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02 July 2008 @ 01:08 pm
Why do I read the Twilight series?  
It makes me really sad that Twilight has really kicked off and become so popular. It's such a horrible series for so many reasons, and yet I keep reading the books.

(At least I didn't pay anything for the books; all of them were received from swap sites or from other people. So I'm not contributing any money to this franchise yet. The movie will probably change that as I really want to see it.)

PRO: My co-workers are REALLY into the books and it gives us something to talk about.
CON: They REALLY like the books, and I don't know why. The books that I like, meanwhile, I don't think they'd care for. One co-worker was looking for something to read on an upcoming trip, and since she started us on this Twilight kick I suggest another vampire book, <u>Interview with a Vampire</u>. Wouldn't touch it.

PRO: It's important to read new books and support new authors.
CON: BS and that doesn't count if you don't like the books.

PRO: The Twilight series can be very funny.
CON: Clearly, it wasn't meant to be.

PRO: EDWARD IS SO PERFECT AND HOT AND WONDERFUL.
CON: He's also an undead creep, and I think my carpet has more personality.

PRO: It's fun to write cranky, nasty reviews about them. Almost therapeutic.
CON: Everyone else has written better ones. But it is therapeutic.

PRO: At least you aren't reading romance novels with Fabio on the cover.
CON: It's a steep, slippery slope down from Twilight to Fabio's Dangerous.

Huh. Clearly, Stephenie Meyer needs to become Fabio's new shadow author, and the two will be joined in an unholy business partnership that will take over the world of housewives and teenagers everywhere.

PS: This was naturally triggered by the completion of my review of New Moon. Do I really want to move on to Eclipse?
 
 
 
Megmilis on July 3rd, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
I am in the middle of "Eclipse" right now. But then again I am a reader who enjoys intellectual books and "stupid" books. A lot of times, especially in the summer I like to suspend my knowledge of reality and get wrapped up in the complete fantasy of a good book.
VLelfbiter on July 3rd, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Err... Almost makes me happy that I know nothing about it... :-/ Nothing in this side of the Pond, anyway...
Kuruma Chidori: alwayschidorichan on July 3rd, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
At first I wasn't that into Twilight (I thought I was one of the few who didn't "fall for" Edward--I guess not!), but once I read New Moon, I really enjoyed it (I guess you didn't ^-^). Still not my favorite series, but I liked Jacob. X0

I wonder if you'd like Meyer's The Host at all? It's for "adults" (I don't see much different in tone other than it's not about high schoolers and not quite so heavy on the love)--I was surprised to find I liked it much more than the Twilight books.

I like fluff, though. Not into "serious" books at all. (And I was honored as the top English student at my college for my graduating year, too. X0 Now that I can read what I want, I'm done with the serious stuff!)
Suzik00kaburra on July 3rd, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'm not too particularly into 'serious' books either (I thought) although I do read a lot of 'em for pleasure. But lately I've been reading a lot of quasi-romance novels hiding under the guise of "historical fiction" and I do feel guilty about it because my brains leak out my ears in the process. But there's some pleasure threshold that The Other Boleyn Girl and Interview with the Vampire pass and Twilight/New Moon doesn't.

I did like Jacob so much more than Edward. If he was the star of the series instead of Bella, it would get serious awesome points.
Kuruma Chidorichidorichan on July 4th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
The Other Boleyn Girl seemed interesting (I used to love learning about Henry VIII) but I can't stand BOTH Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johanson so like it turned me off from even reading the book. X0 But I guess that's not fair!

I agree--Jacob's the best character in the series! And all of my friends who love Edward HATE him!
Suzik00kaburra on July 7th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
I read the book before the movie, so that helped an awful lot :-p

One of my co-workers says that Jacob is Very Naughty in Twilight and I'll hate him for something he does. I kind've hope he kills Edward. That would be awesome. But then Bella would kill herself, and Breaking Dawn would be a lonely book. So, I'm guessing this is not what happens.
Kuruma Chidorichidorichan on July 7th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Was your co-worker an Edward fan? (As most girls seem to be... -_-) Let's put it this way, if you love Edward (and thus hate Jacob), you will think Jacob is "naughty" in Eclipse, but as a Jacob fan, I was like, "Yesss!!" (LoL That could apply to Jacob killing Edward, but...)