The contest is now closed. Major congrats to commenter #9 Penny!!! You have won the Twilight Soundtrack. Send me your name and snail mail address to email@example.com and I'll get that mailed out to you ASAP!!! Thank you all for visiting with me and I hope everyone keeps coming back for other awesome prizes given out on this blog. Have a great day!!!
Before I get started with my post for today, I want to divert your attention to the VERY busy weekend we had. If you haven’t already seen the previous posts, definitely take a moment and scroll down.
On Sunday, we posted the third chapter to our group novel, Aspen Expose’. Don’t forget to answer the question in the comments section to be eligible to win a very cool prize at the end of our 9 chapters. Also, take a moment and read a fabulous article written by Jill Vejnoska for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution featuring writers going on-line to build an audience. The Petit Fours and Hot Tamales were featured in her article along with our group novel, Aspen Expose’. Check out this link to read the article. http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/printedition/2009/05/17/netnovels0517.html
On Saturday, I posted our 9th Mission for the Operation: Maggie Readiness Challenge. This section features editing our pages as we get them ready to send off for GRW’s writing contest, The Maggies. With a deadline of June 1st, we don’t have much time left.
Saturday was also the first day of our book review posts. This is a new feature here at PF&HTs. Check out the three reviews we have posted and tell us what you think. Let us know if you’ve read these books and if you agree with our ratings. Or if you have any suggestions you would like to add to our reading lists.
Okay. Now on to Twilight!!!
The Phenomenon that is Twilight
by Tami Brothers
Does anyone out there like the Twilight Series books? How about the movie? What about the soundtrack?
A few months ago I was perusing the bookstore shelves looking for something to read. I was getting ready to have a medical procedure done and needed to find something to keep me busy while sitting on the couch recovering. When I walked by the Twilight display, I thought “What the heck. Why not.” I’d heard good things about the series but never had the time to sit down and read them. Now was as good a time as any. Good thing I bought all four books because if I hadn’t, my poor husband would’ve been driving back to the bookstore.
I plowed through the first book, Twilight, on the second day out of the hospital. The remaining three books quickly followed. Four day and four thick books. Talk about immersion! I LOVED this series. I LOVED this world. And I LOVED this couple. Bella and Edward were two people I would really like to meet, no matter what their unusual diet happens to be. Stephenie Meyers did an excellent job of creating a likeable world that EVERYONE wants to be a part of. Don’t believe me? Just Google Twilight. There are TONS of sites dedicated to this phenomenon; from debates over whether Jacob was a better match for Bella to pictures of the various cars the Cullen family drives. Check out my favorite. The Aston Martin V12. This is the car Jacob tries to wreck in the fourth book, Breaking Dawn.
After I finished the final book, I was chomping at the bit to see the movie. Unfortunately, I had to wait for the doctor to clear me before I could make that trip. But when I did, WOW!!! I LOVED it just as much as I did the books. Edward and Bella were oh so real. I felt like I was right there with them living their story and I was thrilled the producers kept most everything true to the book.
Now the wait begins for the second movie. New Moon is due out November 20, 2009 and I can’t wait. Check out some of the pictures they’ve released to wet our appetites. Talk about teasers. (the guys are from Jabob's "pack.")
Until the release, I’ve been listening to the songs on the Twilight soundtrack. This has been a neat experience because I’ve never heard of most of these artists, but I’ve had fun picking out where each song appeared in the movie.
Do you like this little teaser?
Want a chance to win your very own copy of the Twilight Soundtrack? Leave a comment letting me know if you’ve read the books, watched the movie or listened to the soundtrack. If you have, do you have a favorite scene? Leave a comment and I’ll randomly choose a winner and post the name at the top of this post tomorrow morning. Good luck!!!