Sunday, May 3, 2009

I Spent The Day With Edward Cullen

Okay, I didn't make a post today. I'm sorry, but I have a great excuse. I spent the day with Edward Cullen.
I stayed away from him as long as I could. I never watched the movie when it came out. I never read the books. I ignored all the hype on the blogs about Twilight and the Cullens. But, as time went by he became harder and harder to ignore. People were going crazy and finally, I gave in.

About a month ago I won a Twilight Movie Pack from a giveaway. I didn't watch the movie at first, but one night I was sitting around and decided 'what the heck'. By the time it ended I was hooked. Edward Cullen was my heroin. I called my friends to come over and together we proceeded to watch Twilight again (only 30 minutes after watching it the first time).

I made it about a week after watching the movie before I ordered the first book (with an Amazon.com GC I won). However, when the book came my 16 year old son took it to read and I didn't see it again until this past Monday. I had a busy week and tried devoting time each night to read a chapter before bed. By the second chapter I couldn't stop. As each night came I began staying up later and later to read. Usually turning of the light well after 2 am. Last night was the kicker, I was up until 4am. I was 3/4ths of the way through with the book and really wanted to finish it, but I couldn't. When I woke up this morning at 11:30am I rolled over to finish the last 2 chapters. I was done by 1pm and began reading the teaser for book two. Needless to say I immediately went online and ordered it. Have you ever read a book that was so good that you deprived yourself of sleep? (Note: I read very slow. I'm a very visual person and picture everything I read down to the smallest detail.)

So, after finishing the book today I couldn't help but want to watch the movie again to see the differences. In my opinion the bonus of the movie is being able to see this:

The book, however, gives so much more detail and insight. Together they make for a wonderful fantasy.

Have you ever had a dream about Edward Cullen? I did, last night. I even looked around the room in my haze to see if he was there.

UPDATE: I got Book 2 last night at about 11pm (Sunday) and I finished it at noon today - haven't been to bed yet (it's 5:43pm, Monday) and I'm contemplating starting Book 3 now. See what happens when your internet goes down? Can you spell a-d-d-i-c-t?

16 comments:

mom2boys said...

Oh yeah! I felt the very same way when I was reading Twilight. At the time only the first three books were out. I read through them in about 2 weeks. Then I was oh so sad...I had to wait for Breaking Dawn the fourth book to be realeased. Oh and the movie was still in the making. The books just get better! I love being dazzled by Edward !   :  )

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I can't wait to read book 2!  I'm kinda glad I was a late starter that way I don't have to wait too long for the next movie and all the books are out already.

CheekySweetie said...

OMG, I am *not* the only one!
 
I avoided all the hyped up nonsense, too, then my kids wanted to see the movie so we Redbox'ed it, and then I was curious about the book since so many people who loved the books hated the movie.  I read ALL FOUR in three days.  I barely got any sleep.
 
Not a great writer, but one heck of a great storyteller, for sure.
 
We wound up buying the movie because my 5 year old is NUTS about it and she asked us to rent it again every night for a week or two.  It totally replaced Cinderella as her favorite movie.  Not really sure how appropriate it is for her, but let's face it, there is more kissing and violence in Shrek.
 
I read some really interesting commentary on the whole Twilight mania-some from the feminist perspective which colored my perception before I even read the books which I regret.  Some valid points there but I think overall it's hypercritical.  The other interesting perspective was in regards to the reason for the mass attraction to Edward's character.  Polar opposite from the feminist perspective, funny enough.
 
I personally think the reason I am fascinated with him is that he is utterly, unabashedly committed and devoted to his girl, and yet he is strong and manly and brave and will protect her at all costs and provide for her as much as she will let him, ha.  I like that blending of sensitivity and masculinity; I find it sexy and sweet and it satisfies the side of me that wants security and the side of me that wants romance.
 
In any case, NO-you are so not alone, lol!

LisaMomof2Boys said...

I totally agree!  I love those same things about Edward Cullen and I can't wait to read more!

Kelly said...

I've been avoiding reading Twilight for this very reason. I couldn't read it until I was done school. I am a fast reader and a compulsive one too. I think once i start I will probably finish a book in a day or two.

Jen said...

Oh honey..I am so THERE.  I avoided that dang vampire for so long..and then..I gave in..read all the books within 2 weeks and then made my husband go rent me the movie.  I have made it known to everyone I know that I would LOVE Edward to come to my house and turn me into a vampire!  :)   My husband on the other hand said.."Um, no.  No one is biting your neck except me!"  So I compromised.  If Edward ever comes to my house..he can turn my husband into a vampire and THEN my husband can turn me into one.  Yeah...I'm just a "little" obsessed!  ENJOY the rest of the series!!!
 
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County Girl, City Life said...

Welcome to the Club! Its nice to have you!

Mys said...

welcome to the rollercoaster world of twilight. I'm a late bloomer for twilight as well and was pretty glad that I got into it, when all the books were out...like when I was into harry potter.

Jamie Harrington said...

Oh-- I've had a dream or two... or like 95 about him.. it's all good :)

Guest said...

I hear lots of good things about this movie and books. I'm seriously going to have to check it out.

Emilie @ Baby Loving Mama said...

You should read the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. They are the same way, super addicting and I've been told similar to the Twilight seris. I've read them all and they are like crack. The True Blood series on HBO is based on them. (This one is also about vampires). I HIGHLY recommend them. Let me know if you ever do read them!

Michelle said...

Haha well actually, I think I started reading the series BEFORE all the crazy hype started about it! And I was SOOO in love with Edward Cullen, totally know what you mean by the sleep deprivation. I'd sleep at 4 or 5am just to read the book!
 
But the movie, for me, wasn't that good. I mean, sure I liked it, but it's INCOMPARABLE to the books! The books were 8684729872 times better!

Delaney said...

I totally agree! I love Sookie! Twilight you are either going to love or not get into. After hearing so much hype from everyone about the books I ordered all of them and eagarly started reading...and then stopped at about the 3rd chapter. These are definitely written for teenagers and I just couldn't get into them. If you are into them cool, I much prefer Charlaine Harris and I have already ordered the next book which is coming out in a few days. :-D
 
 

Mom said...

I want a REAL Edward Cullen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

_Jodi said...

Still on the fence about this movie :D maybe i will check it out lol

TMWW said...

Love the books and love the movie.  I think I've watched the movie close to 100x now. Have it on my iPod and watch it almost every night when I go to bed. I agree with Mom - I want an Edward Cullen too!