Friday, September 14, 2012

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Question of the Week:

Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?


Yeah... I'm sorry, but by "Twilight" I meant the entire series,
not just the first book.

Honestly, out of all of them, the first one was my favorite...
then it just went downhill from there,
ending at the final book,
with what is possibly the lamest "showdown" ever
(and Bella's poor child... saddled with
just about the WORST name ever).

I read them all because my sister was super psyched about them,
and she NEVER reads anything.
... maybe that should have been a clue right there?

Then there's the little issue of Bella being possibly
one of the worst female role models ever.


Honestly, my favorite thing about the Twilight Saga
is all the humor that's been generated by it.

You said it, boys, LOL.

I didn't have a problem with Stephanie Meyers
writing style... my problem was entirely
with plot, pacing and character development.
The series just kept degrading into Bella being
more and more pathetic, and the pacing often
got hung up on her angst...
which made it SO boring.

Plus, Bella's really UNHEALTHY relationship
with Edward bothered me to no end.
Would I really want this girl being a role model
for my daughter?!
Heck no.

I'll be happy when this franchise is dead and gone.


116 comments:

  1. I totally agree with Twilight. It really went down hill with wach book.

    Old follower.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Yeah, I threw the final book across the room when they got to the conclusion of the "big battle". -_-

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  2. Love your post, so funny :) I enjoyed Twilight but it was all downhill from there. I quit halfway through the third book. Couldn't take weak whiny Bella any longer.

    New follower via RSS

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    1. The sad thing was, I really loved the beginning of Twilight, when she moved... having been a kid who had moved a lot, I could really relate to that part of the book... and then vampires happened and it all went downhill. Alas.

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  3. LOL! I agree about Twilight though I used to be one of those people raving about the book. New follower :)
    My FF: World of Books

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    1. Oh... I think Twilight did a wonderful thing in getting people to read! I don't hold it against anyone who wants to rave, or love, or fangirl over the series... but all the hype it got? The series really wasn't worth it.

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  4. Haha, love the post and completely agree with it!
    The accompanying pics are hilarious :D
    My post - FF #1
    New follower via GFC, follow me back? :)
    Aditi

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, and followed you back :)

      Yeah... Twilight humor amuses me, lol... I think that's my guilty pleasure with the series.

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  5. I didn't mind Twilight while i was reading it, but I agree that the final book's "showdown" was all kinds of stupid. It kind of soured me on the entire series. Love all the humor! :D Made me chuckle. New follower via GFC. Follow me back at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.

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    1. No, I agree with you, as far as YA romance goes, it's no better or worse than A LOT of what's out there (except the final showdown and the name Renesme... I will forever stand by my verdict of both of those being really dumb)... but did it deserve the hype? No. XD

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  6. I enjoyed it up until the final book - wasn't the best, but it was entertaining! I definitely agree that it doesn't live up to it's hype though!

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    1. Yeah, I have no problem with people liking the series, lol... and it did have an entertainment value, and more importantly, got tons of kids to read! I will never fault it for that!!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by - happy to return the follow.

    I admit, I never have (and never will) read any of the Twilight books. The whole concept does absolutely nothing for me. If I'm gonna read about vampires, they're going to be blood-thirsty and unrepentantly evil . . . not all sparkly and sad-eyed romantic. :)

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    1. Reworking the vampire myth was a bold move... and I fall into the same category that you do. I have to wonder why in the world Edward would even WANT a High School girl... it's kind of creepy when you think about it... and the fact that he's been going to HS for 100 years... I mean... who would do that to themselves?!

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  8. Hahahahahaha!! OMG that is freaking funny! Love those little jokes! Picked Twilight as well.

    I thought Vampires Suck did an excellent job of making fun of Twilight! The first two movies at least! Wonder if they would do a sequel...nah, it would ruin the first movie!

    Totally loved the Buffy vs Edward video too!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I've never actually seen them! 0_0 I'll have to check that out.

      But yes, Buffy vs. Edward is classic, lol! I also really love the "How Twilight Should have Ended" with Blade in the background XD

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  9. I read most of the first book. I couldn't get through it all. I skimmed tons of it. I want to go back and read it through just to be able to say that I gave it a shot, but considering how awful what I read was, I don't care to rush into wasting my time.

    Old follower.

