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I’m currently running 18.0 miles, so here’s a little New Moon poll until I come back with a recap!  πŸ™‚

 

On December 8, 2008, on the way to my bachelorette party in New York City, I started to read a little book called Twilight. I wrote, β€œit is my NEW favorite book!”  In fact, that book spawned a serious fascination with all things Twilight – there’s even a category on my blog called β€œTwilight Obsession.”

 

Today is the day that New Moon is released!  YAY!  I’m seeing a 8:30 showing with Ryan, Lindsey, Ashley, and a few other girls.  I’ve had my ticket since November 3!  πŸ™‚

 

In honor of my favorite book series, I thought I’d take a poll:  Team Edward or Team Jacob?

(Yes, I’m slightly totally biased for Edward, which is why I put the ugly-wig version of Jacob up!)

 

Or…. Team I Hate Twilight?  :)  It’s OK if you want to admit it!  If you hate Twilight (or just don’t get why a bunch of grown women are obsessed with sexy vampires), what books or movies have you been obsessed with? Harry Potter, anyone?

 

I will freely admit that I attended The X-Files Convention when I was 13.  I was sooo cool.  πŸ˜‰

 

May the best man (vampire? werewolf?) win!  **NOTE: THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS, so be warned if you haven’t read the entire series yet and plan to***

{ 163 comments }

 

  • moonduster (Becky) November 20, 2009, 5:05 am

    I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of the book sor movies. Which is kind of sad since I sell quite a lot of Twilight-related merchandise from my shop. But it’s not just the so-so writing that bothers me. It’s the fact that Bella Swan is such a terrible role model for teen girls.
    1 – She doesn’t think getting an education is important.
    2 – She doesn’t care about her friends.
    3 – She is willing to run away from home and let her parents think she is dead.
    4 – She is so focused on Edward that she never thinks about what she wants (other than him). I mean, the book actually goes blank for 8 pages when he leaves her, to show that she spends months and months as a “zombie” because he’s not around.
    5 – Edward is stalking her and controlling her, and she likes it.

    I could go on, but I won’t. I have a 16 year old daughter who wasn’t that impressed with the books, but she has many, many friends who are Twi-obsessed!

    Oh, and I loved X-Files, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and others like them. πŸ™‚

    • caitlin November 20, 2009, 5:09 am

      haha yes – bella is pretty much the anti-feminism character, isn’t she? she ends up strong in book 4 (if that counts for anything)

    • BethAnn November 20, 2009, 7:47 am

      Totally agree…I also think that Stephanie Meyer is a horrible, horrible writer. She makes so many ridiculous writing errors that I learned not to make during highschool and my first semester of college. I think we get the point that…Edward’s eyes are golden. I also think his night watching and babysitting tactics are disturbing. I read the entire series out of curiosity and while she becomes a little stronger during the fourth book I still feel like the books are really chauvinistic. I don’t want to spoil it incase some people looking at this haven’t read it yet but…she did something 90% of women do multiple times in their lives. Everything in her life revolved around Edward…it’s just sad. While I was reading I always thought Jacob was the better option…he cared about what she wanted for herself and let her live her own life. The books are just bad…no offense at all! I just really don’t understand the appeal. I didn’t finish the Harry Potter series but liked the books that I did read. I like Chuck Palahniuk novels…I just finished Invisible Monsters over the summer and it is seriously an amazing novel…it really gets you thinking about the world. I highly suggest it. I also enjoy Kurt Vonnegut novels…he’s really satirical…Breakfast of Champions is one of my fav. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is also amazing…if you’re looking for a light, funny read I Love You Beth Cooper was cute. I have a bs in english and will have an masters in education in may and hate the classics…don’t tell my students!!! πŸ™‚

      • AM November 20, 2009, 8:00 am

        I totally agree her writing sucks, but I guess she has no duty to make Bella a role model. Like you said, so many women at least once get all gooey-eyed and obsessed with a boy (um, especially at high school age), so it sort of IS realistic. It’s descriptive rather than prescriptive. And i am so not saying that’s how women are, but i can admit to having been all gushy gushy over a guy when i was her age. And, um, older. Never would have opted for the undead for the sake of a boy, so i admit she takes it far.

        • Kelly November 20, 2009, 10:14 am

          I don’t really agree that she has no duty to make Bella a role model. I don’t think all girls are like that and she could make her a LITTLE like that without it being so crazy. There are major problems in high school these days that we ALL have a duty to do something about.

        • Nikky November 21, 2009, 9:44 pm

          I think the problem with that, despite the fact that YES most teen girls go through that phase… is that it’s not written as the obsessive crush that almost all of us experience. It’s supposed to be seen as real, “abandon my family, education, and (literally) kill myself for it” LOVE. The story has the potential to be good, it really does. But the writing is just so poor. And the relationship is more disturbing than anything, the car dismantling thing gets me the worst, I think. And I realize I’m reading WAY too far into things, and that most people realize how unhealthy their “love” is, the author must not. She sees this as a perfect example of love, or something, and it’s warped. Big time. I read it and thought, “Wow, this for sure has to be a ‘Things to avoid’ type deal, right? Like, the plot is them realizing how screwed up they are, and they try to fix it. Right? Right?”

          Anyway, yea. I think the story is good. Could have had a lot of potential if it had been written by someone else.

  • Lola November 20, 2009, 5:09 am

    Team Edward because I find him ridiculously sexual but honestly, while I ENJOYED reading Twilight, I really didn’t think it was a great book. I’m totally not a book snob and I don’t know a ton about literature but i definitely KNEW it was not a really well-written book. So much so that I haven’t read any other books in the series and have no plans to do so.

    But don’t worry….*I GET THE OBSESSION*….the vampires are just hot πŸ˜‰

    • Nat November 20, 2009, 7:38 am

      I share your sentiments on this. At least you finished Twilight, I couldn’t get pass the first few chapters. I’m all for vampires but the Twilight series was not well written enough for me to become obsessed. With that being said, I find Rob Pattison as Edward uber sexy. The weird thing is that he’s only uber sexy when he’ Edward Cullen. *_^

      • Jenny November 20, 2009, 11:24 am

        I completely agree. I think he’s sexy as Edward and then the movie ends and reality sets in. He needs a shower!

  • Lola November 20, 2009, 5:11 am

    I agree with the previous poster….and I’m a big fan of Harry Potter and X-files, as well!!

  • AM November 20, 2009, 5:16 am

    Of course the writing is terrible and some of the female characters are mindless drones until the final book. But there *are* very strong, very “feminist” characters who are quite admirable. In fact, almost every woman except Bella (it seems like every non-human woman, actually, as her friends are embarrassingly simply and “girly”) seems to be the portrait of a feminist in some way or another. (Even Victoria, who’s obsessed with her lost mate, and Rosalie, who is a raging bitch.)

