I read it: Twilight
Okay, I finished the book. I did not expect to like it as much as I did. It flowed well with a love story so passionate that If I were a teenage girl, I'd be clutching my pillow at night praying and waiting for an Edward of my own.
I finished Twilight quickly because I was engaged in the story despite the subject matter. I can see where girls go crazy for the character of Edward, the most gorgeous bronze haired boy to roam the earth. And beautiful Bella, who lives in the dreary town of Forks, Washington, is swept up in Edwards' beauty and his strength. The love between the two is dangerous and forbidden so basically, it's the stuff girls (and some women) dream of.
Now that I finished Twilight, I moved on to the second book in the series. I want to see what happens to the characters and what better time to read this kind of book than the lazy days of summer? I have to throw in that some of my friends, girls in my book club, mind you these are mothers and wives in their thirties, will be at the bookstore at midnight in August waiting for the fourth book in the series. Nothing but the release of my own book (or movie) can get me out of the house at that hour!
Yesterday I spent about two hours online reading interviews with the author, Stephanie Meyer. I am always interested in how ideas drift into an author's head and become so much more. Here's a clip of behind the scenes of making the film which is where my interests lie.