As with anything, I always recommend beginning at the beginning. However, in case you don't want to peruse my entries from the beginning (& hey, it's your loss), here's a quickie for you.

I basically like Twilight. I appreciate it for what it is, and recognize it's shortcomings. If you're a crazed Twi-fanatic, consider yourself warned.

Kristen Stewart is on my shortlist of favorite actors, and Robert Pattinson is not only gorgeous, he's talented too.

The cast in general blows my mind. Not for their acting skills (which are super sweet), but the fact that they are all so normal seeming. And they get along. No cat fights, no set drama. I'd love to see a remake of The Breakfast club with this cast, where they act as themselves. someone make that happen k thanks.

Stephenie Meyer, as a stay-at-home mom of multiple kids, wrote a book. She's kinda my hero. I want to do what she's done.

All opinions and thoughts are welcome here, so please feel free to speak your mind. :)

PS-I tend to go off on tangents like no one's business, and occasionally stray from what I really wanted to say. I'm also too impatient to go back and re-read what I've written to make sure it sounds right. I apologize for any ramblings, incoherence, and other minor transgressions I might make.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Feelin' Fiesty-BEWARE!

This is going to be super short, because I really am supposed to be writing for my book, but I can't stop thinking about this and have to get it out of my head before I can even attempt to write anything else.

What makes Twilight obsession-worthy?
Why can't I stop reading it?

Seriously peeps, someone explain it to me. Because I really don't get it! Outside of the totally naiive minds of pre-teens, this story should, by all rights, suck.

But, it doesn't. I've read it four times (all four books in the series), in three months.

I read a lot of books. I love reading all different types of literature, from a variety of authors. I just love reading. However, I should not love reading Twilight. The writing isn't great, the style or the delivery.

I don't care; I cannot leave the world of Forks.

Is there some subliminal thing in there? Some sort of Mormon magic? Are the pages dipped in some sort of fairy tale belief inducing chemicals?

I love it, I love it, I love it!

Whatever it is about this story, the characters, the entire thing, I cannot figure it out, even for my own self, and I cannot put it down.

And it's not helping things that they cast Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Rob is British, articulate, awkward, dirty, and beautiful. We're a match made in heaven. I want to eat him up with a spoon very slowly.

Kristen is on my very very short list of favorite actresses. Have you seen Into the Wild?! Don't get me started. And she just rocks in person, as a person.

I mean, they're both beautiful, talented, and anti-Hollywood. I am so thrilled to have new stars worth watching.

I think perhaps The Dream Stephenie had was some sort of divine intervention or something, to keep today's women from totally losing their cool over the way the men in high places are screwing up the world.

Just sayin'.