    I don’t understand how people can be Team Jacob after book 4. (Spoiler!) Unless “Team Jacob” doesn’t mean you want Bella to be with Jacob and just means you think he’s awesome. I like him, but he doesn’t want to be with Bella and she doesn’t want to be with him…so why would readers want them together? He wants to be with her infant daughter. *coughs*

  • Moran November 20, 2009, 5:19 am

    **Team Edward**

    This guy is at my top 10 list, along with other literary male heroes – I used to fancy Mr. Darcy but now I think Edward Cullen may be passing him…
    I suppose what I just said will make Jane Austen turn in her grave but oh well….

    I don’t even think it is the fact that he is a vampire but just the way Meyer created him! What he does, says, everything! Like Lola said, something about him is ridiculously sexual!

    I have nothing against team Jacob though…!

    AND I should also mention that I won’t get to see it till Nov 26th when it premieres here! So unfair!!

    • Jessica November 20, 2009, 7:46 am

      I love Edward and all…but I personally think no one will ever take the place of Mr. Darcy.

  • Jess November 20, 2009, 5:22 am

    I’ve already seen New Moon because it came out in Australia on Thursday!! Best thing ever. πŸ˜€

    I started my Twilight obsession after seeing the first movie and I read all the books in the space of about two weeks. Other than work and sleep, I was attached to my Twilight. Kinda sad!

    All the way through I have been Team Edward, but in this movie, he just didn’t seem as attractive to me. There was something about him. Probably the underlying darkness to it all, but I definitely appreciated the amount of Jacob shirtless action there was.

    Have to go see it again. πŸ˜€

    Enjoy!! πŸ˜€

  • michelle November 20, 2009, 5:39 am

    Good luck on your run! πŸ™‚ I waiver between Jacob and Edward. *sigh* Didn’t we all have a Jacob and Edward at some point in our lives? lol!

  • maria November 20, 2009, 5:54 am

    Sorry guys, but I’m not on the Twilight bandwagon. I did love me some Harry Potter back in the day. Those books were fantastic!

  • Runningwriter November 20, 2009, 6:23 am

    Thank you for giving the “I don’t get Twilight” choice πŸ™‚ I watched the first movie on a 13 hour flight and still wanted those few hours of my life back.
    Good luck on the 18 miles!! You’re a machine. I can’t mentally get my head around the fact that my training will get to that point.

  • Kelly November 20, 2009, 6:41 am

    I don’t get the Twilight obsession, but I did JUST start reading the first book so maybe the obsession will start soon. Though, I just read the reply about Bella being a bad role model which is going to really bother me, so the obsession prob won’t hit me!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 20, 2009, 6:47 am

    I don’t love Twilight, but I do like it. I think it is because I began watching True Blood first. I am an INSANE True Blood fan. Like crazy fan. I just can’t get past how young Twilight is compared to the adult True Blood. Have you ever seen it??

  • Allison November 20, 2009, 6:49 am

    LOVE Twilight, love EVERYTHING about it. I’m a middle school English teacher – come on, I have to keep up with YA literature. ;o) I think Bella is great. Anyway, I’m Team Edward all the way. I really dislike Jacob. I think he’s sneaky and backhanded, particularly in Eclipse.

  • Teacherwoman November 20, 2009, 6:54 am

    I didn’t think I was going to like the Twilight series and before I started reading them I couldn’t understand why everyone was so obsessed with books about vampires. But, I read them, loved them, and loved the first movie. I am so for TEAM EDWARD! I can’t wait to see New Moon!

    BTW, thank’s for the reassuring response on my Christmas Card Dilemma. Means a lot to me!

  • Spitfire November 20, 2009, 6:55 am

    I’ll admit it; Team Edward:)
    I think the books are better than the movie(s). But, in honor of Stephenie Meyer, I am proudly wearing my TEAM EDWARD shirt to my school UNDERNEATH my sweatshirt, in case any Twilight obsessed teenager sees it and starts screaming πŸ™‚ Of course, I’m going to see the movie tonight too, but I WON’T be one of those girls who screams and screams whenever Robert Pattinson comes on screen.
    At least, I’ll TRY not too πŸ˜‰

  • Crystal November 20, 2009, 7:01 am

    I’m part of TEAM JACOB πŸ™‚ I will be going to see the movie this weekend, and dragging my fiance along with me πŸ™‚

  • Alexis November 20, 2009, 7:04 am

    Team Jacob!! πŸ™‚ I know I’m totally outnumbered, but that’s okay. He’s still my favorite! Can’t wait to see it tonight at 11pm!

  • VeggieGirl November 20, 2009, 7:12 am

    TEAM EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jessica November 20, 2009, 7:14 am

    Although Edward is hot and what not, I gotta go with the best friend: Team Jacob!!!

  • Jennifer S November 20, 2009, 7:18 am

    I’ll admit to getting totally caught up in the books (guilty pleasure?) although I find myself agreeing with a lot of the first post. I think the thing about the first book is the author really captures that “first love” feeling. That said – Team Jacob for me.

    Hope you are enjoying your run. I envy you – it’s raining buckets in Massachusetts and I can barely bring myself to walk the dog.

    Have a great time at the movie!!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 20, 2009, 7:19 am

    OH MAN…I am totally Team Edward πŸ™‚

    When I first read Twilight, I was kind of embarrased about it– I’m a college English teacher, so I felt like I needed to be spending my spare time re-reading Pride and Prejudice or something. But I can’t help it– I love those books!

    In one of my creative writing classes, I asked my students to name some of the books that have had an impact on their lives, and one of my students said Twilight…the other students kind of started ribbing her, and I didn’t say anything…shame on me! πŸ™‚

  • Niki (Running In Pink) November 20, 2009, 7:19 am

    I am definitely Team Edward, but I do love Jacob. I think I’m going to like him more in the movies than I did in the books, if ya know what I mean. πŸ˜‰ I CANNOT wait to see the movie tonight!!

  • katherine November 20, 2009, 7:22 am

    I’ve only read the books, but LOVE THEM!!

  • Diana November 20, 2009, 7:27 am

    I don’t love Twilight, at all. I’ve watched the first film (at home) but never read the books because I’ve heard they’re awful and really badly written. lol But whatever, if people enjoy it, power to them, really.
    I’m a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and several other vampire movies & tv shows. And the X Files is AWESOME. One of the best tv shows ever, for sure.

  • Allison (Balance in Bites) November 20, 2009, 7:29 am

    Not a fan… I read through all four books, only because it was a train wreck I couldn’t look away from. I agree 100% with the first comment. Bella is an awful role model, and the writing itself is sub par. Just my opinion =)

  • Julia November 20, 2009, 7:31 am

    Team Jasper! Who wouldn’t want an empath? Edward is too moody and Jacob is immature!

  • Cassie November 20, 2009, 7:33 am

    i’ve never read/seen any twilight books/film(s?), but i think Edward is a major hottie!!! so i’ll say team Edward lol πŸ˜‰

  • Monica November 20, 2009, 7:38 am

    Team Edward all the way!!!! I’m going with my SIL’s tonight, we’ve had our tickets for forever too. We’ve also been sending each other texts with countdowns ’til the movie. Yes. We are dorks. It’s kind of funny because when I first started reading the series and recommended it to them they were all, “Eh, definitely not my thing” I even went to the book signing/concert thing for the 4th book in Chicago and couldn’t get anybody to go with me, so I had to drag the husband. Now they’re more obsessed than me! Love it. Hope your crazy long run went well this morning! πŸ™‚ And congrats on grad school, that’s awesome!

