Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Guilty Pleasures - Tag You're It

One of my favorite bloggers happens to also be a really good friend, a literary phenom, and an intellectual giant. So it was really satisfying to discover that even Jawahara indulges in the odd guilty pleasure.

Jawahara tagged me in her latest blog, to 'fess up to one of my recent guilty pleasures. Ok, here it is. My friend and young-adult novelist, Katie, lent me the book Twilight a couple of months ago. For those of you living under a rock, the Twilight series written by Stephanie Meyer is a New York Times bestseller and the first novel was one of the best-sellers of 2008. It sat on my shelf for quite a while, though, while I focused on books for my book club.

Last weekend, I found myself between books and picked up Twilight on a lark. Suffice it to say that for the next 48 hours I largely ignored my family, the news, feeding my animals and pretty much anything else that begged my attention as I found myself completely absorbed in the romance between the vampire Edward and new girl Bella. I finished it Monday morning and headed straight to the DVD store to rent the film which I watched in solitary delight that night (C2 being in South Africa and my visiting mum being in the U.K.).

In the final analysis, the movie was disappointing, seriously wooden acting, though Edward was divine. Is that a little on the 'ewww' side, given his age? Ah, tant pis, hence the guilty pleasure. Tag you're it!

3 comments:

Jen said...

I confess to totally ignoring Twilight until friends brought it over the other night to watch after Nate went to bed. I too found the acting wooden but couldn't help a bit of fascination....so I put a hold on it at the library and await its arrival.

cheers to guilty pleasures!

Jawahara said...

This is great, C, and it's a good one. Thanks for playing. In fact you had three, the book, the movie and the slightly naughty crush. Oh yeah!

And....I am still blushing at the totally flattering description of me ;-). Gosh, wish I could actually fill those boots.

Sheila said...

Oh...how much do I relate to those fits of obsession over a book or film or actor or music - you know it's true!!! As you always tell me...go with it!