Sunday, November 30, 2008

Twilight Christmas Giveaway

Ahhh...this is hard for me to admit and I don't even know why now. But I'm totally on the Twilight bandwagon now. I heard all the hype, scoffed, turned my nose up, thought I was too old, you know. What could possibly be so intriguing about a silly little high school vampire book/movie. And what could possibly be written in them that hasn't already been written a bazillion times before?

Well, let me tell you. It starts with Edward and ends with Cullen.

I chose to read the first book over Thanksgiving (in 2 days I might add). From about page 10, I was sucked in. I couldn't put the thing down. It was like Edward was "dazzling" me right through the pages (if you've read it, you know what I'm referring to, here). Bella was so sweet and awkward and charmingly clumsy that I couldn't help be intrigued. I simply can't explain to you how good this book is. I'm chomping at the bit to read the others in the series, but I've asked for them for Christmas so I have to wait a few more weeks (so no one better spoil it for me!). And if no one gets them for me, I'm going to be one grumpy mama come christmas day!

So immediately after I finished reading the book on Saturday, I bought tickets for me, hubby, my sister in law, brother in law and cousin for the 8:30 showing that night. I have to admit, I was shocked by how much the movie was like the book, right down to their conversations. Of course, there were small differences, but nothing that jeopardized the integrity of the book.

The only bad thing about the movie was this: Bella's blinking drove me absurdly mad. I wanted her to do nothing more than get whatever it was out of her eyes! And Edward - don't hate me people - just wasn't what I envisioned. Hubby thought he did a great job of portraying a vampire, but in all honesty, he just didn't do it for me. If I saw that Edward in the school parking lot, I wouldn't have given him a second glance. Now, don't get me wrong. He was passable. He had his moments when he and Bella's relationship grew more comfortable that he relaxed and wasn't so awkward. But the Edward in the book didn't seem so awkward to me. 100 year old vampire awkward, yes. Retarded awkward, no.

Personally, after seeing Shane West in A Walk to Remember, I think he would have made a much better Edward and done a better interpretation. But that's just my opinion, so don't get your panties in a wad.

So, in light of this holiday season (and Hubby's raise), I'm holding a belated giveaway to get all of you lurkers and commenters alike to have a chance to get to know Bella and Edward. The winner can choose between the first book in the series, or 2 movie tickets specifically for Twilight. All you have to do is leave me a comment and I will randomly draw a name. If you have a blog and link me on your site, you can leave me a second comment telling me about the link and you will be entered in the drawing twice. The deadline is December 4th at noon CENTRAL TIME to enter. The winner will be announced on Friday, December 5, 2008. This post will remain up until then in order for me to give everyone an opportunity to comment and get your names in the drawing!

Good luck!

15 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Bella's breathing is what annoyed me. LOL She breathed VERY loudly and just far too much! But Edward was beautiful, as was Jacob. I loved the movie!
I saw your comment on OHMommy's blog and wandered over!

Kimmylyn said...

Consider me entered.. I would go see the movie again in a second!!! I have a mild crush on Edward. .lol Thanks so much!!

SaVanna said...

*Panties in a wad* Edward in the movie was...painfully hot. But then again, I have the skinny, pale, awkward boy obsession that I can't seem to shake...maybe vampires road I need to travel?

I'm half way done with the second book...it's GOOD too!!!

meg said...

I just found your site through Classy Chaos... and then I saw the magic words... TWILIGHT... and I was here... lickety split...faster than Edward can run...
I'm on book 4 - I had to take a break between books 2 and 3 to soak it all in and think about all that had happened... and now, I think I'm ready for what I hear is the best book - BOOK 4. The movie was good too - I love that Rebecca/Ava from Grey's plays Esme... PERFECT! and I love, love, love little Alice! Edward, at first reminded me of Marcel from the 2nd season of Top Chef... but, has since grown on me... I think I'm officially a cougar though... I'm almost 30 and he's like what... 17? :)

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Mandy said...

Ok, I would like, or should I say, love to be entered into this contest. I need!!!

Mandy said...

Ok, here is my second comment where I have linked your blog and mentioned your giveaway in my blog. Here is the link, you will have to copy and paste because I don't know how to turn it into a hyperlink:

http://mandyandryan.blogspot.com/2008/12/ive-joined-bandwagon.html

Stephanie said...

Loved the books! Loved the movie! And I really did like Rob Pattinson as Edward. Mmmm...he's yummy!

I'm totally entering in your giveaway! Great idea! Nothing like a dash of Edward to give some holiday cheer!

Also, while you are waiting for your other books, you can read Midnight Sun online (Edward's version of Twilight - much better!) from the author's website (www.stepheniemeyer.com).

mom2tot said...

Since I havent's seen the movie or read the book I think its a must to be enter in this contest

Krystyn said...

I would love to see the movie...you must pick this sleep deprived mother...I can bribe a sitter, right?

I got 1 as a gift and I bought 2...now I'm waiting for 3 and 4 as a gift. I hope hubby remembers.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Twilight is on my TBR pile. I can't wait!

Sue Ann said...

I have'nt read "Twilight" yet but after my father (who being a highschool teacher and caught in the middle of the hype/following) so painfully put it...I am "out of the loop" because even all the teachers are reading it! I can't wait to read it!....here's hoping!

Suzy B said...

Enter me...it has been forever since I have read a book (almost 4 month old baby in the house). Hmmm, I have also linked you prior to this comment (I lurk from the Massey webpage)...so enter me twice :)

Holly said...

Okay, I've been just like you, turning my nose up and scoffing at it. However I wanted to see what all the fuss was because everyone in my family is addicted (even Zach) and actually considered buying the book tonight at Barnes and Noble, only to think I'd either have Lecia order it for me or try to get it at the library. I'm crossing my fingers! Congratulations BTW on the writing contest. I always knew you'd do it someday!

Bittersweet Confusion said...

I was a naysayer also... But once I got into the first book I was hooked. I have a copy of the first book but mine has passed through so many hands I wouldn't mind a second copy. =)

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