  • Kailey (SnackFace) November 20, 2009, 7:40 am

    I’m afraid to say it, but I will. I don’t get the whole Twilight fascination! I would never say I hate it, that’s way too strong and ugly a word. Plus, I’ve never read/watched anything Twilight, so I can’t really judge. Then again, I have little to no desire to watch. So sorry!!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 20, 2009, 7:40 am

    Oh man! I love that you attended the X-files convention. Definitely too cool for school, Caitlin πŸ˜€
    I’m team Edward for sure! I read the books when they first came out and couldn’t put them down! I loved them SO much, that the movie was really an upset for me. I watched it, hated it, voiced my opinion about it. Then I watched it again for some reason, and loved it! lol

  • Jessica November 20, 2009, 7:40 am

    Between the two I would have to say Team Edward…
    But I am falling a little for Team Emment….(spelled wrong)
    He is the hottie.

    I am going tonight as well……never been so ready for a work day to be over.

    Good Luck this morning, 18.0 WOOT WOOT

  • Karla November 20, 2009, 7:47 am

    I had a mild obsession with Twilight this summer when I had nothing to do waiting for grad school to start.
    I’m not sure what camp I fall under! Can you honestly just choose one?!? Edward is beautiful and smart and such, but Jacob is warm and… fuzzy? haha But I guess I lean toward Team Edward more…

    I have major issues with the book in terms of Bella’s role as a submissive female without her own life, but I think it’s one of those books that feeds into your inner girly desires. Don’t you want someone who is obsessed with you?? I mean when you think about it, it sounds weird but I love me a good cheesy love story.

    Have you read the Southern Vampire Mystery Series (aka. Sookie Stackhouse Series aka True Blood)??? That’s my other mild obession, I can’t wait til winter break so I can read book 6 and beyond!

    • Karin November 20, 2009, 7:59 am

      Oh the Southern Vampire Mystery Series are amazing! I love them even more than Twilight because Sookie has such a stronger character than Bella. And just one name: Eric Northman. Aaah LOVE! πŸ˜‰

      • RJ November 20, 2009, 8:26 am

        I am with you two on this one. Sookie Stackhouse and “Trueblood” over Twilight anyday. Team Vampire Eric! Alexander Skaarsgard makes me weak at the knees.

        • Karla November 20, 2009, 8:30 am

          Eric is my dream. There’s something about his attitude that’s so hot but you know he’s secretly (or if you read the books, maybe not so secretly at one point) a sweetheart!

    • caitlin November 20, 2009, 10:25 am

      i couldnt get into True Blood! I watched the first few episodes and fell off the wagon.

      • toni conrad November 20, 2009, 11:00 am

        the first season of true blood is kinda disturbing and kinda like a porn… the second season is way way better. i read the books and then the show… it was better that way. true blood is really the only show/movie that i think is better than the books. you should try it again… once you get past all the weird sex that is.

        i really really like twilight, but i dont really get the team edward / team jacob thing. if you read the books you know what is going to happen and who she will be with.

        i must say i am really pumped to see the movie tomorrow though! w00t! w00t!

        • Karla November 20, 2009, 1:21 pm

          haha I’m not sure if I agree or disagree with the show being better than the books but I’m sort of entertained by the fact that I feel like a dirty old woman reading the True Blood books πŸ™‚

  • Karin November 20, 2009, 7:56 am

    Team Edward even though he’s sometimes creepy and controlling. Twilight is a guilty pleasure of mine and incredibly fun to read if you don’t fancy anything “intellectual”. However, I don’t take it seriously at all so I don’t get all worked up because Bella is such a weak chick or because Edward is such a controlling guy. It’s like I zone everything “bad” out and focus on the fun drama. There’s just something about Twilight that’s absolutely addicting. Guess we’re all simply dazzled πŸ˜‰

  • Lindsey @ Sound Eats November 20, 2009, 7:57 am

    TEAM EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!! mmmm sexy vampire.

  • Tania November 20, 2009, 7:57 am

    I loveeeeeeeee Edward forever!!!!! Lol.

  • Jill November 20, 2009, 8:06 am

    Im not into twilight, read the first book and I dont see the appeal, but I do find Jacob super sexsi!! meow! And then I feel so wrong since hes 17. ouch.

  • Lindsay November 20, 2009, 8:11 am

    Team Mike!!!! πŸ˜‰ I’ve only read around 2/3 of the first book (I skimmed my way through it) and thought it was horrible, like most of my friends did (but they told me to read it for laughs. I didn’t think it was funny).
    When I read it it seemed geared mostly for lovesick 15 year olds and their 45 year moms, so I’m surprised so many people in their twenties actually like it!

  • Sammie November 20, 2009, 8:11 am

    I recently got hooked on the Twilight Saga. I am only on Eclipse but the first 2 books were fabulous. I still need to see the first movie. I’m in favor of Edward.

  • Amy November 20, 2009, 8:13 am

    Team Jacob, definitely πŸ™‚ I’m excited to see New Moon soon– but I’m especially excited for Eclipse… which was my favorite book by far.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 20, 2009, 8:14 am

    I’m neither but I don’t hate Twilight either, I can’t judge since I’ve never read the books. I did see the first movie and it was okay πŸ˜‰

    I read all the Harry Potter books but I wouldn’t call myself “obsessed” I guess I just don’t get that way about a book series.

    Have fun tonight with the girls!!

  • Stacey November 20, 2009, 8:15 am

    I’m a twilight BOOK fan, but I thought they could’ve done better on the first movie! It seemed so cheesy! But if I had to pick, I’d say that the Jacob is soooo much sexier than Edward..

  • Jaclyn November 20, 2009, 8:18 am

    Team Edward for sure. RPatz is the first mutual crush my 15 year
    old sister and I have had (I’m 28). Swoon.

  • kristen November 20, 2009, 8:19 am

    Even though they were/are terribly written, I read the Twilight series like it would disappear if I didn’t read it quickly. I’ve always loved a vampire story. There’s something about seeing Pattinson as Edward that makes me swoon, and I feel like a dirty, dirty old woman because I can’t wait to watch Taylor Lautner run around with his shirt off.

    That being said, I thought the first movie was pretty bad- although I did enjoy the scenery.

    I’m fully prepared to get “flamed” for this- but do you think some of the sexism in the books comes from the fact that Stephanie Meyers comes from a religious background that some find to be chauvinistic and sort of anti-feminist?

  • Kara November 20, 2009, 8:21 am

    Team Jacob! Even though it kinda makes me feel like a dirty cougar for lusting after some under-18 (but very well built) actor!

  • Maura November 20, 2009, 8:23 am

    Totally Team Edward!