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    1. It's really just a mediocre read where YA fiction is concerned... I really do wonder what made fans so rabid about it.

      I got through it all, Meyer's writing style... at least, doesn't have a terrible flow, even if it's not the best prose.

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  10. I totally agree and great post! Love the pictures :)


    Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Friday!! I am a new follower!!

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    1. No problem! I'm glad you enjoyed it! XD

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  11. Haha...I loved this! I have not seen Edward's ashes and had to put in on my Facebook page. I was laughing so hard, people at work were looking at me funny! :)

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    1. I want to make one to have around the house XD On my bookshelf, of course.

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  12. Ha ha! Those pics are classic, I was giggling my butt off! I actually enjoyed Twilight -please don't stone me ;)- up to a point. Renesmee just killed it for me, too! As did the light and fluffy ending, I like a touch more sadism than that! ;)
    New follower here, hooray! Really glad I found this site!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF!

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    1. Oh no, I wouldn't blame anyone for enjoying it... I think Twilight did a really great thing in getting people to read, and I *did* read them all, so I obviously didn't find them totally unbearable (until the end, the final showdown and Renesme's name... -_-).
      I just don't understand where all the hype came from.
      There are better YA books out there.

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  13. new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic.....Please visit/follow me at: bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com . I knew I wouldn't care for Twilight...I usually select from back cover summary based on my personal taste preference...however I have on rare occasion been sucker punched by a great cover/wicked letdown-disappointment. Lol
    Have a yummy week end!
    Beth

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    1. I admit, I sometimes choose things by their cover as well, lol... but this series I was given to read by my sister... and I read it all while I was bed ridden for months.

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  14. New follower!

    I understand where you are coming from, definitely! I actually enjoyed the books, well, the first two. Mostly I just appreciate them because they were what got me into reading in high school.

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by Ed and Em's Reviews!
    Cheers,
    Emily

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    1. Oh, I think Twilight did an AMAZING thing in getting people to read, and in revitalizing the publishing of YA books. I thought they were ok YA reads, that just got progressively worse, and ended with that awful showdown and that awful kid name of Renesme.

      Honestly, I think that if so many people weren't beaten over the head with imagery from these books, they wouldn't hate them as much as they do.

      My biggest issues is that I think they're mediocre, and just don't get the hype.

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my FF. =)

    The same as you, Bella was just the worst character. The first book wasn't so bad, the others were just down right boring and repetitive.

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    1. Agreed, Bella was terrible... and yes, the first book was ok, but the rest... her relationship was just unhealthy and abusive... and it kind of shocked me that so many people thought she was so awesome.

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  16. Great post!! Lol!! You rock!! Until Twilight came out I hadn't read a book since school (12yrs ago) and I had to know what happened after the second movie, so I bought the books, so I didn't mind them. But since reading those books I have read books that are heaps better, but Twilight was the first for me.

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

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    1. Oh yes, I don't blame anyone for enjoying the books!!! I think they did an awesome thing getting people to read!

      I just don't get the hype. They were mediocre YA novels.

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  17. Definitely not my favorite books either :) Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

    Chrystina @BookLiaison

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  18. Followed you back through GFC! I didn't hate or love the Twilight series. I personally felt that if I had been 10 years younger when I read it, I may have enjoyed it more...

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    1. Yeah, I felt they were a mediocre YA series... I didn't hate or love them until the last book... in which I *did* hate the ending... I just didn't get the hype. There are better YA series out there.

      I do love that it got a lot of kids reading!

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  19. LMFAO! I love your post. Twilight has just become this crazy blown up thing. I remember reading the book back in 2007 when it was just this regular old book. LOL. Never did I imagine it would become ~this.

    Thanks for stopping by my site! :)

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    1. Yeah, see, I read it only after the hype, because my sister gave them to me to read (I never would have chosen them for myself)... and I would *love* to read more reviews of them before the hype... it might explain some things.

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  20. New follower, I am still a Twilight fanatic and it's still my favourite series, thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I don't blame you for that at all!

      I would love to know why, do you have reviews of them on your blog?
      What makes them, for you, better than all the other YA you've read?

