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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Sat April 11th, 2009, 11:03 pm

"MLE" wrote: In the end, reading novels is about fun.


I agree! I enjoyed the second novel even more than the first because I wasn't so critical. I found myself critiquing things more in the first rather than just chilling out and letting myself be lost in some brain candy for a while. I can't seem to let myself do that with HF but it's pretty easy to do with "fun" books like these, HR as well.
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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat April 11th, 2009, 11:20 pm

Thats the thing with YA books. So much angst. But ya have to look at it from a hormally, moody teenager. :D Although, to be fair, there are times even I can't suck it up and read something becuase its just too much.
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chuck
Bibliophile
Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sun April 12th, 2009, 3:34 pm

I'm not a fan of the "Vampire Fad Thing".....got my fill of it by reading the Ann Rice novels....AR will probably try to release them again with new Sexy covers and somebody famous to endorse them....Sorry about the rant.....BTW I can see "Interview with a Vampire" being re released"....Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt...Ye Gads.....
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun April 12th, 2009, 5:00 pm

The vampire fad isnt going away either. It seems that a new type of novel is hitting the shelves. Though there is a zombie one and there are a few about ghosts. Urban Fantasy, as its called really seems to be hot right now.
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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun April 12th, 2009, 11:09 pm

I agree chuck I loved AR vampire chronicles and swore I'ld never read Meyers but I go sucked into watching the movie and well, curiousity got the better of me. Though must admitt the first is by far the best it's kinda down hill from there for me.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

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Postby Misfit » Sat April 18th, 2009, 1:38 am

Saw thisat the book shelf at Costco today. Just under $45 in store.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat April 18th, 2009, 3:45 am

2560 pages - that's a lot of book!
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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat April 18th, 2009, 1:03 pm

it's four hardcover books, that is exactly what I bought from amazon for $32 however they have gone up in price since I bought mine thre-four weeks agao.


I finished Breaking Dawn the other night, good series. I was expecting the fall out vampire vs. vampire/shape shifter war and well it defused! c'mon, they can't be that big of cowards.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat April 18th, 2009, 2:02 pm

Well, you have to grant that the ending was a surprise!
In retrospect, Twilight was a fun read, but it doesn't hold up well. When I think back on it, I keep thinking that the biology just wouldn't work -- little stuff like, "How could you spend hundreds of years as a doctor lithout a normal temperature or a pulse? Wouldn't at least one of your colleagues have noticed, seeing that is so basic to their specialty?" Also, let's face it, this is, on average, a group of mass murderers. How do you get past that in the other vampires? "Oh hi, you're one of the good guys, just go kill a couple of states away." Why didn't they use donated blood? How hard would that have been? And completely non-lethal.
Had a hard time buying into the sudden self-willed stupidity of the father.
How come, if creating a vampire was so difficult for their self-restraint, Victoria seemed to have no problem with it?
What about the sudden switch from werewolves to shape shifters? If that was the case, and they were so unique, why did all the Cullens in book two know all about how volatile young werewolves were?
And lastly, "How romantic would it be to snuggle up to somebody who was cold and hard?"
And on and on.
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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat April 18th, 2009, 2:12 pm

I must say I didn't like the wolves either, I trudged through those parts. Twilight was the best and it went down hill from there kinda like PG's books. I predicted the end maybe not as detailed but in general and I hate being able to predict the end of a book or series. She left it as if there might be more...what do you think?


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