Twilight or Why I Am A Heathen

I have a confession to make. I don’t get all the fuss over Twilight and the sequels. Maybe I missed something when I read Twilight or maybe I didn’t. I haven’t got a clue. But, I honestly wasn’t that impressed with the book. It’s not that I disliked it. I just don’t understand the rabid devotion to this set of books by adults. It honestly reminds me of a somewhat poorly written teen romance and my tastes just don’t run in that direction. It is kind of weird because, while I was reading Twilight, I was thoroughly wrapped up in it. In retrospect, I wonder why. I guess that makes me a heathen.

But, in honor of all my friends who went to the midnight showing of New Moon, I want to give you a chance to make me a Twilight convert and win something in the process. All you have to do to enter is post here and explain to me why Twilight makes you all hot and bothered and which team you are on…Team Edward or Team Jacob. Whichever person has the most persuasive argument will win the following…
That’s right, I currently have in my possession a complete set of Twilight Sweethearts in the collectible boxes.

So, persuade away. Lure me to the dark side and win these yummy Twilight treats!

12 Responses to Twilight or Why I Am A Heathen
  1. magickalstitches
    November 20, 2009 | 3:05 am

    well, if my once Twilight mad teenager couldn’t convince me…then I sure wont be able to convince you πŸ˜‰ lol I don’t get it either. Halley begged me to read them…I had been reading Fablehaven series (Brandon Mull…and fantastic!) with her sister, and she used that againt me, so I gave in. You’re right, they’re not well written. I wouldn’t put them down…but because if I did I knew I wouldn’t pick them back up! lol The few adults I know who are mad for it have admitted it’s that they’re in their early 30’s or are just turning the “big 3-0” and it’s a reminder of their youth. (which does crack me up since I’m much closer to 40 than 30 πŸ˜‰ and I’m not saying that’s why ALL adults who go ga-ga for it are for this reason, it’s just the reason among the people I have talked to about it!) The girls I know who are freaks about it are in 8th grade. High school girls have moved on to the House of Night series (P.C & Kristin Cast…Halley assure’s me she wouldn’t have thought Twilight was good at all if she’d read these ones first LOL) I do think the New Moon film looks like it’s going to be waaaaayyyyyy better than the Twilight one was. And I’ll add that Halley thinks the candy is just too OTT…she wont buy any of it. LMAO

    Oh, and since Halley was all “Team Edward” I constantly teased her and said “Team Jacob” LOL Since the movie release, she’s Team Jacob too…..she thinks they couldn’t have made a worse casting choice for Edward. (so I will say I’m fond of the films…she’s over Twilight because of them!)

  2. areyoukiddingme
    November 20, 2009 | 9:37 am

    Also a heathen! I read the first book. I thought it was awful. The end. Guess I’m just too old…

  3. Jen
    November 20, 2009 | 11:21 am

    it’s not that I’m all ga-ga for it, it’s just a break from the normal for me. I would love to live in a mythical world where vampires and werewolves live. a place where the sun doesn’t rule would be great too. (I guess I won’t tell you how many times I’ve read the books…you find something you missed each time you read it. Is there a team Jasper?? Even if it does look like he’s in pain.

  4. Lavender Luz
    November 20, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    I came over to say Happy Anniversary!

    And many more…

  5. JJ
    November 20, 2009 | 12:49 pm

    Hot boys jumping through my bedroom window?! Isnt that argument enough πŸ™‚

    Im Team Edward–I have one book left in the series, and Im stretching it out as long as possible–I get sad when series end.

    AND Happy Anniversary!

  6. Kymberli
    November 20, 2009 | 8:50 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed books with plotlines where there is an unknown subculture that coincides with everyday life and no one knows it. It’s why the Potter series intrigued me so.

    I am totally and completely Team Jacob. For others, the central line is Edward and Bella’s love life. Not for me. I identify the closest to Jacob, who spends the greater part of the series burning and tormented by an unrequited love. Hello, Kym of 9th and 10th grade. Eventually I snagged my love subject, though. I got lucky and married him. πŸ™‚

  7. Another Dreamer
    November 21, 2009 | 10:53 am

    I honestly couldn’t tell you- I call it literary crack. It’s poorly written, it’s plot is wanting at times, sometimes the editor in me wants to whip out the red marker to mark out unnecessary sentences and sentence tags… but damn it, I couldn’t put the damn books down. I think the story made me smile, perhaps because I remember what it was like moving rapidly through life and always trying to make things better for everyone else- and somehow neglecting yourself. I think perhaps I relate to much to Bella. I think she’s an idiot, but damn it she reminds me of me. The story itself… I thought some of it was sweet, and some- yeah- creepy. But I still loved it… can’t justify it. It’s literary crack- I know it’s bad for me, but I just can’t help it.

    I don’t really want the prize, LOL. I HATE the movies, because the acting was just so sub-par, the writers for the screen play, well I could have done a better job… and the director was a moron. Yeah, I watched it. Yeah… I even purchased it. It’s not that I like it though, it’s that I’m slightly obsessed for no apparent reason. Which is why I am going to watch the new movie next week. Stupid stupid me.

  8. Another Dreamer
    November 21, 2009 | 10:54 am

    Oh, and I was team Edward. Jacob is cool and all, but Bella belonged with Edward. Hands down.

  9. battynurse
    November 22, 2009 | 12:52 am

    I haven’t read them or seen the movies. They don’t really sound all that appealing. Although they do seem to be quite popular.

  10. MrsSpock
    November 22, 2009 | 10:56 pm

    I enjoyed the books, but will admit they were not as well written as could be. There was too much hurridly tying things up in the 4th book, and too much stilted dialogue.

  11. Rafael
    November 25, 2009 | 8:46 pm

    Hi from ICLW (my site is,

    I can’t stand that twilight series bs. From what I’ve read, the books also have a ton of inappropriate stories in them. Alas, quality writing means nothing anymore, which is both good and bad at the same time.

  12. kelsimad
    November 26, 2009 | 12:40 am

    Hi Kristin,
    Thanks for your visit via ICLW.
    I’m not here to convince you at all. I feel the same way you do about the whole silliness. i read all the books and I was hooked to them because I was interested in how they were going to end. But after they were done all I could say was, “well that was entertaining.” I saw Twilight and was not impressed. I’ll most likely see New Moon when it comes out on DVD but there’s no way I’ll spend $10 at the theater to see it. So yeah, hope the winner enjoys their Sweethearts.

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