Thursday, September 15, 2011

I Must Ask . . . Which Twilight Book Is Your Favorite?

I told you — you don’t see yourself clearly at all. You’re not like anyone I’ve ever known. You fascinate me. –Edward Cullen, Twilight, page 245

Last week, we talked Ford vs. Chevy. It wasn't a big voting week, but Chevy won two-to-one. I was going to do a spin-off this week and see what you all drive and then maybe next week see what everyone's dream cars are. But I'm slightly distracted this week. So we're talking Twilight. For the record, Bella drives a Chevy. A Chevy that belonged to Billy Black before Bella. The Cullens all drive imports, and I don't recall a single Ford mentioned anywhere in the book. Just so we're clear on that.

I have to admit, I am a little embarrassed by this huge Twilight obsession of mine. It is not something I talk about, aside from on my blog, because I know it is a little odd to be so completely gaga about a book. It occupies a much quieter place in my life now than it did three years ago. Even at my most obsessed, I kept it fairly close to the vest. But with Breaking Dawn about to come out, I've had a renewed excitement in the series. Posting about it now, as opposed to when I first started my blog in January of 2010 makes things a little more interesting because more of my 'in person' friends read my blog now, so that cat's kind of out of the bag. I suppose my 'in person' friends have a little bit of an advantage over my 'cyber friends,' in that I probably will not ever mention Twilight when I see you. Cyber friends, you'll just have to endure, because I've got at least a week's worth of Twilight -related posts coming your way, and possibly more.

So. Twilight. I'm wondering if you have a favorite among the books? I'm not including The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, because I haven't read it yet {scandalous, I know}. I'm also not including Midnight Sun because none of us are supposed to have read it even though Stephenie Meyer posted it on her official website. My favorite is Breaking Dawn, hence the sudden upswing in my obsession with the series. Twilight in a very close second. New Moon and Eclipse are kind of dead even and are more like two volumes of one book. Neither one stands alone, kind of like The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi or Dead Man's Chest and At World's End.

I am really excited about the upcoming movie, which, for all my research is supposed to be PG-13. It is going to be a steamy PG-13, if the trailer is any indication. But the word on the street is PG-13. Books are always better than the movies they are based on, but I love to see these characters that I feel like I know on the big screen. And I'm counting the days until part 1 comes out. How about you? Which book is your favorite?

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

Now you knew I was answering this one right? lol!

Twilight is still my favorite book. I strongly disliked New Moon and it was my favorite movie. I literally could not finish Breaking Dawn the first time I read it(may have something to do with the fact that it went flying across the room when I got halfway through it lol) I'll admit that I am terrified I will love the move. Not that that is a bad thing, the trailers alone for this one have almost done me in!!!!

62 sleeps! Not that I'm counting ;)

P. said...

Sorry, I can't vote since I haven't read any of the books or seen the movies. Though I did tell my husband we needed to find out what the fuss was about and watch the movies. He laughed, but I think if I pop one in, he'll be game.

I've enjoyed your Twilight sewing-related posts, even though I don't have the proper frame of reference. You do beautiful work!

Jerri Lynn said...

I am excited for New Moon as well! Can't wait to see the book come to life on the big screen!

Iris said...

No fair Elizabeth, you know I like MS the best! And it's not even done, can you image how good it's going to be when she finishes. *swoon*

Well, of the 4 official books, I have to pick Eclipse. All the "practicing" going on, lots of funny banter.

Twilight is just enthrallingly magical to me, but too human-centric. I loved her uncovering his secrets, but there's alot of mundane stuff in it and by now I know the secrets.

New Moon is New Moon. I'm in the "it's my least favorite of the bunch" category.

Breaking Dawn is great, absolutely love 1st half, and can't get enough of Jacob's humorous, insightful chapters, but then with the waiting, and the J Jenks stuff, I get a little bored. (Keep in mind this is after approx 17 readings)

Elcipse picks up the action, has background stories, is pretty steamy, has my all time favorite "scene" in the whole saga, the Tent Scene, and how can you not say yes, yes, yes to that proposal! (can I just slap Bella, just once please?)

Whew, who knew I had this much to say? ;)

Iris said...

Oh and P, my personal opinion is that starting with the Twilight movie is not the best way to go. It just wasn't as great as it should have been. The other movies have been much truer, in both story and feel. My husband read the four books, and while granted he thought in first one "nothing happened", he liked the saga overall. When he watched the movie, the only good thing he could say was, "well at least they got Alice right". You don't get the very magical, intimate feel as the book. My mother-in-law is convinced they put crack on the pages. LOL

JazznJenna said...

Hmmm...I will first say that I like the first Twilight movie the best, because I love the music soundtrack. And, because it gave faces to my book characters. I don't know which book I like better--Twilight or Breaking Dawn, but I know it wasn't the second book. Oh, but I do love the part in the second movie when Taylor Lautner takes his shirt off : ). I just thought I'd throw that in there for kicks ;).

Jill said...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that I read it before ANY of you. I LOVE Twilight the best. I saw a blurb about the book in the newspaper, showed my husband and he bought me the first one for Christmas that year. I tried to tell people about it and I got weird looks and NO ONE knew what I was talking about.
So then, it became this huge deal with book parties and the movie came out and everything. Well, then I decided that because no one listened when I was talking, that I would read the rest on my sweet time. I finally read Breaking Dawn in January this year. I, like most everyone, was pleasantly surprised. It is a close second.
But even though I was last to finish the series, I WAS the FIRST to start it.