November 24, 2008

TWILIGHT…Shrouded In Darkness

Help me out here guys….
What is the deal with TWILIGHT?

I have seen the "countdown" button for it on
some blogs, but I was just thinking it was
going to be a new TV series…

I recognized the guy in the picture as the
Diggory boy from Harry Potter…

But, until last Friday, I had no idea it was a
series of books that apparently EVERYONE
and their mother has read and is obsessed with!

Am I completely clueless????
Is this just a "thing" for screaming teens?
Do I really need to read these books???
The idea of digging into a whole series of big
new books really floats my boat, but are they
worth the time and money?

What is so great about them?
Uh, I know you all have opinions!!!
So share them…
convince me or dissuade me….
gush or growl…
I need the 411, asap!!!!

Thank you in advance for you assistance!!!! :)


  1. Let me be the first to weigh in. About 2 weeks ago...I took the plunge. I thought these would be so teeny bopperish.

    Read all 4 in about a weeks time.....easy to read and well worth it.

    I only bought 2 and borrowed the other ones. My 17 year old son who HATES reading.....loved these!

    Did not stand in line for the premier but it is on my list of movies to see. I think you will enjoy the books too :)

    Happy holidays:)

  2. I am interested in know, too!! I will wait for responses to your post. It's great to see you.

  3. Okay I'm totally new to the Twilight thing but I'm hooked. I saw the movie Friday having little knowledge about it prior to seeing it. I didn't feel it's teeny bopperish at all. Yes it's set in HS but that's about it. It's not like watching "My Sweet Sixteen" on MTV.

    The books (4) are written by a Mormon stay at home mom from Phoenix. The movie has no real sex scenes but their first kiss is very steamy!! I don't want to give too much away but I can't stop thinking about it. I've already picked up the book 'New Moon' (#2 book in the line up) because I just can't wait for the sequel to come out! I'm already on chapter 3 and I just got it yesterday.

    I highly recommend the book

  4. Well, you're not alone. I had never heard of the books or the movie until the last few days when so many bloggers started posting about the movie. I have to admit I don't get it - why are so many moms into a vampire story ???

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    Here is my 2 cents.
    I have to say:
    Yes, READ the books
    Yes, They are great
    And you will be hooked even if they are not your favorite.

    I am NOT a reader at all, and friends begged me for a year to read the books. Vampires? I was not having it, but after I got through the first 4 chapters of twilight, I was staying up late, neglecting food, laundry, and sleep to find out what happens in each book. The 2nd book was my least favorite, and I wanted to throw it across the room a few times, but I stuck with it, and I am a HUGE FAN of them all!!

    I am grateful that the author Stephenie Meyer has made me want to read again, and wrote such compelling and addictive books.

    Should you put the money into them? Absolutely.
    If you hate them, they will always sell.

    PS: They really made me feel "honeymoonish" with my husband also, so he REALLY loved me reading the books! :)

    ** If you decide to read them, let me know what you think.
    I love to hear what people say!
    ~ Ann Marie

  6. I have just started book 3 Eclipse. On the weekend I saw Twilight and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Yes, the books are a quick read, not very well written but the movie is beautiful.And the sun will still rise and set tomorrow if you don't read this series.

  7. I won't hype it up too much for you - everyone certainly has their own reaction to these books (my sisters HATE them). However, it's just a really sweet love story between a shy teen girl and a lonely vampire, who sees that there is something different about her. They aren't Pulitzer Prize winning novels, but hey - everyone needs some brain candy, right?!

    P.S. Thank you for being brave enough to comment on my blog! You have a darling blog yourself, and I hope you will come back from time-to-time. I am interested to see what you think now that you have recently "discovered" Stephenie Meyer! Ciao bella! xoxo Love, Miss Megan

  8. Hej, thanks for visiting my Blog. It makes me very proud...
    The first of these books I'm reading last year...I think it was great...the last of this serie is not translat in german, I'm waiting for it.
    I think my english is very bad...:o((, I hope you understand what I mean...
    The movie starts in Germany 15th January, he's on my list to see!!
    I think, you will enjoy the books too!
    Hughs from Germany

  9. I've never been a fan of these type of books/movies so I'm not a good one to ask. My sister saw it and like the movie though.


  10. I had this very same question when I started seeing all of the Twilight blogland hype! I made the comment on my blog that I guess I needed to buy the books and read the series. I like to read the books before I see the movie. THANK GOODNESS someone told me I only had to read the first book before seeing the movie! I haven't done it yet, but it's on my "to do" list!

  11. I have been hearing about the too so often, they are making me wanna read them too, lol.
    I don't think I can find them here for a while, but can always check.

    Hugs from the Netherlands

  12. I have seen them on other peoples blogs too, but knew nothing about them.But now I'm entrigued!

  13. My daughter, who is 22, loved all the books. My friend's son, who is 16, loved the books. I went with my daughter to see the movie and we both loved it! My daughter said the books are not that well written, but good fluff to read. I am all in favor of books/movies that don't have swear words, bloody violence and sex! The movie theater was packed with young people too!

    Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.
    Victoria Lynn

  14. Never heard of it or them but now interested.

  15. I'm a Mom of two boys and started the series last year. I stayed up late, neglected housework, etc...until the books were done. It is a quick read, so why not? I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have. Can't wait to find out if you are a Team Edward or a Team Jacob kinda gal.


  16. My 15 year old daughter who has always hated reading got sooo into these books! I couldn't believe it when I saw her reading for hours at a time! She liked the first book the best but has read them all!

  17. I have no idea..but everyone loves it! I even saw a "Twilight" Christmas tree on a blog. There must be something to it!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    -sandy toes

  18. I read just the first one and that was enough for me. No plans to see the movie. (However, I'm 41, so maybe that accounts for it.) I just did not buy the supposed fierceness of Edward and Bella's attraction/love. The characterizations are fairly two-dimensional.

    If I never read about how good Bella smells and how Adonis-like Edward is, it'll be too soon.

    Give me Andie and Blane over these two any day. ;o)

  19. I've read all four and I am an avid reader, so I wasnt so sure I'd get sucked in but then, I sure did.For me the thing about it was, it was much like watching a vitorian movie when there is not any sex or swearing but an innocent magical love story that unfolds (and includes spooky legends etc.) -it kinda makes you root for them to finally touch, hold hands and kiss-a lot of tension leads up to this simple human contact. It is sweet!

  20. i fell in love with these books! I started the first one, and had to buy the 2nd before I finished the first.. and so on!! Just saw the movie today.. Sooo good...

  21. Thank you for your recent visit! It is great to meet you.

    I am drinking the Twilight Kool-aid. I saw the movie first and was BLOWN AWAY. It was a lovely little jolt of romance. I went and bought the book and read it in two days. BETTER than the movie (although seeing that kiss on the big screen was *sigh*). I now own all of the books and I am making my way through them quite happily.

    I think the appeal is the theme of a man, er, vampire who behaves in such a chivalrous manner toward his lady... well, eventually. I think women are STARVED for that type of behavior from men these days and it has reawakened an awareness in us.

    Yes, read. And don't feel as though you are out of the loop. Just jump in!


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