Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Read Twilight ('Cause The Internet Told Me To)

One of the pages I visit at lunch time is NPR's Monkey See. A couple of weeks ago, they started the "I will if you will" book club.

The idea was that everyone would read Twilight and then we'd talk about it.

I read Twilight and I have to say, I don't really get it. I found Bella kind of ... boring, the "romance" borderline abusive, and the book almost completely empty of conflict.

However, the discussions have been very entertaining. The latest one included the sentence "I'm just saying that a Viking or two might have helped."

Let's see, what else has been going on ....

Oh yes, last weekend was another show at the NAC. This one was Music & Magic (or Magic & Music? There was music, there was magic.)

That's right, the music was magic themed and they had magic acts perform as well. I really enjoyed it. Of course, I like magic shows - and it made a nice break from reading a book about a vampire.


  1. I'm so afraid of the whole Twilight thing. You're a braver woman than I. Although, with vikings...

  2. I read the Twilight books, they got better. However, I have never gotten over the "vampires sparkle" thing. I laughed so hard the first time I read it.

    Best t-shirt I have seen about Twilight is:

    And Buffy staked Edward. The End.

    Jen R.

  3. I don't 'get' Twilight either... but a magic show - that's right up my street :0)

  4. Have you seen the movies? I saw the first one, and then I GOT IT. It's really a storyline for teenage girls who are looking for prince charming, romance, mixed with some bad boy. It makes sense to my high school students. To me, it's just dumb.