  • Kristie Lynn November 20, 2009, 8:27 am

    I’m not a fan… although I’ve never read the books so I won’t call myself a hater.

    I love Harry Potter, but if you can believe it I wasn’t allowed to read the first couple of books when they came out (realllllly strict mom). No worries, I definitely secretly read them in my school’s library, but I couldn’t bring them home to read. When I was younger I also got hooked on the Sweet Valley High books, which were somehow not banned. Talk about sketchy books!

  • Amber November 20, 2009, 8:32 am

    Team Edward for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lindsey @ EatReadRun November 20, 2009, 8:33 am

    Team Edward!! I’m going to see it tomorrow night after a bridal shower with a whole bunch of girls. It’s going to be so much fun. I read New Moon so long ago, I’m not sure I’ll remember everything! Good luck on your run.

  • megan November 20, 2009, 8:34 am

    I go back and forth between Jacob and Edward depending on the book! And I agree that the books are not well written, and the characters not very well developed, but despite that I loved reading them! Perfect beach reads. Who wants to read good literature all the time? These kept my interest to the point that I was mildly obsessed with finishing them. To me, that makes a good book πŸ™‚
    oh, and I LOVE Harry Potter

  • maggie November 20, 2009, 8:35 am

    so much Twilight hate going on! I personally LOVE the books! I hate to read, but they had me hypnotized! They were also intended for the teenager class, so a book about young love is what keeps teenagers happy.

    I am totally on TEAM EDWARD. now, jacob is looking pretty fly with all his muscles, but there is something about edward and the fact that in real life he has a british accent is soooo attractive!

    I cannot wait to see it!!!

  • RhodeyGirl November 20, 2009, 8:41 am

    I love how smooth Edward is but give me Jacob’s hard body any day.

    I thought the first movie kind of sucked in that it could have been a lot better, but I still watched it 3 times :D.

    Same thing with the books.. I liked what the story could have been but I don’t think the author took the story in the right direction. Also, her writing is very poor!

  • Meghan C. November 20, 2009, 8:44 am

    Okay, I read your blog all the time and never comment but I just had to on this one. It’s funny what brings people out of the woodwork, huh?

    I DO NOT like the books at all, yet I was compelled to read all of them with in a week’s time and then see the movie and I will probably see this movie as well. I get that they’re crazy addicting. I just find Stephanie Meyer’s writing so, so awful. If I had to choose a team though, it’d be Jacob. I don’t find anything sexy about a cold, marble, alabaster chest (or maybe I just got tired of hearing the same damn adjectives describe Edward all the time!).

    Anyway, I love your blog! Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

    • Anne November 21, 2009, 2:50 am

      You forgot dazzling. And perfect. πŸ˜‰

  • Meghan C. November 20, 2009, 8:46 am

    PS. I LOVE the X-Files too! Although I was never cool enough to go to a convention…I totally would have.

  • skinnyrunner November 20, 2009, 8:49 am

    good luck on your run!!
    i dont get twilight at all…. of course ive never seen it either.

  • Meghan C. November 20, 2009, 8:49 am

    Oh, and can I just say I was totally weirded out by Jacob “imprinting” on an infant?

  • Ashley November 20, 2009, 8:50 am

    Congrats on getting into grad school!!!! I’m going through the process of applying now and can’t wait until I hear back from schools.

    I’ve never read your Bachelorette party recap before today and it looks like you had such a great time. We go to Off The Wagon all the time. The beer pong tables are great!!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers November 20, 2009, 8:50 am

    team jacob! i think the edward/bella relationship is a little much… & i agree w/ the first comment completely… but that didn’t stop me from reading ALL of the books! :o)

  • meagan November 20, 2009, 8:52 am

    team jacob, all the way! i’d rather have “sun and air” than addiction/obsession.

    i have a…complicated…relationship with the books. i like them on one hand–and compulsively read them–but on the other, bella and edward can really get on my nerves. especially bella.

    however…i’m seeing them movie today at 2 p.m.–when kids are still in school!

  • Ashley November 20, 2009, 8:52 am

    I’m Team Edward all the way. I actually didn’t like the book- but enjoyed the movie.

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) November 20, 2009, 8:52 am

    Team Edward all the way. Not that there’s anything wrong with Jacob — Edward’s just better. πŸ™‚ By the way, congrats on grad school! That’s so exciting!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 20, 2009, 8:53 am

    100% EDWARD!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 20, 2009, 8:58 am

    I don’t understand this vampire madness! Perhaps I’m old – but I feel out of the loop!

  • Britt - Runnerbelle November 20, 2009, 9:00 am

    have not read a book or seen a movie…. some I’m a bit lost with it all. hope your run goes well!

  • Anne@ the doctor takes a wife November 20, 2009, 9:01 am

    TEAM JACOB!!

    I can’t wait to see this movie. The second book was by far my favorite. HOWEVER–totally waiting for the rush to end, and I’ll see it sometime this week. Let us know how it is!!

  • Alice November 20, 2009, 9:02 am

    I have been reading your blog for a while now, and have never posted any comments, but this one has prompted me to.
    I have only seen the Twilight movie, never read the books. The movie was entertaining enough and I might see the next one or read the books at some point. I am a Harry Potter girl at heart though!
    But the real reason I am posting is because I am SO JEALOUS you went to an X-files convention at 13! When I was 13 I would have LOVED to go to one of those! I use to watch X-Files while on the phone with my best friend. It was a great show and a big part of my social life in junior high (how geeky is that!). Oh Fox Mulder *sigh*

  • Brooke November 20, 2009, 9:04 am

    Team Edward all the way! He is totally hot!

  • Elizabeth November 20, 2009, 9:04 am

    I never liked Jacob in the books, but when I saw the movie this morning I liked him a lot better! Still Team Edward though. πŸ™‚

  • Lo November 20, 2009, 9:05 am

    i am def play both sides when it comes to Harry Potter and Twilight…I love them both! But in terms of Twilight I am Team Edward because I might have had this mild obsession with vampires ever since Brad Pitt became one in “INterview with a Vampire” like 15 years ago…and yes I was only 7 when I saw that film….thanks mom and dad hahahhaa

  • Lu November 20, 2009, 9:07 am

    Go Team Edward!!! I love Edward. Jacob’s ok. Mothers should like him more. Since I have a son, I can totally go for the bad boy without moral dilemma. I love, love, love the Twilight Saga.

  • Katie November 20, 2009, 9:08 am

    I’m part of Team “I wish Twilight would disappear already”!

    I actually have read all 4 books (you can’t rightly judge something unless you haven’t experienced it, after all) AND I’ve seen the first movie (which PALED in comparison to the book…but that’s how it usually goes when books are adapted to the screen) So you see, I’m not a hater just to be a hater!

    I thought the books were very good- Edward’s character is a bit over the top in terms of his feelings/actions towards Bella- but they are definitely page turners that keep the reader engrossed. Meyer is an absolutely talented writer.

    The movie was just bad. There’s no nice way to put it. My best friend, who is obsessed with the series and the one who convinced me to read the books, even admitted the movie could have been better. I actually felt bad for all the “Twihards” because the anticipation was so not worth it.

