Thursday, June 20, 2013

TBT: When I was a Twi-hard...

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Yes, the title is correct.  I used to be a Twi-hard.  But fear not!  I was just a little 7th grader who was excited about the movie coming out and all of my friends were reading the series.  If any of you haven't a clue to what I am talking about, I am talking about the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)New Moon (Twilight, #2)
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

Now, I am not a fan of the books & I wonder sometimes why I was ever a fan of the books.  I guess it was the big craze back in Jr. High and everyone was talking about it.  I didn't want to be the odd one out.  To be honest, the only books I actually liked were the first two.  I liked Twilight originally because I thought the idea was unique.  Now, looking back on it, I think it was a mediocre idea.  There wasn't a huge lesson to be learned in there.  It was just a story about a girl who falls in love with a vampire, then falls in love with a werewolf, then becomes a vampire because she gave birth to just didn't make a whole lot of sense to me.  But I will admit that at one point in my life, I was obsessed.  I remember my parents buying the series for me during Christmas and I spent my Jr. High days reading this series.  

The point where I soon realized that this series wasn't "all that" was when I read Breaking Dawn and didn't finish it until a year later.  This was the reason I lost interest in reading as much as I did before.  I was looking at my stats that I kept in my book notebook (contains all the books I have read since 6th grade) and here they are.  In 6th grade (when I sparked) I read 31 books.  In 7th grade (when I read the first 3 books of the series) I read 25 books.  In 8th grade (when I tried to read the last book) I only read 19 books.  Looking back, it shocks me.  My freshman year, I didn't even read a lot.  Only about 27.  But in that 27, I read the Harry Potter series.  Then my sophomore year, I read The Hunger Games series.  Theses books sparked my interest for reading again.

As I said before, there was a time when I enjoyed these books, but now things have changed.  Stephenie Meyer really is a talented writer.  Twilight just gives her a bad rep.  I mean, I recently read The Host and I loved it.  But yeah, I used to be a Twi-hard.  To those of you who love her series, good for you :)  I'm glad you enjoyed it!  Not everyone can be a fan, but really, good for you!

And if any of you were wondering...when I first read the series, I was Team Edward.  Now that I'm older, I'm Team Jacob :)

pssst!  look what I got from the thrift store the other day!


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