Teetering on the edge of the dark side

I’ve thought about this long and hard. It’s been a difficult decision to make. But if it’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s hypocrisy. I jeered at those who condemned the Harry Potter books without reading them. And since I don’t want to be a hypocrite… I’m going to read Twilight.

I did, however, refuse to pay for it, so I got a used copy free off PaperBackSwap. It was shipped two days ago. I will now be checking my mail with trepidation until it arrives.

Thankfully, Cleolinda has prepared me for the horror to come. And from the fun folks on Twitter, I have found Dazzle Me This, Mr. Vampire, a blog chronicling the bravery of two anti-Twilight women as they delve into the books. I plan on using it as a guide as I take my journey through the mess that is Twilight. (And also as an antidote for when it just becomes too much to bear.)

I do not know if I will be brave enough to tackle the other three books, especially that last one. Only time will tell. But I will be able to rest my conscience by those who insist “Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.”

Wish me luck.



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2 responses to “Teetering on the edge of the dark side

  1. vampychronicles

    Good luck! We’d love to add “even though you won’t need it” to the end of that, but to do so would be lying. Be prepared to want to set fire to that book at every turn of the page… That’s how it makes us feel, at least.

    Let us know how it works out for you!

    • Caroline

      I am so thankful for your blog. I am trying so hard not to read ahead in your blog, because your summaries are hilarious and I’m so glad there are some out there who see it like I’m seeing it! 🙂

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