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.