    Boy, was I wrong. After I heard one too many hysterical “That movie was AMAZING!” reviews, I couldn’t help but lose all respect.It became clear that people only liked it because of Edward.There’s nothing wrong with that,to each his own, but in my opinion, it just takes away something away from it.

    I do have plans to see New Moon…but not until it comes out on DVD. I can’t deal with the mania, it makes me feel like I’m back in 4th grade at my first Hanson concert!

    With that novel being said,I hope it lives up to your expectations because your obsession with “Twilight” is similar to my obsession with “Arrested Development” and “Sex and the City”… and I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for those movies to come out!

  • Lee November 20, 2009, 9:09 am

    Team I don’t get the obsession and thought the writing in the book was horrible.

    Sorry Caitlin!

  • Megan November 20, 2009, 9:12 am

    I have to chime in with my hatred of Twilight. I actually read all of them b/c I was curious about all the hype, but I found the books to be pretty deeply disturbing in their anti-feminism, as some posters commented already. Regardless of whether you think Bella should be a role model or not, I couldn’t really enjoy the books becuase she was so totally pathetic–even when she got “stronger” in the fourth book.

    But if I have to pick a team, I def go Jacob all the way. He’s way nicer and less controlling–and Robert Pattinson creeps me out even more than Jacobs long hair does πŸ˜‰

    Harry Potter all the way!! J.K Rowling is such a better writer and I found those books so much more engaging.

  • Carolyn November 20, 2009, 9:16 am

    Completely Team Jacob (now that he cut his hair). I don’t find Robert Pattison at all attractive.

  • casey November 20, 2009, 9:17 am

    Twilight is quite simply a guilty pleasure – both the books and the movies. And yes, it is not really a strong voice for the feminists of the world but really, do we want to read a book full of intimate details about a politically correct romance? Sure, Bella gets hurt every 2.4 seconds and needs a male as her protector each and every time. The same can be said for just about any classic Disney movie or fairy tale we hold so close to our hearts. Does that mean we love them any less? No. But we UNDERSTAND and RECOGNIZE that females are not at all SUPPOSED to be like Bella, and that is what counts.

  • Sara November 20, 2009, 9:17 am

    I’ve never read Twilight and I seriously don’t get the public fascination with it, but go for it if that’s your thing!

    Some of my favorite easy-reading books are by A.J. Jacobs, who is Editor-at-Large at Esquire. My absolute favorite of his is “The Year of Living Biblically,” where he decides to spend one entire year living according to each literal rule in the bible. Yes, he stones people. He also wrote “The Know It All” about when he decided to read the entire encyclopaedia, cover-to-cover. He’s hilarious, astute, creative, and entertaining!

  • Susan November 20, 2009, 9:18 am

    Team Jacob! I know, I know. He’s irritating, and often gets in the way. But I was really rooting for him in New Moon!

    I have to say too, I have a crazy imagination, and love the simplicity in children’s fantasy books. It’s why I can often see past the writing aspect of it and just get lost in the story underneath.

  • casey November 20, 2009, 9:20 am

    Oh and for trhe record, Team Icantmakeupmyeffinmindbecausetheyrebothtoogoshdarnsexy.

  • Sarah November 20, 2009, 9:25 am

    I’m a Twilight Mom and I’m totally Team Edward! (Though I have grown to enjoy the fun friendship aspect of Jacob and Bella’s relationship.) I agree that Stephenie Meyer’s writing isn’t the most sophisticated, but her emotional development of the characters and plot lines are completely engrossing. As far as the Twilight appeal from my perspective, after getting through the routine of the day with work, kids, house and husband, I daresay I’m not the only mom that sometimes feels a wee bit under-appreciated at the end of the day for the mundane tasks that so often fall in my lap, and it’s refreshing — almost like a mini-vacation — to feel 17 again, just for a little while, and spend some time in a world where the main character has different and often more interesting problems than I do. (Of course, having a crazy sexy guy that doesn’t want to do anything but be with you forever is not too shabby either.) Is Bella a role model? Maybe not. Is her relationship with Edward healthy? Probably not in a real-world sense. Is it a fun and engaging bit of fiction? Absolutely! I’ve read each book several times. I was disappointed in the first movie though the casting was spot on. New Moon looks much more promising. Can’t wait to see it tonight!!

  • Jenna November 20, 2009, 9:26 am

    i have never read or seen any of the twilight movies or books! they are just not my things i don’t think but i would be willing to get interested. but i must say i think jacob is cuter πŸ™‚
    jenna

  • MLT November 20, 2009, 9:26 am

    I also didn’t enjoy Twilight. I read the first one and part of the second one and that’s where I gave up. I thought it was terribly written- and I’m definitely not a book snob. I read popular lit like Harry Potter (loved!) John Grisham, Steven King, Jodi Picoult etc. Sometimes you come across something that’s not terribly well written but you get past it because the story is engaging- like Angels and Demons. But I found Twilight to be both poorly written and very boring.
    I agree with the first poster- I think Bella is not only disturbing as a heroine but also just boring! She’s hard to relate to because she doesn’t have much of a personality.

    A couple people mentioned Mr. Darcy…I think Pride and Prejudice is a great example of a book that, although it was written at a time and place when most women actually exercised much less power than the “modern” woman, and the plot revolves around marriage and “catching a man,” Jane Austen still managed to create a feisty, feminist, intelligent and hilarious heroine who is relatable and engaging and has a personality of her own. Same goes for Scarlett O’Hara. I would call Bella the anti-Lizzy Bennett.

    I get why Edward is hot because he’s unattainable, but I don’t get why people put up with Bella.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels November 20, 2009, 9:27 am

    Yeah I’m on the can’t make up my mind team too . . . funny while reading the books I was kind of Team Jacob in New Moon, then back to Edward, then couldn’t decide by the last book . . .

    How foolish is it that I’m obsessed with Jacob (or well Taylor Lautner) and he’s what 17 . . . I am hanging my head in shame!

  • Erin November 20, 2009, 9:29 am

    I read the first three books before they became the all-encompassing obsession for many people. I devoured them like candy because, honestly, I could have BEEN Bella when I was 14. However, I am not obsessed with them and could not have cared less if I never saw the first movie or this one. I’m only seeing them because my friends all want to. I’m not the type of person to get all obsessive about fictional characters. Also, I’ve never read the 4th book and don’t ever plan to. The plot synopsis I read made me so angry that I just can’t bring myself to read it.

  • Whit November 20, 2009, 9:29 am

    Seeing as Jacob is officially underage + wears that fugly wig, I am going Team Edward. And I am letting all the screaming preteens get out of the way before I go see the movie. Yes I am 87 years old.

