Monday, June 22, 2009

Calling All Vampire Lovers

I took absolutely no photos this weekend. As you are well aware, if you follow this blog, that's very unusual for me. For one, it was raining buckets in New York all weekend. And secondly, I was inside reading the
Twilight saga like a lunatic fiend. Don't judge me...I'm only human! ;-)

When the movie came out last year I had absolutely no idea what all the hype was about. I thought Robert Pattinson was devastatingly handsome (ie. hot hot hot) like every other girl in the world with a pulse but that was about it..."he was Cedric in Harry Potter, right?" I thought. On television and in the gossip rags they would show all these people (ie. girls) screaming and looking like they were about to pass out from excitement and I had absolutely no clue what Twilight was...

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A few months ago (yes, months), after seeing Twilight on the plane back from our trip to Italy I decided to buy the book. It just sat on my nightstand while I read all the other books there. It collected dust. Then my sister read it and insisted that I just get to it...I ignored her. Then a friend who is obsessed with the books was going on and on about the series so much that I finally gave in and started reading the damn book. It's less than a week later and I'm already half way through the third book. Clearly I'm a little slow on the uptake since every one else in the world has known this...These books are addicting! It's not just that the words just go through your mind and are simple to read (for a 32 year old anyway)--I think the story is so appealing because no matter what age you are, if you've ever been in love, especially for the very first time, you can relate to this book and the two tortured main characters who not only have to deal with teenage love (a drama in and of itself) but they aren't even both human. Of course it isn't meant to be Proust so it's not like you're reading anything particularly profound but the story of star-crossed lovers is so honest and evocative that you can't help but enjoy it.

It's still raining here...actually, not right this second but it did this morning and it's supposed to this afternoon and it's reminding me of what Forks, Washington where it apparently is always gray and wet must be like. I'm looking out at the Empire State Building right now and not the beautiful, deep green and magical forest, but I do feel like I'm there in that story when I'm reading it.

It's SO good...so get to it. Just be prepared to have no life like this loser (ie. moi) for a few weeks while you sit with your eyes transfixed on the page.

Happy Monday...

Twilight Trailer:




New Moon Trailer...out in November...woot!:



Visit the Twilight Amazon Store here. (obsessed much?)

Today's Soundtrack:

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
This song is on the soundtrack which incidentally is amazing. Stephanie Meyer says she was really influenced by this band in writing her books. I guess they aptly call themselves "Muse"...But, the entire soundtrack is pretty fangtastic (get it?! ha!...again...loser).

Twilight

And, by the way, I am equally as obsessed with True Blood on HBO but I think I've talked about my latest loves way too much for one day...so that will have to wait for another post. Even Mr. S loves it...and he thinks I'm possessed with the way I've been ranting and raving about the Twilight books over the last few days.

Happy Monday...

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22 comments:

Aartee said...

Those books are pretty addicting and all this rain is not fun! So enjoy Twilight with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate :) Happy monday!

Angry Asian said...

wannabe Vamp Tramp here! :)
i am so glad you've joined the bandwagon.
warning, when you're finally done with the series, you'll feel little bereft and empty...
and did you know that Robert Pattinson is in NYC this summer filming a movie?! j'adore RPattz.

TheBeautyFile said...

YAY! I can't wait to start this series...I have a feeling that it will take over my entire life....but in a good way...check out my Summer Reading post today....you're mentioned and linked!

onesilentwinter said...

oh i saw it and a few of my freinds and i talk about our big time crush!! in themovie he so attentive!

umama said...

One word ... {swoon}!!!
I simply cannot wait till November when the second movie comes out... And yes I completely understand your addiction to the novels... Wait until you near the end of Book 4, you will somehow try to drag it out to avoid the bittersweet ending.

And did you know that if you check out her website, she has an unpublished book that is written from Edwards P.O.V.? Check it out!

That was a perfect way to spend a rainy weekend!! You should definitely do a photographic segment of Twilight inspired photos. I would love to see your muse in action!

Lily G. said...

I'm currently reading the 3rd one, and you're right. They are so addicting, and I loooove Edward Cullen ;)

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Absolutely Not Martha said...

i think your obsession tops even that of my daughter's! xx

Elizabeth Marie said...

I could not put ANY of the books down. It was weird. Like trying to get ready in the morning and have a book open while doing mascara-doesn't work...they're SO GOOD.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Robert Pattinson is le sigh...
I will not eat any garlic for a year for him!!! ;) But again this new breed are not afraid of garlic, do they?!

Clarity said...

Oh Chessa, come back from the fang farm. Let me share some Sinclair Lewis, George Orwell or even Austen...

I think those book types are addicting and too much like the Anne Rice chronicles of my early teens.

Now with regards to whether I've read the series or not, I plead the 5th.

Vanessa said...

Yeah, I'm pretty much in love with him. I don't even like to look at him because it's too sad knowing I will never, ever get to hit that.
Yes, I said "hit that." That's what he does to me.

Chessa! said...

so happy to know that I'm not the only one obsessed with this!

Leticia, yes! of course I knew that the 5th was available:) I haven't downloaded it yet...and, you're right, I'm actually so sad that after I'm finished with them I will know the stories and never experience them for the first time again. But...I feel the same way about a lot of books..not just ones about teenage vampires:)

Clarity...I love all those authors that you mention and so many other for many different reasons...I just love to read period! And there is so much out there to devour. I wish I was that kind of storyteller...

...love Maegan said...

I hear the book is ten times better than the movie ..I should totally read it.

Carlotta said...

I'm "old school" since I'm obsessed with AnneRice vampire chronicle Lestat Marius Armand..so sexy!! twilight is a modern tale I like it (love edwards!) but I cant stand bella!!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Haha, I know, I'm a grown woman but I love this series! It definitely reminds me of first loves. And I hadn't seen the trailer for the new movie yet (I live in Hong Kong, which is a hole), so thank you so much for posting!

mary said...

My sister-in-law and her friends are obsessed with these books...I've never seen her like this before about anything! You are definitely not alone! :)

drollgirl said...

i LOVE the twilight books!!! and the movie! and the soundtrack! and robert pattinson!!

AND I WANT TO BE A VAMPIRE ALREADY!

i don't like true blood, tho. i watched it once and HATED it, but maybe i should try it again? humph.

p.s. that supermassive song is so fucking rad. i put it on repeat a good 10 times while in the car. and CRANK IT!!!

Chessa! said...

OMG..I am so happy to know that I'm not the only one who is my age-ish and loves these books. I felt like a little bit of a freak when I bought them at the bookstore. The guy behind the counter was like...um..they're in the back of the store in the young adult section. lol - I was like, does 32 count? whatever..I love them.

Elizabeth said...

I went though this obsession last fall. In fact I've already read all the books twice. :) Thanks for sharing the New Moon trailer, this is the first time I've seen it!

Leigh said...

This is so weird as my sister just mailed her copy of Twilight last week to me!! I also have it piled with other books and told here once I was finished with the current book I am on board.
Also raising hand obsessed with True Blood which I am about to go catch up on sundays episode.

Giulia said...

I think I will buy the book today!!! ;)

Crissy said...

They just finished wrapping up New Moon a short while ago - they filmed it here, where I live (Vancouver, BC). I saw the movie sets all over the place and one of my friends even ran into Robert at a restaurant.

Anyways - get this - you can now take a "Twilight" tour that will take you to the different places that they shot the film. Funny!