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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, December 15th (Thursday)

A friend said it was a fun romance even if it was teen vampires.

The sentence by sentence mood changes, hyper self consciousness and uber reactivity is driving me nuts. I am about half way through and I don't think I'm going to make it.

Does it get better? Should I persevere or give up?


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, December 16th (Friday)

I made it through the first one and thought it just read like a blog. I didn't think her voice was bad, just typically bloggy. And I kept thinking, is something going to happen? Like a plot point? It still feels like nothing actually happened. I also didn't figure out what the moments of intensity were that everyone seemed to be addicted to. I truly think that the cover art was the key.

Didn't read the rest of the series. Watched half the first movie. If you are a fast reader go ahead, but if this is taking serious time away from you reading better things, stop. It read very fast to me because of the bloggy tone.

Now, very good teen vampire romance is the Vampire Academy series. The first is easily identifiable in that it is actually named Vampire Academy. It is Buffy meets Harry Potter, but I actually marveled at how derivative it was without feeling at all derivative.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 11:20 AM, December 16th (Friday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 11:36 AM, December 16th (Friday)

I read all the books. They're awful but I couldn't stop reading them. I threw them at the wall periodically because I can't stand Bella, but I still read the damn things. This is my confession, I don't know what's wrong with me.


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Default  Posted: 11:42 AM, December 16th (Friday)

It's OK Jana - admitting the addiction is the first step. Twilight is literary crack. Very addictive. Very bad for you. Really no redeeming qualities. But damn if I don't want to keep going back for more. Bella is a horrible character and I kind of hate her and never want to hear/read about Edward's perfect marble skin, golden eyes, or fabulous smell....

Also, totally Team Jacob, even if he is a giant douche in Eclipse....


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, December 16th (Friday)

It's okay. Twilight is too pervasive. It's not your fault.

But can you describe what it is that you found compelling, emotionally? Like, what exactly was floating this gigantic boat? Obviously I get what floats romance boats but was it really that he watched her sleep or that "Do I dazzle you?" line?

I got to thinking that it could also be that the boy is worshiped as a object of beauty and that's his job, just to be rich and beautiful...and since I didn't read any further I could be wrong, but Jacob shot up like 2 feet or something, so it was his job to be enormous and physical and manly? And Bella was overwhelmingly attractive purely because of her *smell*? She was average looking, average in most ways, maybe even a bit chunky, but she appealed to what is probably the most primal sense for some reason, so that was her in? He was all staring at her in chemistry (okay, I get it, it's *chemistry*, damn) class like he hated her but it's really because her smell was making him nuts? What was Jacob's excuse? Was it also smell?

If this is the case, I can see how it would be refreshing. It takes a lot of time to be beautiful. It takes a lot of time to maintain an amazing body. But if it's just about the way you innately smell, hell, you probably don't even have to *shower*.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 11:52 AM, December 16th (Friday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 12:21 PM, December 16th (Friday)

I read them but I did not enjoy them. My niece read the series and I try to keep up with what she reads so we can discuss it.

I like vampires who are vampires, and I can't stand the overload of teen angst.

The books do not get better, and the whole thing about hearing Edward's disembodied voice in the 2nd (?) book was annoying. Apparently, Bella was in need of a good counselor.


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Default  Posted: 1:18 PM, December 16th (Friday)

I read most of the first book and it felt kind of like the Playmobil version of Anne Rice. I mean, I don't much like either of them but Twilight was simple and obvious.


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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, December 16th (Friday)

"Do I dazzle you?"

Please tell me it doesn't really say that anywhere...


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Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, December 16th (Friday)

I found this study guide to be helpful

http://theoatmeal.com/story/twilight

Hope4


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Default  Posted: 8:11 PM, December 16th (Friday)

My God. I read them all. I was not embarrassed, but rethinking that. I almost waited in line one night at midnight for the early release at Barnes and Noble.

Look my fav books are Brave New World, War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice, amongd other classics.

But I am a sucker for this trash.

