Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Twilight Convert

I realize there's been a lot of craziness about Twilight this past year. I first heard about Twilight from blogging pal Shannon at FrecklesQuilts--she's a huge fan! So I bought the book--me and 40 million other people! I read a page or two and got busy. I passed it on to my daughters and they both read it and later bought the rest of the books in the Twilight series. They were hooked. I kept telling myself I'd get to reading that book when quilting slowed down a bit. Needless to say, it hasn't slowed down. The book has been sitting on a shelf, now collecting dust.

Last night Daughter #2 took me to finally see Twilight-The Movie. We even went to the dollar-theater. After all, it will be out on DVD soon, won't it? It was Daughter #2's second time seeing the movie.
I was surprised to see the theater packed! Typical nights at the dollar-theater have many empty seats. And the majority of the viewers last night were young girls. The first time the character Edward appeared on the screen, the young girls in the theater squealed and clapped. I looked around and laughed and said to Daughter #2, "Oh my, what's this all about?"

Ok, so now I'm hooked! I enjoyed the film very much. I was the only one making comments throughout. Everyone else was glued to the screen. I would ask my daughter, now who's that guy? and why did that happen? etc. Yes, I'm one of those annoying viewers! You know the kind. You've probably turned around and said "Shhhhh!" to me in the theater. Daughter #2 told me "Shhhhh!" and said, "You have to read the book Mom, then you'll understand everything."

Am I a converted "Twilighter"???
Maybe so. I'm just a newbie, though. Of course, I dusted off my copy of the book this morning and started reading it again. I'll let you know how it goes. I can't wait for the DVD release! (Where has Robert Pattinson been? Those eyes! My goodness!)
Now, back to work, Vivian!

(How can Vivian get back to work, when she'd rather read all about Edward Cullen....Except for the whole vampire thing...does a man like that even exist!!!?)


Mary said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I did enjoy reading all the books, even if some of the teenage girl angst got old. Enjoy your reading!
I also enjoyed your post about your mother - in - law and the sign she painted for you.

Bonnie said...

I still need to go see the movie too. I read all the books - some were better than others. Good to know "Twlight" has arrived at the dollar theater, I need to go one of these nights that I am home alone. I doubt DH or #2 son will want to go with.

Tina said...

it happens to the best of us!

Judi said...

I have yet to convert, maybe one day. Can't wait to hear how it goes with the book.

Misty M. said...

I just read the first book last week and really enjoyed it. I have been avoiding it for a while but finally gave it a try and now I am waiting for a friend to loan me the other books. I hope they are all as good as the first! Haven't seen the movie yet. Looks good though. Thanks for the photos, looks like they chose a good Edward.

Material Mary said...

I have to tell you that the author pulls you in and you can't get away until you're done reading. The Host is also a great read.

Jodi said...

almost embarassed to say I've seen the movie 4 times. all with different people who wanted to see it. read the books twice. so there you go....Edward sucks me in everytime...the movie soundtrack is great also.

Angie said...

I have resisted downloading this book to my Kindle. I don't know why except the vampire thing has me freaked out. My daughter and my grandaughter read the book and went to the movie and are big fans. Now you too--guess I'll have to download at least the sample chapters and see what I've been missing! :o)

Alicia and Roger said...

I finished reading the 1st book last week, and am no onto the 2nd this week. I was a little skeptical, I just find Bella so silly. But Edward does cause some swoon effects. And I like it when Roger comes home from school where there is AC and he is cold just like a vampire. And I tell him he's my Caribbean vampire. I think Will could be a good Edward... :)

Mark and Stefani McCune said...

Welcome to the club! I hadn't read them when we started selling the pendants. Suzie had told me I'd like the books and so I thought I should read them before the Christmas rush. I read them twice in Sept and Oct. Finally saw the movie the last week of December. Love it! So, when you come down this weekend, we'll have a new "fanpire" pendant ready for you!!

Shannon said...

Yay! I thought I had steered you wrong since I didn't hear anymore.

The movie that you see on screen "strays" quite a bit from the book, but the basic elements are there. I was hard pressed to mind with gorgeous Rob's Edward to distract me. I'm not one to find it difficult to separate a book from a movie version either.

Happy Reading!