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  21. I've never been into even wanting to try to read this series, is that bad? Although somehow I want to read her new book "the host"... although it's moved to the bargain bin at Barnes and Noble. Oh, I believe my review for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close can be found on goodreads here A lot of others liked it, but a few, such as I, didn't. Which is weird because in a way I can relate to the little boy. Thanks for stopping by! :D
    -My FF via Novel Reveries

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    1. Thanks so much for the link to your review!!! I shall hop over and check it out.

      Sometimes popular books just hit us wrong. Tons of people loved Tony DiTerlizzi's Search for WondLa, and I even WANTED to love it, but hated it... and I realize a huge chunk of this is just my own personal opinion.

      Twilight is never something I would have wanted to read either, and wouldn't have, had it not been for my sister giving me the series... so I can't blame you at all for that!

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  22. Sigh. Twilight will always have a soft place in my heart because it was what first got me into reading. I now see though that, had I read it with my reading experience, I wouldn't have liked it much at all. Oh well.

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    1. Oh no, I think it played a really important role in getting people to read... for that, it's awesome!!!
      I just don't get the hype.

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  23. I loved the first book and it really got me back into reading, but you're absolutely right about the series going downhill after that.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. The first book was my favorite... and I absolutely don't blame anyone for loving it... I think it's really awesome that this series was able to get so many people excited about reading again.

      I just don't understand the huge hype for it!

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  24. Hahahahahahaaha ow! The laughter pains! I totally agree with you on this and with all the humorous media made up about Twilight. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Old follower :)

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  25. I actually liked Twilight when I read it - I hadn't had time to read in ages, and people were talking about it, so I figured I'd read it before my daughter did. If I were to read it again now, I'm not sure what I'd think about it - I've read so many great books in the past few years.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier to leave a comment and follow, I am RSS-following you now, too.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Oh no, I think the book did an amazing thing in getting people interested in reading... and maybe I just don't understand the hype because I've always been a reader, so I've always known there is better stuff out there... but yeah, I love the fact that this book has gotten tons of people excited about reading, who otherwise couldn't have cared less.

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  26. LOL, Iloved your answer- but I have to say, I'm still a Twilight fan :P Thanks for stopping by my FF! Old GFC Follower!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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    1. There's nothing wrong with being a Twilight fan XD

      I just don't understand why THIS series got so much hype over other series.

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hops! I agree about Twilight, I loved the first one and found the next two were okay, but didn't like Breaking Dawn at all. Old follower =)

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    1. The end of Breaking Dawn made me throw the book across the room -_-

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  28. You know I will admit I liked the first book but then all the hype came in and I suddenly felt as it went on I liked it less and less!

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    1. I actually read these books after they were all released and the hype was there... but I didn't get why this particular series was *SO* popular!

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  29. This is a popular choice. I cannot deny that I enjoyed Twilight orginially but it was one of the first Older YA books that I had read. Before I was reading about characters at the age of 14 instead of 16. There is a difference. I then found some much better books.

    Becky @ A Reader’s Devotion

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    1. Oh yeah, I love what this book did as far as getting people reading more... but I just don't get why this book was so particularly popular.

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  30. Aw thats so sad, I love Twilight! But I respectfully understand your hate for it lmao. Hilarious post BTW. Thanks for stopping by mine =)

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    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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    1. Oh now, Hate is a strong word. I don't hate Twilight, I think it did some really great things, like getting tons of people reading... and there are certain things about the stories that I do enjoy... but Bella as a character? She's got problems, unhealthy ones that I wouldn't want encouraged in any YA girl I know...and the end of the series... with the biggest showdown to never happen, and the name Renesme, those really got to me.

      I don't hate the series, but I absolutely don't think they were worth the hype that they got!!

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  31. LOL!!! Your pics made this post amazing! Especially the one about Edward sparkling. I think I have a tiny little fan crush on you now and I just started following your blog (via GFC). :p Thanks for stopping by my blog and following.

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    1. LOL, I'm glad you enjoyed it... I suspected the Twilight series was either going to be a popular answer, or I'd get lamb-basted, so I might as well have fun with it, lol!

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  32. I don't mind the books but movie want down hill:) I'm blog hop in please follow back and great blog :)
    Http:// www.vampandstuff.com

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    1. Let us not speak of the movies. I have fallen asleep during the last few, ever time. It's all the angst... I can't take it.

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  33. I haven't read Twilight (I don't intend to). I have seen it on a few lists. Thanks for stopping by my post :) (I really like Edward's ashes).

