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post #141 of 654
My hubby puts up with DD watching the movie over and over because he thinks Kristen Stuart is cute. LOL Makes me feel better about crushing on Edward.
post #142 of 654
I watched the movie four times before my DH finally sat down to watch it with me. He thought it was okay.
post #143 of 654
I saw the movie before I read the books. I'm pretty sure that if I saw Robert Pattison in any other movie, he would just be good looking. But being that he is an immortal, sexy vampire, his looks multiply!

I'm reading the books now, and they are even better than the movie, IMO. I have to admit, Jacob is starting to grow on me in New Moon. Now I am looking EVERYWHERE for Eclipse, but all the stores in my area are sold out : I could order it online, but then I have to wait for shipping. Lol.
post #144 of 654
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My hubby puts up with DD watching the movie over and over because he thinks Kristen Stuart is cute. LOL Makes me feel better about crushing on Edward.
heeehee. When we first watched Twilight, when it was over, I said to my hubby, OMG RP is sooooo sexy. He just chuckled. Well, then he bought me the movie and I felt kind of guility So, then like a week or so goes by and I am reading about RP in some magazine and my hubby got a little jealous...it was funny because he never gets jealous anymore.

DH did mention something about Kristen Stewart though.
post #145 of 654
I definitely think that Rob Pattinson is cute, but my crush is totally on the character Edward. I've got my mortal and I'm quite taken with him, but if I stumble on a selfless vampire, look out! hee hee
A friend of a friend (sounds fishy but it's legit) has a poster of RP hanging over her bed, the bed that she shares with her husband! He asked if he should get Cheryl Tiegs and she replied that he could get whatever he wanted, but she was keeping RP!
post #146 of 654
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I definitely think that Rob Pattinson is cute, but my crush is totally on the character Edward. I've got my mortal and I'm quite taken with him, but if I stumble on a selfless vampire, look out! hee hee
Absolutely! RP is cute, but the character Edward is sexy! If you haven't you need to read Midnight Sun (it's Twilight from EPOV), and you'll love him so much more.
post #147 of 654
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A friend of a friend (sounds fishy but it's legit) has a poster of RP hanging over her bed, the bed that she shares with her husband! He asked if he should get Cheryl Tiegs and she replied that he could get whatever he wanted, but she was keeping RP!


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I carry a copy of Twilight in my backpack at all times in case I need a fix.
I have all four audiobooks on my iPod and I listen to them whenever I drive/go anywhere. Thanks God its so many listening hours - by the point I finish Breaking Dawn I am all ready for the Twilight again

Of course I read the Midnight Sun. I would personally hang the person that leaked it to the internet. If not for that idiot, Stephanie Meyers would have the book out by now. So frustrating. I wish there would be a way to convince her to finish it.

It also annoys me how some people are complaining that her writing is not good. So what that its not Leo Tolstoy kind of literature. Who cares? (those snobs...) For a person that read a lot (and I mean A LOT) of classical literature, I have to say that I don't remember when was the last book I've enjoyed reading as much as the Twilight saga books.

Anyway, I am still looking for book recommendations? Anyone?
post #148 of 654
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It also annoys me how some people are complaining that her writing is not good. So what that its not Leo Tolstoy kind of literature. Who cares? (those snobs...) For a person that read a lot (and I mean A LOT) of classical literature, I have to say that I don't remember when was the last book I've enjoyed reading as much as the Twilight saga books.

Anyway, I am still looking for book recommendations? Anyone?
I agree with your assessment! I get so aggravated when people say it's "poor writing". It completely and totally sucks you in. That's good writing!!

As for other books..Have you read "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. It's amazing! I'm reading "The Host" right now too. It's a slow starting book but once you get into it you can't stop reading!!
post #149 of 654
I think it's bad writing and I still like it. Shrug. The two opinions are irreconcilable.
post #150 of 654
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Anyway, I am still looking for book recommendations? Anyone?
I just read a YA fantasy/fiction by Gail Carson Levine. She wrote Ella Enchanted, apparently. Not bad.

While DS is in the kids section of the library I grab a coupla fantasy books out of the YA section. Read Golden Compass and series that way. Not bad.

Have you read all the fantasy classics already? The Lord of the Rings? Harry Potter? The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Dune?

What about Gregory Levine's retellings of fairy tails? Wicked? Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister? How about Christopher Paolini's Eragon?

I've given up, acknowledged that I'm simply a sci-fi/fantasy fan and gone with it. I like the YA books, because there's less smut and slightly less violence. And usually a happier ending. I could also get that from Christian fiction, but I find fantasy more entertaining -- probably just a further escape, but ya know. I figure if I'm gonna escape, I may as well escape to happy places.

The baby and 3yo have interrupted this a zillion times so I make no sense, I apologize.
post #151 of 654
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I just read a YA fantasy/fiction by Gail Carson Levine. She wrote Ella Enchanted, apparently. Not bad.
I haven't read Ella Enchanted, but I have read Fairest by her and it was pretty good. I've been trying to get DD to get some of her other books, but she didn't really get into the book as much as I did. Right now she's reading Inkheart and says it's really, really good, so I may try that once I've finished the Twilight series.
post #152 of 654
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I've given up, acknowledged that I'm simply a sci-fi/fantasy fan and gone with it. I like the YA books, because there's less smut and slightly less violence. And usually a happier ending. I could also get that from Christian fiction, but I find fantasy more entertaining -- probably just a further escape, but ya know. I figure if I'm gonna escape, I may as well escape to happy places.

