Thursday, November 08, 2007

Twilight Fans

I'm ready for a new book to read. I'm in the mood for something easy, quick, fun. I sent an email to about 30 people yesterday with a list of five books I have at home that I've been wanting to read, asking which one they recommend. I knew I would also get some other recommendations for future reading, which I welcome. I've already heard back from about 20 people. I don't know if I've ever gotten such a great, quick response to an email.
I have decided to start reading the DaVinci Code today. I will probably read The Life of Pi next. I received at least a half a dozen recommendations for Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. That book has been the talk of Utah since I moved here in July. It's a craze. I promise I'll get around to it eventually.
But, since Twilight is a book about vampires and werewolves, I must ask all you fans if you have seen Underworld (starring Kate Beckensale)? It is a great movie about vampires and werewolves.

Now, most of you know that I am not into R rated movies, I have probably seen less than a dozen of them in my lifetime. This movie is rated R. I'm sure you can find an edited version out there if you are not into R movies either. However, although it did deserve the rating (I've only ever seen one rated R movie that did not), I didn't regret watching it (much how I felt with The Matrix, Gladiator, etc.). The rating is for violence, but it wasn't gross-out stuff, very well-made. I do not, however, recommend its sequel Underworld Evolution, which had less character development, a weak plot, and embarrassing sex/nudity. I did regret seeing that.
The Internet Movie Database gives the following summary of the movie's plot: "Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end."
Just had to recommend that to all my Twilight-loving friends.


michelle said...

I liked the vampire werewolf movie, I don't usually go for movies that I think might give me nightmares afterward. Adam was watching it and it just happened to suck me in.

By the way I was thinking "Pi" too!

Macey Kay said...

Apparently I need to read Twilight as well. I feel so out of the loop!

Lauren said...

eeek...I am not a fan of werewolves so I would probably be mad she fell in love with one.

I think you would like Twilight. Out of all of the fiction books I have is by far my favorite.

Tori :) said...

Oh it's not just the craze in Utah. It's huge in Texas according to my little sister.

I'm sure that the vampires and werewolfs in the movie are extremely different than the ones portrayed in the Twilight series. It's interesting to see the similarities though.

Enjoy the Da Vinci code! I did!

katie :) said...

I'll have to watch that movie! i just recently saw a vampire movie that was horrible tho!!! ugh. 30 days of night. terrible. gross. nasty. ick. but i trust your taste in movies. so, seriously Twilight is AMAZING!!! i read it in 2 days and i'm not a fast reader at all! but enjoy the da vinci code! :)

Nancy Face said...

I really love the Twilight series. It's big in Arizona, too!

Skye said...

I've read all 3 books and can't wait for the fourth, they are the best, I wish my husband was Edward. I hope the movie won't ruin it for me though, I don't know if they can find someone attractive enough to be edward.