November 24, 2008

I feel all bereft...

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I finished the Twilight series. And now there's a tiny sad void in my day and night.

I won't tell you that this book is a great piece of literature. It isn't.
I won't tell you it's sophisticated. Because it's not.
I won't tell you I didn't roll my eyes throughout it and wish the author had a heavier-handed editor. I did. (especially in the 2nd book)

But. BUT...

I can't remember in recent history having more fun reading a series. I would get a certain twinkle in my eye each time I thought, "Hey, I have some time. I think I'll go curl up and read some more of the Bella & Edward saga." I know Big Dude thought I was nuts and even Eldest Dude rolled his eyes at the thought of Mommy reading her vampire books. But, oh well. 'Twas FUN, I tell you.

And I'm so thankful for Julie's enthusiasm and generosity. I was on a very long waiting list at the library (darn all those teenage girls!) for the 3rd book, when I won the drawing at Julie's blog for the last two books in the series. Because Julie is such a pimp HUGE FAN of the books, she got to go to the Post-production party and the Cast Screening of the Movie. Of course, it does help to be married to the very talented Sound Mixer!

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14 comments:

MamáChanga said...

Oh Susan, I'm soooo glad you posted this! I decided that I want the series for Christmas & I'm looking forward to some fun reading. I thought about the library too, but I know the list would be waaaayyy too long. Oh well, I guess I'll just wait and see if Santa stops by with it. BTW, DrillSgt. and I went to watch the movie, we both liked it (even if it is geared toward teenage girls), there was enough in there to make it a fun date night movie.

Hugs & Blessings!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Confessions are good. I stayed up one night this past week and read the entire first book. I thought I would only read "one chapter". Now I am impatiently waiting on the next one. Julie twisted my arm and I so glad she did!

Denise B said...

Oh no...not you too!! I LOVE these books, pure twaddle ;) I'm almost done with number two. Have you seen the movie? Inquiring minds want to know...Edward or Jacob?!

SKELLER said...

Yes, it's true {blushing}. Sometimes twaddle is just what the doctor ordered ;-). Haven't seen the movie. Team Edward, fer sure.

Denise B said...

Huge Edward fan here also. That's why book 2 was sooo frustrating!

By the way, your Zoo pics that Sherry sent out were amaziing!

Kat said...

They were a fun series to read. And I LOVE the picture of you holding the book. Too cool. So, whatever will you read next??

SKELLER said...

Not sure yet. From the library I grabbed Fahrenheit 541, Ender's Game, and a couple PD James mysteries.

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

I'm so glad you're on the Twilight side.

That was a great description. Pure fun.

xoxoxo

JourneytoFamily said...

LOL, I LOVE that picture!!!! And in regards to Twilight, I've been called an "enabler", a "dealer" and now a "pimp".

And my reply: You're welcome! ;)

And re-reading the series helps fill that void.

Donna Boucher said...

I am so glad to hear you read this and loved it!

My daughter in law was devouring this series and I wondered....what the heck?

But now I understand :o)

She is in good company if you liked them!

Heidi said...

Ooh, you have some good books on your reading stack. :) (You know Fahrenheit 451 and Ender's Game are both on my list...) I enjoyed the PD James book I read a while back. Maybe I need to grab another one. Yes, pure twaddle is exactly what the doctor orders sometimes. :) I might even have to check out Twilight...

(Your picture is too fun!)

Ashley said...

This is exactly what I told my mom when I gave it to her to read. Don't read it for literature excellence... read it because it is fun and light and comforting and addictive and really makes you feel like a teenager all over again.

Rhea said...

It was a fun series to read. Definitely not great literature, but it brought out the teenager in me who believed in all-consuming love. Very fun.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i'm listening to the last book right now and i feel the same way. it's my favorite of the whole series.