I didn't get on the bandwagon until after the first movie came out. I didn't even know what the movie was about. It never crossed my mind to even think about watching it. Well my friend, Nichole (better known to the blogger world as Mrs. Lavespere) had mentioned the books and that I should read them. Her copies, however, were lent out at the time. Well one day I notice Twilight sitting on the counter in my kitchen. I ask my mom about it and she had borrowed it from someone at work. I decided to start reading it. It took me a few days to really get into it. I would just read a few pages then put it down. Well then I really got into reading it. And then before I knew it, I had finished all 4 books in a span of just 2 or 3 days! Stephenie Meyer's writing pulled me in and those are the kinds of books I like best. Where I feel as though I'm there, watching everything happen. New Moon, my least favorite. I cried for like 20 pages straight.
So I got the first movie and watched it. It was good, but left out a lot of things from the book. But regardless, I couldn't wait for the next movie to come out.
I was there, midnight showing, of New Moon with my mom. Yep, even though I had a big paper due in the morning and had to be at clinicals at 6:30 am. I got like 1 hour of sleep that night. But I enjoyed it. There's just something about the thrill of a midnight showing! The second movie was much closer to the book, which was better in my opinion.
Eclipse- mom, Nichole, Tayler (my boyfriend's sister), my mom's friend, and I lined up again for the midnight showing. Once again, much closer to the book. Loved it :)
I'm really excited about the last 2 installments of the last book. I just hope they do a good job with portraying everything. A lot happens in that book.
As much as I love the movies, they can't ever replace the books. In my opinion, most movies can't compare to the books.. I've read them several times through, including the Bree Tanner novella (fills in a lot of gaps) and I catch more each time.
Don't think I'm some crazy fan. No, I don't have the t-shirts. No, I wouldn't scream if I saw Robert Pattinson. I do have a New Moon Burger King crown. Yea, be jealous :)
Ok, now the question some of you are thinking... Yes, I am Team Edward. I enjoyed their relationship in the books better than the whole Jacob thing. My mom is Team Jacob. Our house is divided. Although, the "team" thing is more of for fun to poke at each other. "Yea, saw your dog on TV today, Mom". "Yea, at least my wolfman doesn't glitter like a tiara, Courtney." We have fun with it. Nichole joins me on Team Edward. Tayler is with my mom on the whole Team Jacob. Although, I think half of this whole Team Jacob thing is due to Taylor Lautner. I won't lie, dude is ripped. Although, Robert Pattinson has nice hair. Yes, I like the messy look. And his smile.
Admit it, you're jealous of me and Edward :)
So, have YOU read the books or seen the movies? What did you think? And do you have a "team"?