09-17-2007 11:30 PM
This series is fantastic-- prior to Twilight I had never and would never read a vampire book. Now I cannot stop reading vampire books. If you like Stephenie Meyers' books, try Blue Bloods and Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz, Boys that Bite, and Tantalize. These are all very different from the Twilight series but still very good. I also have a great list of Twilight read-alikes compiled by a bunch of library professionals. (I can post it to my school website and you can download it.)
I am 42 years old, married with teenagers and quite normal generally, although this vampire obsession is out of character for me. I am usually into mystery books, Angels baseball, and crafting (scrapbooks).
I created a ning discussion space for my school library and we have a fledgling vampire book group (I am the only member so far, but the year is new). http://librarygoddess1network.ning.com/group/vampi
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10-11-2007 09:07 PM
My name is Owen and I'm a 25 year old female. I first came across Stephenie Meyers twilight series a month after her first book came out. I picked it up because I liked the cover and the idea of the story. It reminded me of high school and I was just into reading about vampires at the time...I had just gotten back into reading books for leisure, as I had taken a hiatus from doing so because life was always getting in the way!
As soon as I started reading. I was hooked (like alot of you it seems! ) I didn't want to put the book down, and really found myself lost in the story. which doesn't happen for me often.
I loved her book so much that I actually emailed her, and was so suprised to recieve a response (which i still have in my email. lol ) She was so humble and so glad to recieve feedback. I almost went to a book signing of hers too, but wasn't able to get off from work
I am in the process of reading eclipse and can't want to join the discussion, although it may be over by the time i'm done lol! Being a student sucks
*Taking everyday, one book at a time*
10-12-2007 07:47 PM
A little about me- I just turned 14 and am in eighth grade at a school on the border between Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Jersey. I love lacrosse and tennis, and I've been playing the violin for ten years, which I love. I'm a total bibliophile- but I'm not normally a vampire-love-saga reader. I read pretty much every genre- except for those angry-teen novels whose covers never cease to thoroughly scare me... But these books have me hooked!
Since Twilight came out, I've been obsessed with her and her writing. You know the mark of a truly gifted writer when people read their books and start begging incessantly for more. Stephanie Meyer's writing is so unique, so get-to-the-point, bitter truth, spit it out. That's a reason, among MANY, that I love her and her books....
Anyway, I've been reading way too many books and way too busy to ever have time to read leisurely for all but a few minutes at around 1 AM. Therefore, I'm only about 80 pages in. I really like it so far- but it's been so long since I've read New Moon that I get somewhat confused at times. Guess I have to go back!
If you like Meyer, read EVERY SINGLE ONE of Orson Scott Card's books. Now. Don't wait. They changed my life- no joke. Isaac Asimov is good, if you're in the mood for hard-core sci-fi, but I prefer the milder writings of Scott Westerfeld and James Patterson- especially the Maximum Ride books. Also, The Giver is awesome- but don't read Gathering Blue or Messenger- they aren't that good...
Again, THANKS to the mods and editors and everyone who makes these B&N boards so great!
"The doors of wisdom are never shut"
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In my quest for rebellion, I scanned the internet for exciting books and happened upon several mentions of Stephenie Meyer. I also watched an on-line interview and thought, "this is what I've been looking for!" Of course, I'm no longer a "young adult" but I enjoy reading all kinds of books regardless. For me, good storytelling knows no age limits. My younger sister bought me "Twilight" as a present. I started reading it and I was hooked. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day. I couldn't get enough so I ran to B&N and bought "New Moon" and "Eclipse" both finished in one week. I've since turned a lot of 30 and 40 something friends I have to the series and they love it! Now, I'm completely "in-love" with Edward, adore Bella and can't help laughing at Jacob. However, my favorite character turned out to be Alice...I just love her!!! She's such a charming character and us petite, shorthaired brunette's have to stick together. lol
I'm so hungry for the final book of the series "Breaking Dawn" and for the newest series giving Edward's take on the events. I'm a devote to the core.
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My name is Stefanie and I am 14. Oh my goodness!
This is my favorite series ever!!!
If you ever want to talk about them send me a message.
Twilight is my obsession!!!
-jars of clay
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