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#121 of 654 Old 04-30-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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No one is signed for Breaking Dawn yet, as Summit has not officially decided to do it. They have just started looking at the possibility. Both Kristen and Robert have indicated their willingness to do the movie, Kristen in a recent interview and Robert in a red carpet interview. I don't think anyone has to worry about RP retiring anytime soon since he's said nothing recordable to the fact. He has mentioned he would like to make an album, but that isn't of course, incompatible with acting.

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No one is signed for Breaking Dawn yet, as Summit has not officially decided to do it. They have just started looking at the possibility. Both Kristen and Robert have indicated their willingness to do the movie, Kristen in a recent interview and Robert in a red carpet interview. I don't think anyone has to worry about RP retiring anytime soon since he's said nothing recordable to the fact. He has mentioned he would like to make an album, but that isn't of course, incompatible with acting.
You're right! I just went back to the article where I got that info from and I just realized that it was dated April 1st, 2009 and that it was placed in the "satire" category. So much for reading clearly.

Here was the article by the way: http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article...acting-in-2010
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I don't think anyone has to worry about RP retiring anytime soon since he's said nothing recordable to the fact. He has mentioned he would like to make an album, but that isn't of course, incompatible with acting.
That's good to hear. I got the soundtrack yesterday and it has a song sang by him on it. While he has a nice voice, he really needs to work on the annunciation--you can't understand a word of it.

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I've been told the books are like Jane Austen with vampires. True?
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I've been told the books are like Jane Austen with vampires. True?
Gawd, no. I struggled though every Jane Austen book I ever read. These are easy, fun reads.

It's hard to think about which Twilight guy is more attractive than others because they are so young. (All except Peter Facinelli are young enough to be my kids.) I watch and think, "The guy who plays Bella's dad is kinda cute."
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Verity - I second your gawd no! But have to squawk at the rest, just a little. I love Austen's Pride and Prejudice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Twilight is so very delicious because she created interesting characters and moved them through a well thought out plot. So many stories don't end well or are inconsistent, but these stories have a great arc. They are not however literature, because they are not particularly well written. Personally I forgive a lot of that because it's told in the 1st person from a 17/18 year old's point of view. Because of this view point, they are easy quick reads (I've read them all at least 4 times - I've never done that before!)
Austen tells interesting stories with fabulous characters. She too has a great plot arc, but there is more depth in the writing and they take a little more to get into. If that richness is what you're looking for you will be disappointed in Twilight - my literary snobbish sister couldn't get through the first chapter. I hate for anyone to be disappointed in Twilight. If you know what you're in for they are just so lovely! It is certainly my own brand of heroin!
I have heard that she had different literary inspirations for the first two at least, and that Pride and Prejudice was the inspiration for the first. I read an interview with Stephenie Meyers and she said that if she were writing the series again, she wouldn't change a thing, except that they would be written better because practice makes perfect. I think that she knows that she is a writer in progress, but she has storytelling down!
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I should have written "both Jane Austen books," because I realize I've only read two: Northanger Abbey and Emma. At least the first one was short. ;-)

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I'm officially "following" Stephenie Meyer & Rob Pattinson on Twitter! Tee-Hee! I feel a little like I'm stalking them, somehow.

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OK I have never twittered or wanted to but now I must figure this out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How oh how do you do this?? Is it twitter.com? How do you find people?
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Yep. Twitter.com. After you sign up it should offer for you to find people. Once you find them click on their follow buttons. Viola!

ETA: And now I'm following MotheringMag, too!!

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OK, so I've read the whole Twilight sage twice now. I also read "The Host", but got kind of disappointed. I really really really wanted to like it too, but I just didn't - didn't like the plot, didn't like the characters, didn't like how it was written. Almost had to force myself through the whole thing.

I am so sad now. I cannot read the Twilight books over and over forever. I need to find something new to read. Right? But I am so hooked, so I've been thinking

Can anyone recommend me something that is kind of similar to Twilight? I know there is nothing exactly like Twilight, but is there something similar in spirit, sort of?

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I know how you feel about Twilight ending. First off...have your read Midnight Sun? It's a retelling of Twilight from Edward's perspective. This is a partial manuscript that Stephenie Meyer started writing a few years ago. She lent copies of it to the actors of the movie and then it got leaked. So...she decided to put it on hold. However, she did post the partial draft on her website for her fans to read. It's sooo good. Only 12 chapters and you don't get to the meadow scene.
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"I am so sad now. I cannot read the Twilight books over and over forever."
Sophi4ka, can we really not??
I haven't accepted this fact yet. I have read and even enjoyed other things, but I keep coming back.
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"I am so sad now. I cannot read the Twilight books over and over forever."
Sophi4ka, can we really not??
I haven't accepted this fact yet. I have read and even enjoyed other things, but I keep coming back.
Me too! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one!
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"I am so sad now. I cannot read the Twilight books over and over forever."
Sophi4ka, can we really not??
I haven't accepted this fact yet. I have read and even enjoyed other things, but I keep coming back.
I carry a copy of Twilight in my backpack at all times in case I need a fix.

Charlaine Harris writes entertaining vampire fiction and I have been working my way through her books. The first is called Dead Until Dawn.

Believe me when I tell you, they aren't Twilight.

also, I read a bunch of Twilight-inspired blogs. They are lots of them out there written by women who aren't teenagers and they're fun to read.
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My daughter and I were watching the movie a couple of nights ago. We usually watch in a room where my younger daughter (almost 8) won't be walking in and out, but she was at a sleepover, so we were in the living room. Even my husband and son (almost 15) would stop and watch for a few minutes as they were in and out of the room. (They do not do that with other chick movies we watch.) My husband said he definitely could see why we were hooked.

Eh, it's not Academy Award or Pulitzer Prize material, but it obviously has a lot of appeal to a lot of people.
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My daughter and I were watching the movie a couple of nights ago. We usually watch in a room where my younger daughter (almost 8) won't be walking in and out, but she was at a sleepover, so we were in the living room. Even my husband and son (almost 15) would stop and watch for a few minutes as they were in and out of the room. (They do not do that with other chick movies we watch.) My husband said he definitely could see why we were hooked.

Eh, it's not Academy Award or Pulitzer Prize material, but it obviously has a lot of appeal to a lot of people.
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I second and third that!! Lots of appeal here! I cant wait to watch this movie with my husband. He will probably not like it but what ever.
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I wanted to add that I watched the hospital scene closely and didn't see what everyone is complaining about. I guess I am just not a terribly harsh critic.

I still absolutely the scene at the prom where they are dancing in the gazebo. It is just a beautiful scene, and so romantic. ::::::swoon::::::
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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.

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I watched the movie four times before my DH finally sat down to watch it with me. He thought it was okay.
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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.

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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.

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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
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 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.

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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?

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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!!

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I think it's bad writing and I still like it. Shrug. The two opinions are irreconcilable.
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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.

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