The baby and 3yo have interrupted this a zillion times so I make no sense, I apologize.
Okay this makes me feel much better. I'm a devout Christian but Christian fiction bores me to tears! It's just so blah and unimaginative. There are two authors I read because they have interesting plots but I read mostly fantasy/sci-fi. I just love it so much!! And I do enjoy the YA books with less smut!
post #153 of 654
I finshed Twilight and am now reading New Moon. I felt so bad when Edward dumped Bella like that. Just as Twilight brings back that feeling of being a teenager being in love for the first time, New Moon reminded me of what it is like being dumped. I really felt bad while reading it! Now I am at the part where Jacob has become a werewolf and am really enjoying it.
I agree that the Twilight series is not Nobel prize literature, but it is totally enjoyable and it really pulls you in.
post #154 of 654
So glad to find this thread. I was sick all last week and figured I would read the book to see what all the hype was about. Ok...I get it now My husband it totally have a good time making fun of me and my new obsession.

I read the first book in one day and then had to go out (sick and all!) and buy the second book. That one was a bit slow to start for me but I read it in a day tooLOL! I had to FORCE myself not to go get the third book on Monday because I am so behind on work I am using it as my reward to get everythign done by this weekend Of course I went to pick it up today at Target and it was gone....off to the bookstore for me tonight!

I got to see the movie (love you Netflicks!) last night. I was not happy with it totally - I kept comparing to the book. But now I am watching it again (while I work) and I am totally into it. I feel like a crushing teenage with Rob....my oh my that man is BEAUTIFUL.

It is fun to read and be exicted about these stories....love me some Edward
post #155 of 654
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It also annoys me how some people are complaining that her writing is not good. So what that its not Leo Tolstoy kind of literature. Who cares? (those snobs...) For a person that read a lot (and I mean A LOT) of classical literature, I have to say that I don't remember when was the last book I've enjoyed reading as much as the Twilight saga books.

Amen-love this!....
post #156 of 654
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Twilight

So I FINALLY sat down with my husband to watch Twilight together and he starts picking out all the things wrong with the movie. No bid deal, it was kind of funny.
But in the scene where Bella is with her dad when Waylin was killed; Her dad gives her pepper spray. The can is bright green. I never noticed before. That is a training can. It has water in it. THe real pepper spray cans are BRIGHT RED! I think that should not have been over looked due to how close that shot was. Anyway, I thought it was funny. Any one else notice?

And I think that the 4th book, Breaking Dawn, is very good. I think some one else said it the best in this thread; The first book and 4th book were the best/favorite. I agrea.
post #157 of 654
Check out this article:

Twilight Moms: Mothers' relationships grow through popular book
http://www.daily-times.com/ci_12336646
post #158 of 654
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But in the scene where Bella is with her dad when Waylin was killed; Her dad gives her pepper spray. The can is bright green. I never noticed before. That is a training can. It has water in it. THe real pepper spray cans are BRIGHT RED! I think that should not have been over looked due to how close that shot was. Anyway, I thought it was funny. Any one else notice?
Um, I have two cans of pepper spray that are green. Hubby got it from his job (he works for the county and is out in the field alot) and it's the real deal, not a practice can.

I just finished BD this afternoon. I think it may be my favorite. I need to digest it, but will probably start my reread tomorrow. Then I'll do a straight run through of all 4 books (plus MS). Then, I'm not sure what I'll do.
post #159 of 654
just finished the entire twilight saga and in desperate search of something to fill that "after twilight void"

So I went for another paranormal romance, a book that is said to be very much like twilight. So I thought good. It is painfully so though, and I guess I should respect that nothing is going to fill the void. It's one cliche quote after another for one. It's desperation to be like twilight is overshadowing any potential for the book. I had to roll my eyes when the new boy at school (for which they go on for 3 pages about how hot he is, rolling my eyes as I read) asks the main character to borrow her copy of "wuthering heights" I mean, come on, try an original idea! *sigh* they sit next to each other in class, he drives a nice car, he is "perfect", he is talented at everything he does... quite pathetic and yet I read on not because its as good as twilight but because I am hoping eventually the story will take a path of its own. Perhaps I should just re-read the twilight saga lol

I cant wait until the 5th book comes out! Midnight Sun (twilight from Edwards perspective)
post #160 of 654
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I think it's bad writing and I still like it. Shrug. The two opinions are irreconcilable.
I'm SO glad I found this thread. I was beginning to feel like a closet teeny bopper. DH and I just watched the movie this weekend (happy mother's day!), and we both liked it, but I liked it more. DH called it a chick flick, but he said he'd watch the next one whenever it comes out.

I haven't read the books yet. Are they truly worth it? I was never a huge HP fan :, but did have a thing for YA romances when I was a kid (any else devour the VC Andrews novels in the 80's??)
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