Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Aaah, the Twilight series. I have been trying to think of something meaningful and insightful to post about these amazing books. And all I have come up with is … they are amazing. You all know that I have a degree in math & stats, so eloquent writing is not my forte. Be that as it may, I LOVE these books. Currently there are 3 books in the series (she’s writing the 4th one, due sometime this year! I heard August 2008, but that may change – keep your fingers crossed!) They are named: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse – written by Stephenie Meyer (yes, she’s Mormon and yes, she graduated from BYU.) If you have not read them, then you are missing out BIG TIME. They are not going to be “required” reading for our book club, mostly because there are 3 of them and most everybody has read them already. This post is mainly for me – I want to hear what everyone else thought about the books. I love to pick apart a book I loved and discuss it with other people – and I loved these 3 books as much as I love Harry Potter – a rather bold statement. :) So while we getting started on our first book, I want your thoughts on the Twilight series. ***Warning – if you have not read them then stop reading RIGHT NOW – there are lots of spoilers*** I loved Stephenie’s writing style. I found the books to be heart-warming and heart-wrenching at the same time. I liked how we were “inside” Bella’s head and we could hear her thoughts – and I loved that Edward couldn’t hear her thoughts and the way that it drove him crazy. I thought some of the parts were so funny that I was laughing out loud (Bella on a motorcycle and subsequent injuries). I know that when I got near the end of Eclipse, I was fuming mad at Jacob for tricking Bella into kissing him, then by the very end, I felt bad for him (though not too bad – I am of the opinion that Bella belongs to Edward). Do you agree with Bella choosing Edward over Jacob? Who thinks Jacob is going to imprint in the next book? Who wants to see Bella become a vampire? (I DO!!) Assuming she does become a vampire, who is curious about what her “powers” are going to be? Any ideas? And what do you think the title of the 4th books means? (Breaking Dawn is the title) Any significance on whether or not she’ll become a vampire? Last but not least – who just adores the Cullen family? I love all of them! And yes, I think we are all in agreement – Edward is the PERFECT guy. I loved the conversation between him & Jacob when they are in the tent, before the big battle (in Eclipse). He’s simply perfect – sigh! I also liked how we get to hear everybody’s stories about becoming vampires – and I liked the insight into Rosalie’s life prior to becoming a vampire. It helps to explain her motivations for keeping Bella human. And does anyone else roll their eyes when they hear someone talking about the books and they say “Oh I don’t want to read a book that’s about vampires – too creepy” or “it’s a book for just for teenagers.” COME ON PEOPLE!! These are awesome books that deserve all the recognition they are getting!!!! Okay, soapbox done – thoughts from you guys?