Thursday, November 13, 2008

November 21, 2008 @ 5:10 PM

If the title didn't spark a light in you, please still read on.... if you know what is good for you! :-P

If the title did spark a light in you, you are still reading... and you know what is good for you already! :-D J/K!!!

On the above date and time I'm going to go drag Brian with me to see Twilight. I've been a bit surprised with myself because I'm getting more and more excited to see it.

Possible reasons:

  • It is a date with Brian. :-)

  • "Everyone else" is excited - I mean, the tickets are getting SOLD OUT!

  • I liked the book more than I had thought. >>>EEK<<< (I'm still leery of that conclusion)

So, onto why those that have not read the book (or had no interest in even touching them). Well, I was kind of in that category. There are a slew of different reasons why some of us don't/didn't want to read it. Mine was mostly that I had stopped reading a long while back because I'd get so much anxiety from having to reread a sentence (yes, a sentence) because my brain doesn't always run as smoothly as I'd like. Other than that I have always LOVED English (I've been known to write a few things on my own now and then) as a kid. I also thought it was a silly craze, and didn't want to be a part of the madness.

A great friend of mine had mentioned her interest in the book, and that is when for some odd reason, I decided to give it a go. After some deal searching, I went to to get it. I read it in about 9 days. I am not a read-the-book-all-night person. I did stumble on more than I'd like, but I read it.

My quick review of the "Worldwide Best Seller" would highlight these main points:

Negative - or at least quandaries that bug me:

  • This first novel was no winner of fantastic awards in literature writing talent in my book. Off and on it actually kind of bugged me... I mean you'd think the editor would have said something to tweak parts to help the storyline flow with ease.

  • This is a "teen" novel. I knew this in the beginning - but I hadn't accounted for the situations that would be involved considering much of the time was centered on High School activities and teens hanging out. What was I thinking? LOL Duh, it is a TEEN novel, Marian! :-p

  • Bella. Hmm, well I just don't know what to say. "They" say we girls all relate to Bella, but I cringed at her non-reluctance with associating so closely with a young/OLD Vampire. I still cringe. I mean I know she is clumsy and a teen that needs a bit more direction in her life, but I'd hope she'd be a bit more smart. I know... "But what about Edward's eye soothing looks and gaze?" ...

  • Edward. Why would he be interested in a teen? I mean he's built all this time in his "life" gaining experiences that have matured him... why would that make him stop where he is in life to be with a human teen? Yes, I know he'd never been in love before, but ... well, I dunno - I'm actually a little puzzled about how I feel about this.


  • I've not read a vampire novel of any kind, so it was fun to delve into something new.

  • The story becomes addictive. There is action, fantasy, drama and sappiness which encouraged me to keep reading!

  • I love the back stories of the characters. I think this is one of my favorite parts. They all have their angles in life that add tremendously to the story. They are the story.

  • I read the first novel (Twilight) - so it passed my anxiety test. That is something for myself and the author to be proud of.

If you'd like to know some of the details in the movie/storyline go HERE. There is a lot of info - and my favorite was stuff about Stephenie Meyer's vampires.


Amy said...

Okay, no pelting me with stones or anything, but I really did not like the Twilight books. Yes, I read them... well, the first three. By the time the fourth one came out I was still traumatized at having lost precious life moments from reading the other three, that I vowed I would not do the same. I have to say kudoos to Stephanie Meyer for getting people to read, and I am excited for her to be so well off now due to the money she has made on the book/movie, but I really can't figure out why these books have made it so big!... well, i guess I should save my opinions, and any excuse for a date is worth celebrating. Yay for you! By the way, when are our chiddlers going to play together?

maidmarian4 said...

LOL! Hey- you feel free to share your opinion. ;-) I read your blog entry on it before I read the books. I don't think it is any piece of literary art by any means, but I did like the character building and the story line. :)

I was thinking the same thing about getting together! I'll e-mail you soon. :)