Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm about to admit something that any self-respecting 43 year-old woman probably should not admit. But if I'm gonna do this blogging thing, I'm going to go all out. I mean, I may not tell you everything (after all, some things are just not meant to be shared ;) ), but I do intend to be honest in the things I do tell you. So even though I am far too old (and married!) to have a crush, I must confess...I get butterflies every single time I see a picture of Robert Pattinson. Yes, I know he is only 20-something. Yes, I know this makes me a dirty old woman. And no, I don't care. ;)

However, I must say in my defense that a picture of him did nothing for me until I read Twilight.

For those of you who don't have teenage daughters, don't read pop fiction, or just live under a rock, Pattinson portrays Edward Cullen, a young man with the culture and manners of someone from another era. That's because he is from another era. Edward is a 100+ year old man who dwells in a 17 year old body because he is, you see, a vampire.

The whole vampire thing did nothing for me when I first saw the previews for Twilight, the movie. But my daughters begged me to read the book. "Please Mom! Just try it!" So one night, after tucking the kids into bed, I decided to give it a shot. Shortly after 10 p.m. I crawled into bed and picked up the book.

Shortly after 2 a.m., I forced myself to close the book and turn out the light. It was THAT good. I have since read the other three novels in the series, too. The way that Edward talks to Bella (his love interest); the way he is so respectful and kind, opening doors and pulling out chairs. Can you say ROMANTIC?

And now I'm counting down the days to the premiere of the second movie based on these stories, NEW MOON. It opens at midnight on November 20th and yes, I have tickets for that night. The next day just wouldn't do. I must be there for that first showing. I am that excited about these books, these movies....and Edward.

Plus, it's a night out with my girls. And THAT'S something to look forward to, too. :) So on that note just allow me to say...ELEVEN DAYS TO GO!!!


  1. I haven't seen the first movie yet and can't say the actor's photos do anything for me, but I did thoroughly enjoy the books.

    Do you find it odd that some people have such a strong hatred of Harry Potter and/or Twilight books?

    It would be dull if we all liked the same things equally, but the hatred I've heard of these books surprises me. That some detest them without even picking one up to read for themselves is dismaying.

    Without giving anything away to those who haven't read the books yet, how did you feel about Jacob?

  2. I have to admit that I've been shocked by how strongly some feel about HP and the Twilight books, too. I understand some of the reasoning behind it, but I know the difference between real and make-believe and I've taught my kids the same. None of us here have developed a love of the HP series but it isn't because they were forbidden.

    While I consider myself to belong to 'Team Edward' :), I also have a soft spot for Jacob. There were times when I got a little aggravated with him, but he was young and immature in the beginning.

    As for the first movie...don't expect too much. Had I not loved the book, I would have never enjoyed the movie. It was done fairly low budget. I think New Moon will be much better thanks to the popularity of Twilight. The special effects that I've seen in clips looks pretty amazing.

    Mostly I'm just in love with the romance of Edward. Every woman deserves an Edward. :)

  3. I have never heard of this guy or the movie?? Just kidding! I am not a Twilight fan, but my sister and my daughter's are. I will wait for it to come out on video before I see it. I tried to read the book, but I just couldn't get into it. I am a True Blood fan, though!

  4. Hi Stacey! Welcome to my blog! I've never seen True Blood but my daughter talks about it and I'm tempted.
    As far as not being able to get into the books, I'M SHOCKED! ;) (This comes from a person who couldn't get into Harry Potter, even with all the hype surrounding those books.)


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