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Okay, I just read the summary of that new/final Twilight book.

This woman needs to be hit by a truck before she can start a new series. I'm not being terrible. I'm just concerned.

I don't understand the psychology of these books. It's like she devolved from the cliche--but at least a cliche with a good message--of independent women/spunky women/etc that pops up a lot in teen lit all the way back to the medieval damsel in distress who just wants to be a good little wife. What the fuck? I don't usually give a shit about this stuff...but fuck, I'm mad. Like Hannah Montana isn't bad enough?

I hear a lot of parents let their girls read these books cause they were written by a Mom and there's no premarital sex. I think if I had a kid I'd rather have her reading smut than rubbish like this. Ugh.

Date: 2008-08-07 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL you are like the 5th one among my lj/rl friends who is going ape-shit about how they hate these books, it's really funny! I have been well warned. *avoids it like the plague* :D

Date: 2008-08-07 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha...glad I'm not the only one.

Date: 2008-08-07 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I read the summary of Breaking Dawn on Amazon, then went to wiki and looked at the plots and characters... and laughed my ass off. Seriously, if those can get published and well received when they don't even make any sense or maintain any sense of consistency, then hell, I should have no problem.

Now I want to read them just to laugh hysterically and make myself feel better about my own mad skillz yo.

Date: 2008-08-07 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:/ Rather than making me confident about how easy it must be to get published, it just makes me mad that idiots have novels out there and I probably never will. It seems like the more you fashion your story after shitty fanfiction or tabloid magazines, the more attention it will get. This is because I am a silly pessimist.

However, when you publish, I will definitely read your stuff instead.

Date: 2008-08-07 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mu. Ha. Ha.

The sex was sooo not sexy. She. Skipped. EVERYTHING. I was headdesking myself to the moon whilst reading it. And somewhere along the way I laughed my arse off about Bella's incubus-y pregnancy.

I'm really bored with it now. Like I was bored with all the other ones. It goes onto the 'second book' after around 150 pages in, and I dropped it there... As least interested as I am in Bella's POV, Jacob's POV makes me even less interested. This is the worst of them all! I'm hoping so badly Meyer's little fans will change their mind and just BURN her books. BURN them. Or get them signed and sell them for a load of money on eBay....

Date: 2008-08-08 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why are you reading it why why why DDDDDD:

I really ought to read the books I bash. Generally I don't bash without reading. But I don't want to touch these.

Date: 2008-08-08 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well I go by this general rule in life: You can't hate or love something without first understanding it. *shrug* Or something along the lines of that... XD And when I know everything about it... my hate is so much stronger and so much more enjoyable! :D

Date: 2008-08-08 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
agreed. i think anyone with half a brain is in uproar about these books, but if this woman's making money off of this crap then we have a chance!

also how's your love affair with ron weasley going?

Date: 2008-08-08 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Er. It's not going. Really. At all. I'd use the word stagnating instead.

Date: 2008-08-09 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha. Everyone on my f-list is basically ranting about the quality (or lack thereof) of these books. One of my friends was reading it in NY, and all I got out of it was that the female lead is really annoying, but the piano-playing vampire is hot...? Apparently, one of them sparkles. =\

Date: 2008-08-09 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I went to Target today and there was an entire display case dedicated to her books. T___T

Also, you're alive! I hope to see you at Abby-san's today.

There's a vampire who plays piano? I guess it's an improvement on that whole punk-rock-vampire thing Anne Rice did.


Date: 2008-08-21 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's funny. My friends/co-workers/family were all reading/listening to these books so I gave them a try. If you read [ profile] cleolinda's journal, she recaps them pretty accurately and hilariously. They're the only reason I've kept reading the series. :) I'm on the last book right now and I'm afraid... so so afraid.
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