or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Arts & Crafts › Books, Music, and Media › Book Clubs › BOOK CLUB FOR Twilight series
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

BOOK CLUB FOR Twilight series - Page 9

post #161 of 237
On a more serious note, should I make sure I read BD before dd does? She is 14 and we have discussed the story so far. We've had good conversations about no sex, etc and the self control issue. I am impressed with her maturity about that. It is just nice to have something that we are both interested in that we can talk about that then leads to more personal talk. I wonder if Stephanie Meyer ever thought that her books could help mothers and daughters bond like that or that we would(in this day and age) talk about chastity as a good thing.
post #162 of 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by ricemom3 View Post
Hello...my name is Muriel and I am a Twilighter.. is there a 12 step program for this?
If there is I don't WANT to join it..I like the obsession! Welcome!! Have you read Midnight Sun?? It's a good way to kill the time until your DD is done with NM!
post #163 of 237
Quote:
On a more serious note, should I make sure I read BD before dd does? She is 14 and we have discussed the story so far. We've had good conversations about no sex, etc and the self control issue. I am impressed with her maturity about that. It is just nice to have something that we are both interested in that we can talk about that then leads to more personal talk. I wonder if Stephanie Meyer ever thought that her books could help mothers and daughters bond like that or that we would(in this day and age) talk about chastity as a good thing.
Book 4 deals with much more serious, adult-type themes than the other books. It may make you more comfortable reading it first.

I just finished book 4 (read all of them in a month) and completely identify with Twilighters I just downloaded that bit of Midnight Sun and can't wait to start it!
post #164 of 237
I'm a heavy duty Twilighter, too. I mean, I am really gone. Friends are giving me other vampire books to read..I don't want them
I've recently decided to stay away from conversations that criticize the books because they offend me personally..what the heck!??? It's crazy.
I read BD after my daughter (she is 15) and felt okay when I did read it that she read it first.
she and I just had a discussion in the car last night regarding the fact that she thinks Eclipse is the most "sexually charged" of all the books.
I told her I can't remember. I'll have to read it again, I guess!
post #165 of 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by Susana View Post
I'm a heavy duty Twilighter, too. I mean, I am really gone. Friends are giving me other vampire books to read..I don't want them
I've recently decided to stay away from conversations that criticize the books because they offend me personally..what the heck!??? It's crazy.
I read BD after my daughter (she is 15) and felt okay when I did read it that she read it first.
she and I just had a discussion in the car last night regarding the fact that she thinks Eclipse is the most "sexually charged" of all the books.
I told her I can't remember. I'll have to read it again, I guess!
Well, just so you know, there might be parts in this thread that criticize the book as well. Book club doesn't equal fan club (at least not on MDC).

Just out of curiosity, why would someone criticizing the book personally offend you?
post #166 of 237
Susana, I get that way about the fantasy genre in general sometimes. There are a lot of stereotypes that go along with reading fantasy or sci fi (just like romance, imo). So I think sometimes you just have to step back and look at the critique.

Is it criticizing the book itself? the writing?

Or is it criticizing 'the kind of person that would read this'?

The second kind is obviously the one that gets to me, and I am slowly learning to just ignore that because you are never going to have a productive conversation about a series with someone who comes at it from that angle.

But the first kind of criticism can make for good debate and a fun examination of the works.
post #167 of 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by carriebft View Post


Or is it criticizing 'the kind of person that would read this'?

The second kind is obviously the one that gets to me, and I am slowly learning to just ignore that because you are never going to have a productive conversation about a series with someone who comes at it from that angle.

But the first kind of criticism can make for good debate and a fun examination of the works.
:
thank you carriebft-well put.
post #168 of 237
I can see where the second kind would be annoying. I feel like I have a foot in both worlds. I read all the books-and reread them--but have major issues with them. I'd have to be pretty self-hating to put down people who read them though, LOL!
post #169 of 237
Yeah I don't insult people who read them. I read and enjoy them, but I also have huge issues with the books.
post #170 of 237
Well, I am now done with NM and waiting for Eclipse. Actually I am in the 2nd chapter (reading with dd). I am thinking of getting my own copy, since I cannot wait for her.
For those of you that are obsessed with it, have you seen the Twilight moms website? I know some here would be aghast at this site. It is for women over 25 that are either moms and/or married that are addicted to the Twilight books. I saw some posts (might have been on the thread about Why are they popular) saying that it's made ppl sad to realize that they aren't real. I know that sounds crazy, but they way Stephenie Meyer developes these characters they seem to be real. A big part of that is because in her mind they are real. I think that is awesome.

BTW, I have downloaded MS (what is on her website) and plan to read it soon. I have actually read the first chapter of it. I think it is great. Especailly the way this is written from Edward's pov where Twilight was written from Bella's pov. Have other authors done that? Write two books covering the same time, but from two diff chara's pov? I also know that in BD part of it is from Jacob's pov. That is interesting to me.
post #171 of 237
ok, well I finished The Host last night - and I LOVED it! Like a lot of others have said, the first few chapters were kind of hard to get through and I wasn't hooked right away like I was with Twilight, but then I really got into it. I loved the characters and I'm really excited that she's talking about making it into a series! Her writing style is still much the same in this book (I know some really don't like it), but to me it fit in with the story and the characters better than in twilight, so I liked it.
post #172 of 237
I read all four books over Christmas and was pleased. I just got The Host our from the library, but I have to finish the True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse series first.
post #173 of 237
i know Im a bit late for this thread, but I have recently become addicted to this series as well!!!