Be strong women. Do not hate yourselves for loving the weakness that is vampire lust.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, December 16th (Friday)

The dazzle line is in there. She replies, "Frequently."

You know these vampires sparkle in the sun, right?


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 5:27 PM, December 17th (Saturday)

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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, December 17th (Saturday)

I confess, when it first came out, I purchased and read Twilight. There was so much hype, I was really curious what the draw was and what teenage girls were reading. Granted, I am raising a boy. I thought it might have a little Steven King or Ann Rice to it. I didn't think it was that bad, although I didn't like the violence at the end. Just me, I just can't do/process violence.

However, I eagerly bought the second book. It started to collect dust, never even cracked it. The first answered my questions. One day I looked at the second book and said to myself, "whatever possessed you to buy it? You are never going to read it." I took it to work and gave it away.

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Default  Posted: 11:35 PM, December 17th (Saturday)

I read all four books and personally enjoyed them all, as well as the movies. Looks like I'm in the minority here on SI.


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Default  Posted: 1:50 AM, December 18th (Sunday)

I kind of wanted to like it and actually read it way after most other people because I was so tired of the ragging on that fandom, particularly the "it's all middle aged women, middle school girls, and fat chicks of any age, and how dare female humans whose sexuality is problematic for a lot of young men and immature men of any age get their squee all over my ComicCon" thing. I often do pointless things that I tell myself are acts of political resistance For Great Justice so I can avoid going to any real trouble.

But I couldn't stick with it so I told myself reading Vampire Academy in trade paperback on a plane while being a 39-yo overweight brunette dressed in obvious head to toe Kohl's was an adequate substitute.

[This message edited by ladyvorkosigan at 1:51 AM, December 18th (Sunday)]


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 8:17 AM, December 18th (Sunday)

The series was my summer reading a few years back... recommended by my eldest daughter.

They aren't books I would reread, and I've only seen the first 2 movies...

I'll read and watch my Pride and Prejudice anyday!


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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, December 18th (Sunday)

I know people who's opinion I respect had fun reading this which is why I read it but really it was kind of triggery for me. Not for infidelity but for addictive love.

I hate that Bella can't focus on what her friend says to her, the words just go into a blur because all she can think about is the boy.
I hate when this has happened with my girlfriends IRL!

I finished it but it was painful!

[This message edited by InnerLight at 11:38 AM, December 18th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 4:45 PM, December 18th (Sunday)

InnerLight,

You are right on about that. This series is not exactly pro-woman. The addictive love thing bothered me a lot too. The stalker aspects of Edward are disturbing. How helpless she is. How much she needs protecting. Not exactly a role model for young women.


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Default  Posted: 6:36 PM, December 18th (Sunday)

i liked it

I had no interest in it at all, then my two dd's had me get all caught up in it and I had to take them to the movies to see them....then my girls grew up and did not even want to see the last two movies but I am addicted so I have to go.....

I didn't read them for a commentary on feminism and women's rights (I am actually a strong advocate on women's rights.) I am just a plain old sucker for eternal and neverending love.

Oh, and btw, I usually hate romance novels, they bore me to tears. I guess it was the vampire theme or something that hooked me here....well, plus the curiosity of how vampires work in the "real" world, the part the werewolves played, the nasty evil vampiress, and how that baby was going to turn out!

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Default  Posted: 8:37 PM, December 18th (Sunday)

I read them all, yes I did. If I weren't a fast reader and didn't have anything else I was reading right then - wouldn't have happened.

I thought the writing was awful. She did get the description of depression exactly right in the 2nd book.

I truly hated the last book. Truly. I slogged through it because I'd made it through the other 3, and I damn well was going to FINISH the freakin' series.

My W read them all, and she waited in line twice, I think, to get them when they first came out.

I go to the movies with her because I love her, and none of our other friends will go with her to see those stupid movies.


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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 10:46 PM, December 18th (Sunday)

It's interesting to hear all the different reactions to this book. I've just lost friends and a sister to this kind of addictive passion where only 'the one' is like a real person to them and every other person is kind of meaningless now that they have their guy.

