All the vampire chat on twitter this week is making me nostalgic for one of the most consuming, encompassing book series of my reading history. So, even though the book often reads as a what not to do list of lessons (i.e. sneak into the bedroom of your crush to watch them sleep without permission), here you go: Continue reading “Five Life Lessons from Twilight”→
I thought I’d take the temperature of the group and see if anyone who was Team Edward or Team Jacob has suddenly switched over to team Beau. I just started Life and Death (the gender-swapped version of Twilight) this morning, so I don’t have any clear ideas yet. I know one or two of you were thinking about reading it too. Let me know in the comments who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump. Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Edward Cullen, Beau Swan, & Jacob Black”→
* You know I have massive love for Twilight, but I’ll admit I’m super excited to see how the virginity metaphors/emphasis is handled in the latest gender swap of the story. Actually, excited about pretty much everything about Life and Death, by Stephanie Meyer. What about you? Are you going to read it?
Happy Monday friends! I’m sticking with last weeks friends, but providing you all with the other point on the love triangle for today’s choices. We have Jacob Black from Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, José Luis Rodriguez from Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James, and Edgar Linton, by Emily Brontë. Some people view these characters as the sensible choice, while others think they are second best (or even second rate!). Either way, I’m excited to see which character you’d date, which you’d marry, and which you’d dump in the comments. Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Jacob Black, José Rodriguez, and Edgar Linton”→
So, my collection of characters for today’s marry, date or dump might seem a little random at first. Basically, I was trying to think of characters that some people find incredibly charming and other people find incredibly creepy. Also maybe I was just trying to find an excuse to put Edward Cullen into one of these again (just maybe though … I’m not going to fully admit to that). Anyway, for your choices today we have Edward Cullen from Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, and (with a bit more literary clout) Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. I’m excited to read in the comment who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump.
On Wednesday night, I saw two things I’ve been thinking for a long time clearly articulated on twitter. One by YA author John Green, the other about him. The first was a series of tweets, termed by Green himself as a “twitter rant”, defending Twilight fans and shining a light on the misogyny that underlies the attacks on the series. After negative feedback, he further clarified his position with this post on tumblr. After reading about this, I saw this series of tweets and further conversation about John Green’s influence on the New York Times Bestseller list and the lack of women on the list.
I just read Shiver, Linger, and Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and let me tell you I have werewolves on the brain. So I thought this would be the perfect Monday to feature three of my favorites for you to marry, date or dump. So let me know in the comments who you would choose between, Sam from Shiver, Jacob from Twilight, and Remus Lupin from Harry Potter. To be fair to Remus, I put a drawing of him as a youngster, because I think we can all agree he didn’t age that well. If you have other ideas of werewolves let me know and maybe I’ll do another werewolf round next week! Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Werewolves”→
Vampires have become so trendy, that I think by now most mentions of them are usually accompanied by an eye roll and an internal snarky thought like “that is so 2008.” Still according to Wikipedia their presence in global culture may date back to prehistoric times (we’ll never really know because that is the whole point of prehistory). Also, I think we all have to admit there is something sexual about incredibly attractive, mostly male creatures who suck the blood of innocent young women. That has to be symbolism or a metaphor or another fancy English major term.