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25 August 2005 @ 09:21 am
Twilight time  
How much did I love reading TWILIGHT on the plane rides from SC yesterday? So much that I forgot I was on a propeller plane from SC to GA in a thunderstorm. Somehow it seemed more fitting a setting for the reading of this delicious romance/vampire novel. Bella Swan has moved in with her father in a rainy town in Washington state. She encounters the smoldering Edward her first day of school. He seems, at first, to be repelled by her presence. After he saves her from being hit by a skidding van, Bella begins to guess at his true nature. Edward is a vampire, one Bella loves immediately and absolutely. There are dangers for both of them, of course, but the romance grows. This is a fabulous read: slow and inexorable in its movement toward a shattering climax. The characters are wonderfully diverse, both human and vampire. I know Natalie (age 12) has been reading this one on the sly because of all the dog-eared pages where she had to hastily mark her place before placing the book back on the shelf. BTW, she is not supposed to be reading the book only because I need to read it first for possible QP or inclusion in my workshops. However, I think she adores sneaking the book off the shelf and replacing it without me "knowing."
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Sarah Darer Littmansaraclaradara on August 25th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
I loved it too!
I borrowed a friend's ARC when I was out in LA for the SCBWI and read it overnight. Wonderfully drawn characters. After 12 months of online dating I'd be over the moon to meet a vampire like Edward : )

professornanaprofessornana on August 25th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
Re: I loved it too!
Edward does sound too good to be true and this from a happily married post menopausal woman!
elizabethscott on August 26th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
Wow, Twilight sounds amazing. I can't wait till it comes out!
(Anonymous) on September 22nd, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
Very good
Oh yeah, Ijust finished it last night. Very good book indeed. It isn't as malicious or seductive as all the other vampire books I'm accustom to, however, it had a very gentle nature and a nice even flow. It was all in all very well written. The author is very talented, for this being her first book.