I finished twilight in about 24 hours, then read midnight sun right after followed (obviously! LOL!) by new moon. Im now about halfway through eclipse.

I love the storyline and character development.

I actually saw the movie right after reading twilight and MS, and Im not sure I should have. I didnt love what they did to the movie and how they chopped it up. I totally agree about the cheese factor, some of it was terrible! LOL! BUT I really did like the actor who played Edward. I think he did the emotion exceptionally well and he really showed alot of internal conflict about his relationship with Bella. Sure, some of the closeup faces he made were weird, but overall I think he did great. NOw, in my mind, he IS edward kwim? Now Bella, I didnt like the actress that played her and unfortunately my mental picture of Bella is tainted. I liked how they cast Japser (though they should have given him longer hair, the books talk about his curls) and Alice was very close to how I pictured her in my head. But I think Rosalie was all wrong too. I dont think her actress did her beauty justice. And, what was up with Edwards eyebrows? That was my biggest Edward complaint.

As for the books, I have a couple of minor issues (so far anyway) but am still totally consumed by reading them~!

*I did not like the way that Edward was so controlling of Bella in the beginning of Eclipse. I dont like how he talks to her and how he tells her she isnt 'allowed' to do this or that. I realize he loosens up and apologized, but more than his actions I didnt like how Bella always stood up for him and made excuses for his (IMO) inappropriate behavior.

*What is UP with her not wanting to Marry Edward? Seriously! That bugs me. It makes me dislike Bella for this portion of the story. Her excuse about not being 'that girl' was lame IMO and seems out of character and out of the story line.

*The parental involvement... I cant explain it but it sortof bugs me. Charlie's "get back here right now, your grounded" etc. Sure she's a teenager, but she also turns 18 and is truly and adult. They have Bella dealing with very adult issues throughout the book and she is totally an 'old soul' so it seems out of place to me. In her 'human' world she cooks, cleans, does Charlie's laundry, cares for Renee like a parent, and then they ahve her fill this grounded teenager role. I felt it a bit hypocritical and I dont like it.
post #174 of 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by ricemom3 View Post
Well, I am now done with NM and waiting for Eclipse. Actually I am in the 2nd chapter (reading with dd). I am thinking of getting my own copy, since I cannot wait for her.
For those of you that are obsessed with it, have you seen the Twilight moms website? I know some here would be aghast at this site. It is for women over 25 that are either moms and/or married that are addicted to the Twilight books. I saw some posts (might have been on the thread about Why are they popular) saying that it's made ppl sad to realize that they aren't real. I know that sounds crazy, but they way Stephenie Meyer developes these characters they seem to be real. A big part of that is because in her mind they are real. I think that is awesome.

BTW, I have downloaded MS (what is on her website) and plan to read it soon. I have actually read the first chapter of it. I think it is great. Especailly the way this is written from Edward's pov where Twilight was written from Bella's pov. Have other authors done that? Write two books covering the same time, but from two diff chara's pov? I also know that in BD part of it is from Jacob's pov. That is interesting to me.
Ricemom - Linkage please? pretty please?! (though I'll google it too I'm sure)
post #175 of 237
post #176 of 237
I just finished the whole series this am.

Its incredible... it just sticks in my head permeating all my thoughts! LOL!
post #177 of 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by MelanieMC View Post
ok, well I finished The Host last night - and I LOVED it! Like a lot of others have said, the first few chapters were kind of hard to get through and I wasn't hooked right away like I was with Twilight, but then I really got into it. I loved the characters and I'm really excited that she's talking about making it into a series! Her writing style is still much the same in this book (I know some really don't like it), but to me it fit in with the story and the characters better than in twilight, so I liked it.

I found myself really likeing The HOst, too....how fun that there might be more to come!!
post #178 of 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by candipooh View Post
Love 'em. I read all 4 in about 8 days. I started to flip through Twilight again after finishing them all and started to read it AGAIN. So now I am on the 2nd books for the 2nd time. Ugh.
What did you think of the last book? I have about a quarter of it left and I hate to finish it. They have been in my dreams. When does the next book come out, do you know?
post #179 of 237
Leilamus Sorry about not coming back to do this. I am not sure if I'll get it right but I'll try. http://www.twilightmoms.com

Hopefully that works. If not, it is twilightmoms.com. They have a forum area with discussions of each book, the movie, the NM movie, all the actors. They also have a charity that every month they raise money for, I think that is a neat thing. The creator of the site wants to do something useful, not just obsess over Edward.

I have finished all the books. I plan to revamp them soon. DD loaned Twilight to a friend, and she is a slow reader (actually too busy w/her boyfriend). I loved the entire story. Of course I would love to have more of it.
post #180 of 237
Thanks Ricemom! No worries, I just popped back in today to see how the ole Twilight club was doing.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Book Clubs
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › Arts & Crafts › Books, Music, and Media › Book Clubs › BOOK CLUB FOR Twilight series