something has been keeping me up at night (apart from tsugtsug) this past week.. i've been reading (and dreaming) TWILIGHT.. the worldwide bestseller which i have only recently heard about (what? i haven't been out much!) which is a shame because the book is soooo friggin good.
it was my sister who told me about it.. she said something like "si panic room girl ang magpaplay sa TWILIGHT", a sentence that i totally didn't understand. i was "huh?" and she was "oh, you are SO out of it!" and then she explained that twilight was like the next harry potter book in terms of its success.
the next day (was it fate? ehehe) someone in the n@w forum asked who liked an ebook of twilight so i began reading it.. and its so addicting, its so hard to put the mouse down (i've been reading it while lying in bed, with the mouse beside me)
its told as a first person story, Bella's point of view.. the 17 year old heroine who's in love,.. with a vampire. The story is so well-written, I could practically hear Bella's breathing.. feel her heartbeat pounding.. every action-packed chapter was enthralling and no detail was insignificant, everything was relevant to the whole story..
halfway through the first book, i remember to google the movie trailer.. i forgot ate's remark about 'the panic room girl' until i saw the trailer.. Bella is played by Kristen Stewart and Edward the vampire played by Robert Pattinson.. he's Cedric Diggory in the HP film.. (i guess he'll sound american in the movie.. well, he should) i was a bit disappointed at first with Pattinson.. in the book, Edward was described as godlike by Bella.. she said.. like a perfect runway model, breathtakingly beautiful.. i guess the edward in MY mind is humanely impossible.. thinking about it later, Pattinson IS a good match, if edward really existed in the real world.. Same goes to Bella.. she is someone who should be beautiful, but not outrightingly so that she'll be popular in the city.. but should be pretty enough to get some guys' attention in a small town..
also this week i saw Stephanie Meyer, the author (talk about right timing!) in Ellen.. she's a SAHM, with no prior writing experience.. she said she dreamt about it (Ellen said, that must be a looong dream, lol) and just googled agents, for she had no idea what to do with the book she had just written..her story is really inspiring, if only i had her talent with words ehehe.
so if you haven't read it.. i fully recommend it.. i'm not sure how many books are in the series.. i have 4 ebooks so far.. (i'm halfway thru the 2nd one, entitled New Moon).. i've asked Ate to buy the books but she said out of stock na sa Powerbooks, so she had to reserve it for me.. i also suggest reading it in broad daylight.. you know, sunny, airy, with lots of people surrounding you.. not at midnight like i did.. i was scared shitless at the 'tracker' scene (you'll know what i'm talking about once you've read it).. not to mention when i stopped reading it, the scene continued in my dreams, harhar..
yun muna, still have reading to do ehehe. bye!