  • elliebelle November 20, 2009, 9:36 am

    Ok, first of all, I was laughing out loud when you talked about putting the ugly wigged Jacob up! hahahahaha!
    I’m glad there are some other Team Jacob fans out there. And, I’m not just Team Jacob because Taylor Lautner’s ripped (Is it normal for a 17 yr old to be that built?). I really liked Jacob’s personality in the books. But I agree with everybody who talk about how pathetic Bella is in the books. It took me a while to get into the first book because I was SO annoyed with her. And the second book wasn’t all that easy either. But yet, you still want to know what happens, so you keep reading. As long as we have other books that girls can read and feel empowered with, then I guess it’s probably ok to have a little trash reading thrown in.

  • brandi November 20, 2009, 9:41 am

    I won’t say I don’t care, but I haven’t read the books OR seen the first movie, so I just can’t vote πŸ™‚ But I love seeing people so enthusiastic about things like this – it makes me happy!

  • brandi November 20, 2009, 9:42 am

    oh! and totally random, but the guy that could have taken Tayler Lautner’s part at one point (Michael Copon) was a good friend of mine and I went to middle and high school with him.

  • Janna November 20, 2009, 9:44 am

    Soooo out of the Twilight loop!

    I’m team Edward only because of Harry Potter πŸ™‚ I was such an HP fan.

    Twilight just never did it for me… oh well. I can still enjoy looking at Edward and Jacob πŸ˜€

  • Nicci@NiftyEats November 20, 2009, 9:44 am

    I love Twilight Series, I’m torn between Team Edward and Team Jacob…so I pick Team ”Bella”. lol I loved Jacob in the book and couldn’t stant Edward but then Edward won my hear back!

  • Alisha November 20, 2009, 9:44 am

    I’m on team reading. The fact the tweens are reading these giant books in the first place is amazing. Adults are not the intended audience, clearly, so if you have issues of the aubsurdity of the plot and the irrationality of this group of teenage characters, its because you are not 13 anymore people, Haha. Change Romeo to a vampire and you have the same basic plot. I’m 24 and I love twilight because it makes Me feel like a young teenage girl again.
    No more complaining kids are reading!

    • caitlin November 20, 2009, 9:52 am

      i like this comment πŸ™‚

    • Monica November 20, 2009, 10:23 am

      Agreed! I love that it’s getting books in kids hands. I mean if we want to debate weak female characters as role models…what about all the Disney Princesses?

      • caitlin November 20, 2009, 10:26 am

        yea!

  • alli November 20, 2009, 9:47 am

    oooh! good luck on your run! i cant wait to hear all about it! i am going to attempt 18 miles the saturday after thanksgiving πŸ™‚
    as far as twilight goes….i havent read the books or see the movies….im a rebel like that. EVERYONE tells me how great they are and i should read the books and that’s exactly why i wont. πŸ™‚ i know, i am awfully difficult.

    one more thing, yesterday you asked what your readers use to substitute different dairy products, well this morning i was reading the back of my chia seed bag which stated that chia seeds can be used in place of eggs when baking! πŸ™‚
    happy running!

  • Leah @ L4L November 20, 2009, 9:49 am

    I’m on Team I’ve-Never-Read-or-Seen-Any-Of-The-Twilights-And-Have-No-Intention-To-Ever.

    8-D

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life November 20, 2009, 9:50 am

    I’m on team I’ve never read the book or seen the movie. That should be its own team πŸ™‚

  • Tyler November 20, 2009, 9:54 am

    i read some where that twilight is “abstinence porn” lol. bella’s dangerous attraction = extended metaphor for teen chastity?

  • Tyler November 20, 2009, 9:58 am

    oh, and jacob’s hotter….edward seriously needs to go the tanning bed πŸ˜‰

  • Jess November 20, 2009, 10:00 am

    Read all the books and I’m team Jacob all the way. Please don’t kill me for what I’m going to say next lol:

    Edward was a controlling freak and I hated that Bella was such a push over and let him tell her what to do all the time. Talk about a weak female character. I also haaaated that she became a vampire in the end and had that stupid vampire baby….Not cool.

  • Brynne November 20, 2009, 10:00 am

    Team Edward! But Jacob is so amazing – the movie, not so much. At least up until Italy .. then it gets good!

  • Evan Thomas November 20, 2009, 10:03 am

    Team I hate Twilight. Lol, sorry, but I have to admit it. I don’t think the books or movies even try to appeal to men, anyways. And I honestly can’t stand the actress who plays the lead girl; she seems so depressed all the time. Emma Watson and Harry Potter for the win in my book

  • Kelly November 20, 2009, 10:03 am

    I’m team edward/team jacob alternatingly, depending on the book i’m in (How’s THAT for wishy-washy? ha!)
    Honestly, I’m not gonna lie…as an adult, I love the twilight series simply for the sexual tension. I can’t help it. It’s awesome. haha

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) November 20, 2009, 10:09 am

    Try teaching middle schoolers the week this movie comes out.. ya NOT happening lol

  • Erin November 20, 2009, 10:13 am

    I like Twilight and all, but Harry Potter is still number one in my book!

  • Brynn November 20, 2009, 10:14 am

    I LOVED the Twilight books and I’m definitely on Team Edward! I think the first movie was awful though and Robert Pattinson is not Edward.

  • Gracie November 20, 2009, 10:15 am

    Team I HATE TWILIGHT, sorry girls. I understand that a plot involving vampires just can’t be realistic, but I expect the HUMAN characters to be believable!
    http://complicatedday.blogspot.com/

  • KLM November 20, 2009, 10:20 am

    Team I HATE Twilight! Ugh, I just hate it! Sorry! I do agree with the poster who said it is great that teens and tweens are reading, but I just wish they would want to read something that was well written! I guess it’s the inner English major in me

  • caitlin November 20, 2009, 10:22 am

    MY RESPONSE TO THE “BELLA IS A WEAK CHARACTER” POSTS:

    Although I agree she is a weak character is the books, I also think that makes the books a little bit more enjoyable. Yes, they are kind of trashy – they are certainly not classics! But I personally find them fun to read – and sometimes I just want something light and amusing! πŸ™‚ I don’t think ANYONE has a responsibility to BE or MAKE someone a role model, so I can’t fault Stephanie Meyer for writing her characters the way she did.

    Also, I think Alice is a very strong female character. She’s probably the strongest character in the whole book (maybe next to Carlise)

  • Amanda November 20, 2009, 10:24 am

    I was definitely Team Jacob there for a while, but towards the end of the series I came back around to Edward.

  • Danielle C. November 20, 2009, 10:27 am

    Team Jacob….and it makes me feel like a dirty old woman!

  • Lauren November 20, 2009, 10:29 am

    Can I be on both teams?

    Team Edward–I <3 Robert Pattinson. So. Hot. Sometimes I find Edward's possessive nature creepy though.

    Team Jacob–I totally understand the love of best friends. And working out did wonders for Taylor Lautner.

    I tore through these books and I'm 25. I didn't expect them to be literary masterpieces, just like I don't expect the movies to win Oscars. For the books, its just a way to relax and get lost in a story that doesn't require much thinking. The movies are a way to put pictures with the story. They're just for fun.

    And ditto on the "getting tweens to read" thing. I feel the same way about Harry Potter.