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    1. Yeah, I would say that if the synopsis doesn't appeal to you, then there's no point in reading it. There are better vampire romances out there.

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  34. Hi Heather! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.. I seem to have skipped over your comment. :x
    Anywhooo, I agree with ya! Twilight had too much hype. I liked it okay but I didn't see why it was so popular!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new GFC follower!

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    1. Yeah, that's pretty much my thing... it's mediocre... so how did all this hype start???

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  35. I'm going to have to read it one day, just to see what all the fuss is about...

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    1. That's how I ended up reading Catcher in the Rye... I just had to know what the big deal was. LOL!

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  36. LOL! I love Edward's ashes! Brilliant. Thanks for visiting me and for the new follow. I'm excited to follow you - I like your brand of humour!
    Gwynneth

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    1. Thanks! Yeah... I try to inject humor every now and again... it reminds me that I shouldn't take anything too seriously on the great "interwebs"... especially myself, LOL.

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  37. This cracks me up! So glad that so many bloggers out there agree with me on this. They were so LAME! I especially love the Anne Rice vampires' commentary :) Thank you for stopping by my blog. New follower!

    Also, I love the theme for your blog. So cute!

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  38. You are so so right!!! Have you ever read Pure by Jennifer L Armentrout when they're watching Twilight and Seth goes I'm either Team James or that kids truck? haha loved that part. So true all the stuff that makes fun of Twilight is hilarious. I think Edwards probably just some old pervert who likes glitter. 8) Thanks for the comment!!!

    New follower!!!

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    1. HAHA! "Team That Kid's Truck" ... brilliant XD

      Yeah... I mean, if you think about it... why is he still in HS after 100 years? WHY would he even be interested in a teenager... it's not like she can offer him any deep, intellectual conversation. It's baffling. I get that there's the whole bloodlust thing... but really... it's just weird that he's still in High School at all.

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  39. Your post is funny and made me laugh. I am still a Twilight fan and always will be. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. And there is no problem with that XD I think Twilight did a wonderful thing in getting people to read... and heck, I'd love to read reviews from people who loved it!

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  40. Edward's ashes got me, I love it. Bella is just a sad character and not someone you want to look to for advise on living. Be a Ginny not a Bella!

    On another note, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your's is really cute. I am now a follower.

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    1. Exactly! I'd much rather be a Ginny... or, I'd much rather have my daughter wanting to be a Ginny!!!

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  41. Ha! That's great. I've seen Twilight mentioned a lot, but what is important to me, as an educator, is that (as you said in the case of your sister) it got a lot of kids reading that never read before. Hopefully they moved on to even better books! Thanks for visiting.

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    1. I agree, and it's a reason I don't hate these books, or the rabid fans of them... because those fans are still reading... and the more they read, the more they think... and I would never expect them to lose their soft spot for Twilight, but I have seen a lot of them grow in their tastes and start to recognize what makes a story good vs. just ok.

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  42. This is a Follow Back. But that's too funny!
    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

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  43. I loved the picture! they're really funny :)
    I love the first book but then it only got worse and worse.
    Ruty
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    1. The first book was really the only one I could connect to, and only when Bella had first moved. As a kid who has moved a lot, I thought that part was handled really well.

      I don't blame anyone for liking this series!! I just don't understand why it was hyped so much over other series!

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  44. hahaha those pictures were awesome, they made me laugh, especially the first one x]

    I liked Twilight at first, but then it got overhyped and it got annoying. Then I realized just how cheesy it was. Sparkling vampires? *face palm*

    Thanks for stopping by, following back via GFC :]

    Kaitlin @ Read. Write. Love.

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    1. The first one is my favorite... that look on Edward's face? Priceless.

      I always had a problem with sparkling vampires from the get-go.

      I mean... ok, they sparkle... so, why are they penalized for showing that to humans? Vampires are predators, so they *should* sparkle as a means of attracting humans, it works on Bella... and it should be something they are allowed to do for hunting purposes... but no, sparkle one too many times and the vampire council comes after you. It's just really weird to me... there is seemingly no reason for them to do that.

      Maybe there was some magical reason that worked into their predatory nature and I just forgot it... but... that shouldn't be something that is easy to forget!

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  45. I'd have to agree. It's not all its hyped up to be. I've only read the first two.

