I'm obsessed and I'm not afraid to say it . Who cares if others don't like Twilight? I love Twilight.
Not everyone is going to love the same stuff, and I think that's one of the things that makes the world awesome. I'm fine with the haters out there. It doesn't make me love it any less!
So, why this topic? I got this:
in the mail today! Yay! I also got a whole bunch more awesomeness, but I'll save that for Sunday's In My Mailbox.
I'm only 70 pages in or so, but it has rekindled my love for Twilight! I'm suddenly craving Forks all over again. I want to be amidst the Cullen family, Charlie, and the Quileutes, and I want to fall in love and have my heart destroyed. Again. I have tons of books on my "to read" list, but I think I might actually reread the books (for the 5th time, LOL).
I have always loved reading, but when it came time for college I had to give up the fun books. If I read a book for fun, I would undoubtedly neglect my homework and the school books that I was supposed to be reading.
I finished school, and had a daughter (within a week of each other, LOL!) and had forgotten my love for books.
Now it's one of my favorite books of all time. I love all four books! I even love the graphic novel. (All thanks to my friend Amanda. She kept telling me to read Twilight and I ignored her for a loooong time. Sorry Amanda. You were right.)
Is Stephenie Meyer's writing perfect? No. Are there flaws in this story? Sure. I don't care. This book made me feel so deeply wrapped up in it that I could hardly do anything but read until all four books were finished. When it was over, I felt empty and lost; like I had lost a piece of me. The characters in the book are very much real to me. It sounds crazy, but haven't books felt that way to you?
Isn't that what makes a great book? Isn't that why we read? I can only speak for myself, but that is why I read. I want to get lost in a story. I want to become that character: I want to feel what they feel, see what they see, be a part of their world. For me, Stephenie Meyer has done that.
My favorite books out of the series are New Moon and Breaking Dawn. I just love the way New Moon tears me up inside. I love the way Jacob comes into the picture and stirs up new feelings. The part in Breaking Dawn where Bella wakes and the way she senses her environment... Epic! One of my favorite scenes in a book, ever. (There, I don't think that last few sentences were too spoilery, right?)
So, any thoughts? Do you have a story that makes you feel this way? Do love (or hate) Twilight? What books were your favorite of the series?
Anyone else want to discuss the Guide? I'm not done, but I'd love to talk about it when I am!
This post was super fun to write. It's so nice to have a way to put this out there! Now hopefully I don't scare you all away. :P