  • Jennifer November 20, 2009, 10:34 am

    Team Edward all the way. And I agree with Danielle – it makes me feel like a dirty old woman!! But I’m also ok with that. πŸ™‚

    I can’t wait to see it!!

  • Carrie H November 20, 2009, 10:39 am

    Totally don’t get it. πŸ˜‰ I love to read but I just never got into the Twilight or Harry Potter obsession … I tried to read Harry Potter and just couldn’t get into it (I think I was too old when they came out — I’m 25 now), and I’ve heard bad things about the writing in Twilight. Vampires aren’t my thing anyway. But that Edward dude is pretty attractive, though a little bit pale.

  • Jessica November 20, 2009, 10:43 am

    I’ve read some of the other comments regarding Bella’s attitude towards her friends, family, Edward’s controlling behaviors and Meyer’s poor writing, and I tend to agree. However, this series was really fun for me to read and dive into. I’m a 26 year old and the ideas of lust, romance and danger allowed me to escape my everyday working girl monotony.

    PS. I am totally Team Jacob!

  • Jess November 20, 2009, 10:56 am

    I really don’t like Twilight (or Harry Potter for that matter). The writing and subsequent movies is just not very good, in my opinion. I get that people think it’s great that these books are getting kids to read, but to be honest this isn’t the kind of reading that I think kids need to be doing. It’s fluff and really no more intellectually stimulating than watching a movie. But I’ve been known to be a bit of a lit snob. I can’t help it – writing is my greatest passion.

    I totally get the obsession, though. I was hugely obsessed with the Buffy fandom for years (and still love it), way beyond your obsession, and I think being a fan is such a fun experience so I’d never want to take that away from anyone.

  • Mandee Lei November 20, 2009, 11:01 am

    I think the series is easy reading and a good fun read but not really something that stuck with me. I felt really annoyed at Bella through the entire series she just irritates the crap out of me. I really loved Jacob’s character and wish she had ended up with him. I actually liked New Moon and Eclipse for those reasons, featured a lot of Jacob. The last book was complete and utter rubbish to me. Laughable. I actually considered going to see the movie this weekend and I think it partially has to do with the media over Rob and Kristen. If I actually think back to how I felt when reading the books and knowing how the story goes, I have no desire to see the movie.

  • Rachel November 20, 2009, 11:02 am

    Team Jacob! Obviously the writing sucks, but its just like a reality tv show. Not all entertainment has to be intellectually stimulating. Twilight plays on women’s emotions, and that’s ok.

  • Mandee Lei November 20, 2009, 11:02 am

    Oh I forgot to mention something I AM a huge fan of and totally OBSESSED with is the show LOST. By the way I am in no way putting any fans down in my comment, just stating how I felt that’s all.

  • Krista November 20, 2009, 11:06 am

    When I wrote in my post that I wanted to wait until the paperback versions came out, you commented that once I got started I’d read them even if they were encased in cement. Well, you were 100% right! I’m half way through Eclipse, have read Twilight twice and have watched the movie 3 times in just this past week. I can NOT wait to see New Moon and I’m totally team Edward. Drool…..

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 20, 2009, 11:11 am

    I read the entire Twilight series and I don’t really get why everyone loves it so much. I was into it for the first two books (during which time I was team Jacob!) but after that, I lost interest. *Spoiler Alert* I was against the whole Bella turing into a vampire thing, and once she became one it just got boring to me. Plus, I found the fourth book to be really weird with the baby/Jacob situation. On another note, I totally understand what it feels like to be obsessed with a book series. I am 100% obsessed with Harry Potter and always will be. πŸ™‚

  • JavaChick November 20, 2009, 11:29 am

    I am a huge Buffy fan, I love fantasy and sci-fi, love Harry Potter. So when I read Twilight – back before all the movie hype started – I thought I would like it. I didn’t. So I haven’t bothered with the rest of the books or the movies. Robert Pattinson will always be Cedric to me.

  • scott November 20, 2009, 11:30 am

    i don’t know if you’ve heard this or not but Twilight is mormon propoganda!! There’s a whole blog dedicated to it and multiple articles, and it all makes sense.

  • Jenny November 20, 2009, 11:31 am

    I really dislike KStew and RPatz. She’s suited for nothing beyond a mopey character and when I read Twilight books I have to make an effort to block them out of my mind as the characters. I enjoyed the book more. These aren’t meant to be on the same level as Tolstoy. It’s the story under it all that is so fascinating. I love Twilight. And I am DEFINITELY excited to see the movie, even if it supposedly sucks from the standpoint of critics. This movie wasn’t made for them, anyway!

    As for Edward: I’m on team Edward but ONLY because he and Bella deserve each other. What they had was a true love story, yes, but they were selfish and obsessed with each other in a way that was amazing, yet disturbing at the same time.

    Jacob deserved better than he was getting from Bella and in Book 4, I was so pleased at what happened (don’t want to spoil it!).

  • Kath November 20, 2009, 11:34 am

    I am a total Harry Potter + Lord of the Rings girl. HOWEVER, I love books with juicy suspenseful plots, so I think I would love these books. I just need one!

    And I think both of the men above are hideous!! Don’t understand the obsession with the people…books yes, not those guys.

  • Libby November 20, 2009, 11:48 am

    I’m definitely team “Twilight sucks!”! And I’m also on team “Edward is the ugliest dude ever”! Sorry πŸ™‚ I think I’d sooner fantasize about Steve Buscemi than Robert Pattinson πŸ˜‰

  • Marissa November 20, 2009, 12:03 pm

    I started the first book but then life got busy so I haven’t finished it or seen the first movie.

  • MaryZ November 20, 2009, 12:13 pm

    I loved the whole Twlight Series! I was at the midnight showing last night for New Moon. I thought it was awesome.

    The best thing about the series, is I have read it with my teenage daughter and seen both movies at the midnight release. It has been a totally bonding thing for us:)

    I hope you enjoyed the movie as much as I did!

    Oh yeah…team Jacob all the way-my daughter says Edward!

  • Betsy November 20, 2009, 12:21 pm

    Totally agree with Becky in the first comment – I read the first one, only so I could finally have some evidence as to why I didn’t like the series when arguing (friendly) with my sister-in-law. Beyond the terrible example Bella sets as the “heroine”, it was so hard to get through the book, I even started copy-editing the book and writing commentary on the character development and content. Soooo hard to get through.

    Team “His Dark Materials”!!!! (Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman)

  • Samantha November 20, 2009, 12:30 pm

    I love the books, love bella (she definitely comes back strong in breaking dawn), love edward, love jacob, just love the series. I am a sucker! LOL I am not a huge fan of the movies because I think the books are so much better but of course I will be seeing it today.

    Team Edward all the way!

  • Alisha November 20, 2009, 12:36 pm

    When I walked into my local bookstore and towards the young adult section, I knew exactly what I was buying. I had no expectations when buying this series that I was purchasing something that was going to be intellectually challenging, haha (thats not to say that I think kids are dumb, these books are age appropriate). I have my BA in English Literature (with honors), and in my opinion, I love to read because of the enjoyment of it and its amazing that these books are having this type of impact on kids.
    How can you not understand the appeal of these books on a 13 year old girl?

