I've never been into scifi stuff. Mathew was the one who was into The Twilight Saga, he likes the whole vampires and werewolves thing. I personally think it's a guy thing to be into scifi stuff. I'm not, or I wasn't. I wanted to interested in the Twilight movies so that it could be something Mathew & I liked together. (I can't play call of duty or halo. Seriously, I physically cannot. I guess i lack that kind of coordination. And fishing, no thanks. The first time we went fishing together, I almost hooked him in the eye. We were already married and on our honeymoon so he couldn't get rid of me once he made that discovery.) Because I wanted take part in his interest in Twilight , but the movies just didn't do it for me, I borrowed Twilight from a friend's kid (yup, I'm pathetic). I loved it! I fell in love with the characters and read it in less than a week. I rewatched the movie & wanted to watch it again and again. Then I borrowed New Moon and couldn't wait for the DVD to come out. Needles to say I bought the boxed set, read all four books in less than a month, these aren't short books by the way, and I'm more into them than Mathew ever was. Now I'm ready to go watch Eclipse. I also read the little bit Stephanie Meyer wrote of Midnight Sun, got The Bree Tanner book when it came out last week... I re-read Twilight a couple of weeks ago and i think it was better the second time. I also read the partial draft of Midnight Sun again and am now half way through New Moon. I want to read the first 3 before we go watch Eclipse. I think I can pull it off. and most of you probably don't care or know what I'm talking about and are probably getting ready to close this window if you haven't yet.... ok I wont bore you too much longer. so basically The Twilight Saga is a great story, a great love story (even with the vampires). Stephenie Meyer (the author) is Mormon and a lot of her views are reflected in her writing. For example Bella & Edward wait until marriage to sleep together, Edward is very old fashioned. Actually, don't get me started on Edward Cullen. He is wonderful but gave me unrealistic expectations of men, well Mathew. lol of course I realize he is not real. He was made up by a stay at home mom (like me), who hardly had any time to her self (like me) but felt like writing gave her a bit of herself back (like me). I thank her for sharing this story with the world. It is one of the best loves stories I've ever read. Bella is character who I and a lot of girls can really relate to. I think Kristen Stewart was the perfect girl to play Bella. She does a great job & seems so down to earth. I recommend these books even if you're not into the vampire thing. To me that it just a small part of the story of the devotion, trust, and complete love that Bella & Edward have with eachother. here are a few quotes from Edward
(all from Midnight Sun found online for free at stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun).
This is the kind of man only a woman would dream up.
~"I knew that the girl- I should stop thinking of her that way, as if she were the only girl in the world- that bella would be watching us"
~"I'd spent seven decades trying to be something other than that-anything other than a killer. Those years of effort could never make me worthy of the girl sitting beside me."
and my absolute favorite-
~"her existence alone was enough excuse to justify the creation of the entire world"
Robert Pattinson does a great job playing him. I am now in love with him too. I think mostly because he plays Edward but if anything ever happens to Mathew I know that I will hunt Robert Pattinson down and make him marry me. If you haven't seen Remember Me... do it! it's so good & totally surprising. It's not your average chick flick. Both Mathew & my brother Billy liked it. and as a bonus, he's beautiful.
ps. I did not name my daughter Isabella after Bella Swan in these books. I've had this name picked out since before we got married, which was actually the year Twilight came out.