Saturday, August 15, 2009

Phenomenon

I confess. I have a problem with phenomenons. I don't like to go 'with the crowd'. I don't know if it's on principle, or what. When I was little I hated the New Kids on the Block. Yes I know I just dated myself, lol. I didn't actually hate their music... but the thought of thousands/millions of girls screaming over them irritated the heck out of me. I don't like Tiger Woods. Okay, him I don't like because he yells swear words when he doesn't hit a shot well... and golf is one of the few sports that kids have always been able to watch without that crap... oh, and he throws golf clubs, and I have issues with it. But I digress... I don't like phenomenons.

So when all of this Twilight nonsense started, I ignored it. Many of my friends have read the books, and ALL have enjoyed them. But the hype kept me away. Again, the drooling over Edward Cullen annoyed me. I mean, seriously... he's a character in a book, right? So I stayed away. Then tonight I gave in. I rented the movie. I'll admit it. I was pleasantly surprised...which irriated me a little bit, lol. It was not at all what I thought it was going to be. And then... well... I went and bought the book. Darn it. I'll let you know how it goes...

8 comments:

A Little Of A Lot said...

I'll be interested to see how you like the book.
I bought it for Victoria several years ago before all the hype, I read it and thought it was an ok teen book, then it became a "Phenomenon" I wondered if I'd missed something so started reading it again, I got a little over half way and gave up, it's not my cup of tea.
Ben read the series and didn't care for it either.

Will and Kathryn said...

I may be the first person you meet that will tell you I did NOT like the Twlight series. The first book was alright - but it went downhill quickly. I think Edward Cullen is a creep - no man should obcess THAT much over a girl. But - let me know how you like it....I'll be interested to hear!

Asara Dragoness said...

I think Twilight is fine for what it's intended to be, a series for teens. I have the first two books, and I want to get the other two, if only to find out how everything turns out. The movie.. I hated it.

Having read the book first, it bothered me to no end how they changed quite a bit of the story, and the stuff that wasn't changed was just boring. I'm far enough past the teen angst years that I can understand how teenagers identify with the characters, but they just seem so one-dimensional to me. *shrug* Let me know what you think of the book :D

Hollyrocks said...

If you enjoyed the movie even a little bit, then the book will blow your mind. It's not the most intelligent book I've read, because it is written on a teenage level. It is, however, the most addictive book I've ever read. I literally could not put it down. When I tried, my mind ached for more. You'll see....

Joie and Kurt Hauschild said...

Loved it! I read it and it's what I call "trash" novels because it's easy reading, great entertainment and keeps you occupied. Maybe this is why you haven't been on FB lately? A little sucked in? The story is cute and yes, Edward does get a little annoying at times.

mrsrfair said...

I think you will definately like the book tons more than the movie, but that always seems to be the case. I ho hummed about them too, but oh, I LOVED them. Sad but true. I read ALL the stinkin books in about a week. No joke. :)
Enjoy and don't worry, peer pressure is hard to ignore sometimes!

Amelac said...

I enjoyed the books, HATED the movie.

WindyLou said...

I'm the same way (NKOTB at 14,excepted)

My husband bought me the book as a joke because it was so out of character....and I liked it...and bought the other books...and now he's reading them.