Crossbow - what a husband - now that's sacrifice! Were the movies awful too?


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Default  Posted: 11:34 PM, December 18th (Sunday)

I have read and watched them all. Not the best books or movies, but once I started (mostly cause of the hype) I had to finish. I watched the second before I had read or seen anything else, so then I had to backtrack and catch up. I will be watching the last one, but wouldn't ever read them again.


Just say yes to the rest

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Default  Posted: 8:17 AM, December 19th (Monday)

My sister and I read them along with her then-7th grade daughter. My sister read them first to pre-screen for her daughter, and in the process was hooting and snorking so much about their awful-ness that I begged her to pass them to me before her daughter. I also thought they were awful, but enjoyed snarking on them immensely.

The fangirling kind of reminds me of how I thought Heathcliff was the most romantic character ever when I was a young teen reading Wuthering Heights. I was a bit horrified to read the Wuthering Heights references the author kept making in Twilight, since the "romance" was so ridiculous and the books IMO so bad that their comparison to Wuthering Heights was kind of insulting.

But I did get a laugh over how at a certain age, an angsty, angry, troubled, tragic, abusive and controlling guy *with a past!* can be so romantic and compelling. Since I felt it so acutely myself, I know that feeling from the inside and it's powerful.

I wonder what it is about that age girl and that type of guy that is like a match to gasoline? Anyone know the psychology of it? It's so interesting!

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Default  Posted: 8:40 AM, December 19th (Monday)

I stumbled across the term "LOLfan" in reference to Twilight. I'm a LOLfan. I love to make fun of them. I have to be careful because my sister-in-law, mother-in-law, and niece are die-hard true fans, so when I watch the movies with them I have to keep the snark to myself.

I did actually worry about my niece for a while - she was really into Bella and said she wanted to be just like her, etc. etc. I tried to get her to read some YA books with strong female leads, like the Trickster's Choice series by Tamora Pierce, but she had zero interest. She doesn't really like to read but she looooved Twilight. That makes me want to cry!


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Default  Posted: 9:07 AM, December 19th (Monday)

Vampire Academy, I'm telling you. Or you could also try Hunger Games.

Look, she wants the boys, not the strong female lead. At least 2 boys so there can be a Love Triangle. That's why you sell her on the romance (Team Dmitri vs. Team Stefan, Team Peeta vs. Team Gale) and just know that along with feeding her blossoming fangirl need for that sort of thing, she's also getting strong female leads.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 9:27 AM, December 19th (Monday)

It's like shredding vegetables in your spaghetti sauce.


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Default  Posted: 10:05 AM, December 19th (Monday)

I read them all. I agree they are addictive. The story was ok but honestly they could have been written in one whole book. I will never watch the movies.


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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, December 19th (Monday)

I have read and watched them all and mostly enjoyed them. I thought the first movie was just terrible, horrible acting. We watch it quite often on my ipod before going to bed so we can laugh at our favorite bad lines. I do not go to the movies to see shirtless Jacob or sparkly Edward and am embarrassed of my friends who most obviously do, but don't bother with the books.

My husband refuses to claim any interest and yet when the movies are out on DVD, funny that he'll sit and watch it with me. I made him read all the Harry Potter series, he put his foot down with Twilight.


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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, December 19th (Monday)

But Dracula had 3 boys. Granted, one is a Texan but he fights vampires so that's all cool, and the other ends up engaged to a vampire but he stabs her with a bit of wood, so it's all properly romantic, except for the light saber duel between Renfield and Harker and Renfield got saved at the last minute by Lord Soth and his trusty werebadger sidekick, that was more of a nod to William Shatner.


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Default  Posted: 7:11 PM, December 19th (Monday)

William Shatner is a were badger? 'Bout damn time he came out of the closet!


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Default  Posted: 7:15 PM, December 19th (Monday)

And yeah, I think the movies are pretty bad.

I actually like *one* character from the books, and that's Alice. Her good-natured (especially for a vampire in this series) quirkiness is refreshing and entertaining.