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama November 20, 2009, 12:41 pm

    I don’t “hate” Twilight, I just don’t get the hype. I read the books but I could only choke down half of the 4th book and stopped altogether. On a side note, I am definitely team Edward – Jacob annoys the shit out of me.

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 20, 2009, 1:10 pm

    I couldn’t get into the books. I think it’s because I saw the movie first and I HATED, with a passion, the actress who plays Bella. Then when I went to read the books I couldn’t get that character out of my head. I also think the author is terrible and it’s very bad writing.

    I absolutely LOVED Harry Potter, though. Those are good books!

  • Bronwyn November 20, 2009, 1:13 pm

    Jacob.

    He’s way hotter.

    Though on most things Twilight I would count among the “I don’t get it/anti twilight”

    As a bonus though; on screen Bella looks rather epiliptic any time she’s showing emotion. It’s good for a laugh. “Please” eye twitch, mouth twitch, twitch “Don’t leave me.” twitch twitch twitch “You can’t!” twitch twitch twitch “You can’t leave me!” Twitch twitch twitch twitch.

  • Susana November 20, 2009, 1:16 pm

    I have all 4 books and IΒ΄m reading the 3rd now. IΒ΄m totally a Jacob fan, not only I think heΒ΄s the cutest guy ever, but he loved Bella 100%. He was always with her, protected her, and he never forced her to anything, he was willing to wait. Besides, I dont like the message it transmits to young girls nowadays. “Yes, this guy (Ed) just ran off, he doesnt care that much about you in order to stick with you, but hey, just be miserable for some months, dont get a life, and on the first opportunity, just run after him to a foreigh country…”?? Please!!! If she was 30, she would fall in love with Jacob and wouldn be so dumb!!
    PS: Sorry my bad english :p

  • Andrea of Care to Eat November 20, 2009, 1:27 pm

    When Taylor Lautner first took his shirt off in the movie, I screamed a little bit. Out loud. I’m almost twice as old as he is. It was embarrassing, but I couldn’t help myself! Team Jacob!

  • michelle November 20, 2009, 1:29 pm

    I love Jacob, he’s one of my favourite characters in the series. That being said, I feel like Bella and Edward are good together although for me personally, Jacob is the healthier choice. Edward is just too possessive and creepy. He removes her car engine in Eclipse so she can’t go and see Jacob. That’s just not healthy. Also, I don’t really like Bella very much so to me, Jacob deserves better haha. (Not that he gets better because Breaking Dawn is the biggest fail ever.)

  • Vicki November 20, 2009, 1:32 pm

    Sometimes it’s fun to read something that takes us back and reminds us what it is to be young and ridiculous. Twilight does that for me, even though the writing, plot, character development, etc. all leave much to be desired. I am normally pretty picky about what I read, but yes, I definitely allowed myself to be swept up in the craze.

    Oh, and Team Edward ALL the way. πŸ˜‰

  • Anne P November 20, 2009, 1:38 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs I am so freaking excited. I am totally Team Edward, although I am super pumped to see Jake with his shirt off for the entire movie πŸ˜‰

  • Kathleen November 20, 2009, 1:49 pm

    I totally waiver between Edward and Jacob…I’d like to think I am Team Edward but after they get married in Eclipse and they drive away listening to Jacob’s howls…I have so much empathy for him. I think that Edward’s chauvinism is a remnant from his attitude towards women from the more than a century he has been alive. He grew up in a culture that protected women and viewed them as being dependent on men and whether or not that is a craft choice on Meyer’s part…it conveys a consistency of realism for me.

    I just went to the midnight showing of New Moon last night after reading the entire series over and over and felt like a 12-year-old girl (I am 24) because it gave me goosebumps. There are so few things that make me that excited anymore and if one of the things in my life that makes me smile is a series that is much debated, then so be it πŸ™‚

  • Ali November 20, 2009, 1:55 pm

    I saw the movie at Midnight this morning and LOVED IT. So much better than the first movie, ten-fold.
    I also want to make the comment that Stephenie Meyer has said, she knows that she is not a good writer, and that this story came from a dream. Sometimes books are just meant to be enjoyed and not analyzed to all ends. This is one of those books. As for which team: Jacob sealed the deal for the movies (so gorgeous and completely ripped)but Edward is still number one in the books.

  • Denita November 20, 2009, 2:38 pm

    Team Jacob all the way…although the series would have only been two books then and the ending would be much different.

    Favorite (serious) line in New Moon movie: “Sometimes you have to learn to love what’s healthy for you” (which may be slightly paraphrased because I was on hour 20 of being awake for the day)

  • Elaine November 20, 2009, 2:59 pm

    I love how many comments are on this post! I am team Edward for the books and team Jacob for the movie. Is this allowed?

  • Sarah November 20, 2009, 3:12 pm

    I am totally team Edward, Jacob is just too young… for now. When he’s over 21 if he still looks as good as he does now, I might just change my mind. Especially if RPattz doesn’t do anything to improve his image off-screen. πŸ˜‰

  • Amy November 20, 2009, 3:40 pm

    Caitlin – I don’t know if you might have seen this in the blog-world today– but it’s a lot of fun. Definitely in the spirit of the day! http://greenweddingshoes.blogspot.com/2009/11/twilight-wedding-inspiration.html

  • Babycakes November 20, 2009, 3:48 pm

    I just came back from seeing New Moon and I LOVED it!!!! Definitely will be seeing it again. I consider myself team Edward for sure, but I do love Jacob. And although I’m 27, I must say that Taylor Lautner is HOT!!!! Good lord, what a cutie pie πŸ™‚

  • Brigid November 20, 2009, 4:08 pm

    TEam Edward! Someone on the Today show the other day had a sign that said “I’m in love with a fictional character” That us it in a nutshell for me and I’m older than you. All of the mom’s in my town are obsessed with the series. I’m headed to the 930 show tonight with some of them. I’m concerned that there won’t be enough Edward in the movie for me though.

  • Laura in Pgh November 20, 2009, 5:40 pm

    It’s Edward for me, all the way! Haven’t seen either of the movies yet, but Edward is ‘dead’ sexy in the books.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 20, 2009, 9:21 pm

    I don’t find either of them attractive, but I LOVE the movie and books (I have only read the first 2 so far).

  • Brittany November 21, 2009, 1:50 am

    Not a twilight fan myself! I guess part of it is so many people obsessing over it, and I really don’t care for the author’s writing – it’s choppy and irks me. Saying that, I am a bit obsessed into the Uglies series and am really hoping it gets made into a movie πŸ™‚

  • Lara (Thinspired) November 21, 2009, 11:25 am

    Thanks for the spoiler warning–I am only on Eclipse so I won’t read the comments. I just wanted to say two things:

    1) TEAM EDWARD!

    2) CONGRATS on grad school, Caitlin! You have such a strong work ethic and it makes me happy that it’s all paying off for you!

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