than likely it was due to my lack of reading, my bookworm days seemed numbered.

So as I spent my life doing other things this series became wildly popular but still I ignored it. Then the movie came out and still I turned my head away. Just about a month ago The Lover came home from RedBox with a few movies and one of them happened to be Twilight. Without even asking this freakish thing hopped in my lap. So ok, I couldn't pretend it didn't exist anymore.

I watched the movie and even though it was cheesy Edward Cullen was HOT. Pale freaks with striking jawlines and messy as can be hair is right up my freakish alley. I've always had a thing for the freaks in my little fantasy world. I always thought the outcast tough guy was hot and I secretly crushed on Lestat, The Crow, The Phantom of the Opera, The Beast from Beauty in the Beast. There's just something sexy about being an outcast with deadly attributes.

Anyway, after watching the movie I decided to see if the book was any better than the movie. At first I tried to nitpick. Things like how short the sentences were, how adolescent these obsessed in love characters were, and how many punctuation marks were used in a single page would make me rate the book low but then things kept getting steamier and I fell trap. I couldn't put the damn thing down. I read it in a matter of days and have asked The Lover to bring home the sequel so I don't have to go on for too long without knowing what happens next.

I need help.


Erin said...

It just grabs you by the neck and won't let go... and then the last book comes and you're left not knowing what to do with yourself...
I understand.
I was ashamed to admit how much I liked it at first, but it got to the point where I couldn't deny it anymore.
I've been there. I understand.

Vern said...

I found a great used book store only 1.4 miles from the house. Only took me 5 yrs of living here, and being dirt-ass poor to find it..lol, but at least I can READ again!