Horribly, when I accompanied W to the midnight release of "Breaking Dawn," *I* won a raffle prize - nameplates autographed by the authoress herself.

Boy did I get the stink-eye from the hundreds of tweens (and their moms!) packing the bookstore that night!

Don't know if W ever used them though.

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Default  Posted: 3:30 AM, December 20th (Tuesday)

I'm still waiting to find out what happened to the third son. Unless Lord Soth *is* the third son. If so, never mind. He got that nasty STD from that Silvanesti OW of his.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls he’d known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 6:30 AM, December 20th (Tuesday)

No, no, William Shatner is T.J. Hooker.

I guess Soth had an STD if you swap out the D with "Death" but STU would be cooler sounding.


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Default  Posted: 10:53 AM, December 20th (Tuesday)

Oh mah gawd y'all!

Breaking Dawn Drinking Game


OFFICIAL DRINKING GAME RULES:

Take One Drink When:

Edward bites a human
Charlie makes you cry
There’s a toast at the wedding
The movie tries to justify Jacob’s impending imprint
For each of the bruises Edward finds on Bella the morning after (Bella just fell down the stairs is all)
The pro-life vs. pro-choice theme makes you uncomfortable
The camera pans to Jasper
Seth Clearwater is adorable
You feel deathly afraid of being pregnant
The Cesarean Dentata occurs
Michael Sheen appears

Take a shot when:

Charlie declares his own hotness.
Stephenie Meyer appears.
Edward breaks the headboard.
The getting-ready-for-sex montage occurs.
You see the ‘science!’ of Bella’s insides.
Chug for the duration of:

The wedding kiss
The Volvo commercial
Any vampire sparkling
The wolf telepathic pow-wow (This one might kill you)
Bella drinking blood


Empty the bottle/glass for:

THE IMPRINT


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Default  Posted: 2:10 PM, December 20th (Tuesday)

In my opinion? No. They don't get better.

I have a long, long list of problems with those books.

I'm a sucker for a good vampire story. These are simply trash.


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Default  Posted: 2:10 PM, December 20th (Tuesday)

In my opinion? No. They don't get better.

I have a long, long list of problems with those books.

I'm a sucker for a good vampire story. These are simply trash.


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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, December 20th (Tuesday)

The Twilight books were a guilty pleasure of mine. My teenage daughter was reading them so I did too... hooked after the first one.

The second book dragged for me, but I loved the last one. I have never been a crazed super fan of anything, and Twilight was no exeption, but they were fun, quick reads.

I hate the movies though. Bella walks around with her mouth hanging open all the time looking like an experiment in artificial stupidity.


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Default  Posted: 12:11 PM, December 29th (Thursday)

I have a weakness for trashy books...either simple trash like Twilight or trash with erotica in them especially historical romance books. I am a sucker for anything that has history in it. I think it goes along with my nostalgic view of men in the past. Yes, this is straight out of my need for more IC I know, but there is something about that whole "chivalry" thing that makes me swoon like Scarlet O'Hara. I know, I know, I know...it is all BS and women had no power back then etc etc etc. It just seems to me that people today, both male and female, have no sense of manners, honor, chivalry, etc. So I am hopelessly in love/lust with Mr. Darcy, Capt. Wentworth, Colonel Brandon, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mr. Thornton, Dicken's Allan Woodcourt because they are "gentlemen". I also enjoy the reformed rakes in Regency romance books like Lord St. Vincent(total swoon), all the Cynster men, and Viscount Calverton (Luc). So in following all this I read Twilight because of Edward's old fashioned values... and let's face it not many young men today have these values however it is my goal to teach my sons how to respect women and treat them gently while viewing them as equals. Yes I got sucked into the world of the Vamps in the Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and others.

Hey give a girl a break! I have a hubby who has severe ED and is very ill. I gotta get my romance and jollies somewhere!


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Default  Posted: 5:40 AM, January 2nd (Monday)

Tonight, my 21 yo son reported that his father is now reading these books... and told son that he "should read them .. they are pretty good".

