Twilight is HUGE in my 'hood. I know many of you have read it, and many more of you have plans to read it. I have only read the first page. Clearly, the judgements I have already made on the books are not based on anything other than the fact that I like to talk smack.
Okay, no, actually I'm not ready to talk smack, JUST yet (sorry Katy), because I feel that's unfair without really giving the book an honest chance. I really am interested to see what all the fuss is about, and I think it's sort of cool that this Stephanie lady pretty much made bank on a book about Vampire Love, of all things, something only Joss Whedon and Christopher Moore have otherwise done up right (screw Anne Rice).
I think I just find the premise sort of not really "my thing", and even though I've heard great things from people whose opinions on "good reads" I hold in high esteem, I keep hearing arguments FOR the books that just serve to leave me further AGAINST giving it a shot.
One of my least favorite arguments is that this book is supposed to take me back to high school love (meaning, I assume, that the tension between the two main characters is a lot like the tension between two high schoolers who must, against all desires, remain chaste, for fear they might turn the other into a vampire or whatever).
Thinking back on my senior year, I'd so have been a vampire in like, chapter 2. Book over.
Anyway, I'm not going to let the guilt-ridden subtext of the books keep me from giving them a shot. Like Katy, I'll just let you guys know what I thought, after I'm done reading. I promise to keep an open mind, and try to keep my shady, unsavory past out of it.