All the hype around Harry Potter kept me away from the books until I had to read them to my after-school students per their request. Once started, the reason for the hype became clear and I continued reading. I checked out the books on tape at Sunset View and got Jed to catch up so we could read the Goblet of Fire together. We had a grand time reading (and mostly listening to) the rest of the series together--getting a chapter in whenever we could.
When Twilight came out and the women of the world around me couldn't put their books down, again I resisted. There is something to be said about NOT joining the hype. Sequel after sequel moved onto shelves, but I just couldn't convince myself to give it a chance. Then my husband's friend checked the book on CD out from the library after being way down at the bottom of a huge waiting list. Books on CD are the only way I get any reading done these days. I decided to put it on my ipod.
I just finished the book last night.
My question to you, world, is:
DID YOU SERIOUSLY ENJOY THIS BOOK?
You must have thought it was the gagiest, cheesiest, most predictable book in existence since Jack Weyland, right? You certainly noticed that Edward's eyes gazed and glowered a million times, and that his perfect and god-like physique were mentioned on every page. You must have wondered, as I did, how Bella and Edward fell so desperately in love in such a short time, right? And in the end, you must have hoped it would have a climax as intense as said Harry Potter and the anything of anything but were sorely disappointed to find it had 1/100 of the excitement and thrill. You did right? You were just pretending to like it because your sister-in-law gave you the book. Please? Or am I the only one in this wicked, vampire-ridden world?*
*okay you must know that I could never be a critic of any kind because I feel too bad about possibly hurting ANYone's feelings and I secretly have fears of running into Stephenie Meyer and having her think I'm a mean lady for writing this post. Remember when I hurt one of the Jehovah's Witnesses for writing a joking post? So if you loved Twilight and feel bad that I wrote this post, I'm sorry. And I still like you. But you didn't really like it, right? I'm just teasing see? If you happen to be Stephenie Meyer, because I often have famous people visit my blog, I'm even more sorry. I am a nice person, I just happen to be a nice AND sarcastic person. Is there book material in that? I could also be in love with a demon! A beautiful, gorgeous, god-like, perfect demon.