Dear son is having a field day ... saying "SEE SEE... I TOLD YOU DAD HAS CHANGED!!! THIS COULD EXPLAIN A LOT!!! MAYBE HE SPARKLES NOW TOO!!!

Any men in your life recommending this series to their sons?


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Default  Posted: 12:31 AM, January 16th (Monday)

WHy read Twilight when you can read this post instead?


Oh man y'all had me laughing so hard! I refuse to read it not because of anything other than I am loyal to Harry Potter (I was 10 when Harry was 10!!) and my focus was all on that, not Twilight. Plus Robert Pattinson has always just kind of annoyed me? So it gave me even more reason to not see the movies. The books, you ask? Because I would be picturing RPat as Edward, I decided not only did I not want to waste the time reading it, I didn't want to imagine his face and creepy hair while wasting time reading it.


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Default  Posted: 12:41 PM, January 16th (Monday)

Ok I admit it!!! I read all 4 books within a week - borrowed from my 13 yo niece.

Fine fine!!!!!
I have an Edward Doll too.

Yeah yeah and a poster of Edward and Jacob on my bedroom door.

There I said it.


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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 9:39 PM, February 6th (Monday)

Wow this thread is still going on! There are Edward dolls??? Oh trixie you have it baaaaddddd!!!!


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Default  Posted: 10:38 PM, February 6th (Monday)

Lord Soth and his trusty werebadger sidekick

Man, I remember thinking it was cool as hell (I was right) that Lord Soth was getting sucked into a different world. I was always confused as to whether or not it was canon though.


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Default  Posted: 2:10 AM, February 7th (Tuesday)

They are not literary masterpieces but if it gets kids reading then I am all for it. I enjoyed them. Good books to read whilst lying on a sun lounger.

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Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, February 12th (Sunday)

Now, very good teen vampire romance is the Vampire Academy series. The first is easily identifiable in that it is actually named Vampire Academy. It is Buffy meets Harry Potter, but I actually marveled at how derivative it was without feeling at all derivative.

If you liked Vampire Academy try "House of Night"...or if you like adult vampire stories I can give you a HUGE list of stories to read...I am a Vampire addict and proud.


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Default  Posted: 12:32 PM, February 15th (Wednesday)

I begrudgingly read them...and surprised myself with enjoyed them.

I have seen the movies and am amazed at the selection of actors for it.

IDK who did the castubating for these parts - but ugh.

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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, February 15th (Wednesday)

For those of you who disliked the non-pro woman aspects of Twilight and the stalkerish aspects of Edward, you must see this - Buffy vs. Edward.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZwM3GvaTRM


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Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, February 22nd (Wednesday)

The Twilight Series is a guilty pleasure of mine.

I think Bella is a ridiculous caricature of a teenage girl, but I just couldn't put them down.

I even re-read them.


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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, March 11th (Sunday)

I read them because my 6th girls were enraptured. Worst books ever. I liked Hunger Games and the Crossed series- at least you could find a theme!

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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, March 11th (Sunday)

I think I got into the books because:
1. They are super easy to read. You really don't even have to think. And with my my career, sometimes that is just what I need.
2. I am the "boss"..the ultimate one...at work. Everything is ON me. All the decisions. The financial responsibilities. The burden of keeping the business chugging and having so many people rely on me. PLUS having kids and dog! It's just overwhelming sometime. For me, it's a fantasy to have someone take care of me and protect me and provide for me.

Hell, my whole life is an ode to strong, independent womanhood. Was nice to have a departure in my reading!

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Default  Posted: 12:45 AM, March 17th (Saturday)

I read the first one. I only made it halfway through the second one...and I do agree about Meyers having nailed depression dead-on. I haven't read the third. BUT I read Breaking Dawn and it was a relief! I could actually read it!

The movies? Hilarious.
The dolls? My husband and I laugh about them. He took a picture of me holding an Edward doll and doing the Edward face (you know, sucking and puckering in that lower lip, LOL).

I now refer to my son's hair as "Edward hair" when it's particulary crazy.


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