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    1. I've read all 4 of them, and no, they absolutely are not. I'm sure, though, that figuring out why these mediocre YA novels are so hyped is something book publicists have been working like mad at since it happened, LOL.

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  46. I enjoyed the books when I read them way back when (although I'm not sure I'd still enjoy them now), but since the movies all the Twilight crap has just gotten annoying. And Bella WAS extremely irritating in New Moon when she goes all 'woe is me, I'm nothing without you.'
    I love the pictures! The sparkle jar made me giggle :D

    Thanks for stopping by, I returned the follow!
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

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    1. The movies are pretty bad. I fell asleep during the second one, no matter how many times I tried to watch it, and just gave up watching them at all after that... plus I have no desire to see the honeymoon sex or the birth scene of Renesme. 0_0

      I don't think there is anything wrong with having a soft spot for this series because they got you reading, or having enjoyed them... but I just don't understand all the hype.

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  47. LMAO I love how you worded all of that. I did enjoy these books but it was before book blogging and I can honestly say that I have read a lot of better books. :)

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    1. Oh, I don't think there is anything wrong with having enjoyed them... my sister loved them, and they got her reading... and I think that is a really awesome thing. I like Twilight for that alone! I think a lot of Twilight fans have come to the same conclusion as you though, that there are better things out there.

      It doesn't mean that you have to stop liking Twilight, but knowing now that there is better stuff to read... it makes the hype for it seem a little curious, no?

      Why wasn't one of the better books the one to get all the hype?
      What made people so rabid for Twilight?!

      That is what I'd love to know!!!

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  48. This was really funny! I loved all of the pictures. I totally have to agree with you, twilight doesn't live up to all of the hype and I felt like the books just got worse and worse. Thanks for stopping by my FF. New follower via GFC :)

    Kaitlyn@Books and Bandanas

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    1. Yeah, the final "showdown" was terrible -_-

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    1. Thanks! I figured I would either be with the majority in picking this series... or be going very painfully against it, lol, so I might as well inject some humor either way.

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  50. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you had a great weekend :)

    Sugar & Snark

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  51. I wholeheartedly agree! One of the most anti-climatic ending I've EVER read. I expected at least something! I don't even know how to call the series. Nothing. Happened. We get one a build up after another and they just kept disintegrating. And I appreciate authors try to create something new out of already existing matter, but sheesh. The only way to redeem the series would be to write a sequel about Edward coming to his senses and running away with Jacob! Followed back!

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    1. Naaaah, Jacob's too smart for that. XD

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  52. Thanks for stopping by.
    Returning the favour.

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  53. HAHAHAHA! X)
    I love this post! Twilight was definitely the best in the series, and Breaking Dawn.... oh good lord. That book killed any love I had for the series.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog--sorry it took me so long to get back to you!

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    1. No problem XD

      Yeah, the final book was, as they say, the last nail in the coffin for me. Talk about one big book of nothing much at all. -_-

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  54. I totally disagree with your choice, but that's okay. :-) I loved Twilight. But again, that's me! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. There's nothing wrong with loving Twilight, I've disagreed with other people's choices on this hop as well... but it's not really so much about loving or hating Twilight... it's about the fact that I have NO idea why *this* series grabbed people the way it did, instead of another series.
      What's your take on it?

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  55. HAHAHAHA! i like Cullen's ashes! <3 thanks for dropping by!

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    1. No problem, glad you enjoyed the graphics XD

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  56. I LOVED the pictures! Edward Cullens ashes LOL! Oh and I never was a twilight fan. Too long and boring, though I love the movies :)
    Following you back!

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  57. Hahaha. Fun gif! Edward Cullen's ashes :D That one made me smile! Fantastic post. I'm following you back :)

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  58. Haha, I do love all the Twilight jokes. I didn't like how the second book was romeo and juliet themed, I felt she was trying to rewrite it in a sense.

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  59. I was never one for Twilight, but I do love all the associated humor. The books might not have bothered me if I hadn't hated the movies so much. I thought they were/are terrible!

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  60. I agree with everything you've said about ten times over. Vampires don't sparkle. Lestat was way cooler than Edward. Bella is a moron. And the relationships are all creepy and unhealthy!

    Belated comment from Feature & Follow. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now following you. (:

    CJ
    My FF

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  61. i totally agree with all you have said....
    returning the follow

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