about hosting a contest that will give one of my equally lovely blog readers--an awesome
t-shirt from them, YOUR CHOICE! The contest is open to international readers too and I will be picking one winner at random on
**UPDATE** I've just been made aware by several people that there was a problem with commenting all week so I'm going to extend the contest until SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1, 9PM EST. If you are still having a problem with commenting please email me and I can enter you in. I'm so sorry guys--I know it's more than a pain when you write out a bunch of stuff only for it to disappear!
All you have to do to participate in the giveaway is go here: Sparkle for Twilight
and leave me comment on my blog with your answer to this question:
What is your favorite line or quote from the books, and why?
Along with your answer, be sure to include your email address
and the direct link
to your favorite Twilight-
inspired t-shirt from CafePress. Let me tell you, there are--A LOT--so happy browsing! It'll be a tough choice to pick just one, so you may even end up buying some on your own. I browsed through and I found so much fun stuff!
I have a friend who this t-shirt would be perfect for:
Loving these "only if you're in the know" ones:
These aren't even the half of it! Head over CafePress
to pick your favorite design HERE
For UK readers click here
For Australian readers click here
For Canadian readers click here
So why do you have to answer that question? Amidst all this New Moon
movie talk with spoilers here and new pictures there (all of which I'm successfully avoiding), let's get back to our roots and bring it back to where this all started--the books!
While I was on the subway to work the other day, a guy about my age looking like he just stepped out of a Ben Sherman
catalog, wearing a gray peacoat (I swear) and brown oxford shoes, walks into the train and squeezes up to me. In my mind I griped because my personal space was invaded, not that it takes much to invade one's space given it is the subway and it is the morning rush. I would have been standing face to face with him if I were taller, but instead I was eye-level to his chest, worried that the corner of the book he was reading could very well take a jab at my eye if there was a sudden jerk.
This sequence of action and thought all happened within three seconds mind you, before I realized the back of his book was flashing me a glimpse of its red and black. It's then that I immediately recognize he is reading Eclipse
. Call me lame, but I get a little thrill, because I love to talk to people about Twilight
. I notice that he only has less than a hundred pages before the end, and I debate whether or not to ask him about it. I mean, it's also a guy and I want to know his story. You know, the story of who made him read Twilight
. So I pull out one of my earphones and I ask, "is this the first time you're reading Twilight
He looks up, pauses to register my question, and smiles coyly as if I just caught him doing something he'd rather not admit to. He tells me it is, and I learn that his female cousin (ah-ha!
) is the one who got him to read them. I ask him what he thinks of it so far and if he knows how it ends. He says that it's nothing like what he expected and that he is enjoying it, but then adds the unnecessary and obligatory comment that "the author's writing isn't that profound."
How much of that was softened because he was talking to a perfect stranger about books that induce the pros and cons of admittedly reading and
openly liking Twilight
, I don't know. Talking to someone in person about Twilight
is like treading on thin ice--you don't know where you should stand because people tend to think their literary intelligence goes on the chopping block of judgment if they praise these books. Personally, I love what Stephenie wrote, how she wrote it, and I wouldn't ever diminish what she gave us. If someone else wrote Twilight
, it wouldn't be Twilight
. Love it "unconditionally and irrevocably."
Anyway, talking to newcomers (this guy didn't know anything about BD!) always makes me want to re-read the books along with them. I've read my favorite parts from the Saga multiple times, but as a whole, I've only read them in entirety once, and that was at the beginning of this year.
There are so many lines I've remembered because I found them to be both beautiful and eloquent in their honesty and simplicity. I'm sure my favorites are some of yours too. One is the "if I could dream at all it would be about you" line that Edward says. Isn't that so ultimately romantic? Maybe it's just me, but I think so.
I'd love to hear some of yours! Again, you have to leave your comment here
in order to enter the giveaway. Thank you for participating in this fun giveaway, good luck!