Monday, February 27, 2012

Twihard


I am 26...and utterly, hopelessly and romantically in love with the Twilight series...and I am not ashamed to admit it! 

For those of you in complete disgust, let me start by saying the series is more of a love story than anything else.  Yes there are vampires, and maybe some warewolves too, and the author is most definitely writing for a juvenile audience...but most of us have seemed to accept that some of the best and most fantastical stories of other worlds (ahem Harry Potter...and even The Hunger Games!) attracts an audience that transcends both age and relative interests.

This is a story of a love so intense, so powerful, that "as long as we both shall live" takes on a whole new meaning.  And Edward Cullen is so wise, but not beyond his years (he is, after all, 17 years old and has been so for over 100 years) and the epitomy of a hopeless romantic.  It's quotes like this that has me swooning...my heart craving for more...

 “I'm from a different era. Things were a lot less complicated. And if I would have met you back then, I would have courted you. Would've taken chaperoned strolls and had iced tea on the porch. I may have stolen a kiss or two, but only after asking your father's permission, I would've got down on one knee and I would've presented you with a ring.

(If you can't tell, I'm obviously Team Edward.  Despite thinking beforehand that I'd be team Jacob b/c Taylor Lautner is such a cutie...)


I'll admit, I only started "reading" (aka listening) because I had already plowed through almost every other option in my mom's audio book library over the past 8 months.  I also actually tried to read the first one a few years ago but couldn't seem to get into it!  I was convinced it could never live up to my dearest Harry Potter!

This time around though, I was immediately drawn in...  So much so, that I read all 4 books in 2 weeks.  And I think Nate is starting to worry!

I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the Twilight series - have you read the books?  Seen the movies? Or does this post make you want to barf? 

Are there any other adult Harry Potter fans out there?!

And what is / will be the next must read series?!

xoxo

4 comments:

  1. this post most definitely makes me want to barf :)

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  2. i have not read the twilight series yet but if you have not read the hunger games series seriously do not waste another minute! they are SO good. i read all three when i was pregnant with sylas and now i am seriously counting down until the day the movie comes out (march 23!!!). dan downloaded the first twilight book for me on his kindle, so i should start reading that soon. we'll see if i like it.

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    1. Meggan - I read the Hunger Games books over christmas and absolutely loved them! The last book dragged it out a bit much, in my opinion, but I can't wait to see the first movie! Hope you love Twilight - and let me know what team you're on!

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