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message 1: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) Well, I started this on the plane down to Florida. I pulled out my Carol Higgins Clark for the trip back. I don't hate it but it's not a sit down and read in one sitting kind of book. This is one of those books that was written as part of a weekly subscription in a magazine or newspaper wasn't it.

I have to admit that I find the stories amusing but won't be rushing through the book. I can make it through a chapter or two a day though. :)

message 2: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1 comments I was asked lately if after you Twilight, if you are disappointed with the real men in your life. What do you think, ladies?

message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (cutienicole_28) | 36 comments To a point, yea. I mean I understand the difference between reality and pretend, but most things that Edward does, resembling a true gentleman, isnt anything that normal, non-vampires, cant do. Agree or disagree?

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

yess!!!! ehmigawd i was like wow nnow all thes guys are stupid!!!! and i think im edward loves bella sooo much and im afraid i wont find someone who loves me that much...if you know what i mean

message 5: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) Must admit, I haven't started yet... I've been reading a Shannara book FOREVER because I had it at school and only read once in a blue moon. So I've been working on that one. I don't remember for sure if this particular one was a newspaper thing, but many of his books were, so I'm sure it was. If it's kinda choppy, it was. Usually his long and drawn out ones were weekly publishings, and the shorter, more to the point books were published all in one shot. With the newspapers, he got paid by the word. :D I will start it SOON though! I promise! :D

message 6: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) Paid by the word...that's what I thought. However, it's not so bad as others I have read. He doesn't describe things in 3 pages that could be done in a paragraph. The chapters are choppy and there's not much of a centralized plot. If the book continues as it has so far the members of a society travel around and we see the stuff they do but not much happens.

No worries about finishing Shannara. I'll be reading this one for a while. :)

message 7: by Yasmin (new)

Yasmin (dreamsfromanotherplanet) | 285 comments In a way, because you realise that Edward is only a fictional character and cannot be real. But the way i see it, My boyfriend is my Edward in a was because he is the most perfect peson i will ever meet, and i love him, and no matter what, he is mine, and i wouldn't trade that for all the Edwards in the world.

message 8: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (cutienicole_28) | 36 comments Brigitte:

Thats what your soulmate is supposed to be like... you just have to patient, be aware, and find him. :-)

message 9: by Amanda (last edited Jun 12, 2008 08:53AM) (new)

Amanda | 148 comments ok, guys could learn alittle something from edward, but my guy is just fine. i dont need to go after a guy that isnt real. but u have to consider, bella wasnt looking for edward. he wanted to kill her! and thats how they started. wierd. i dont think my bf wanted to kill me.

message 10: by Hilary (new)

Hilary (hilary_cullen) | 10 comments I was asked out be this kid, and I thought about it and was like "You know, he is definitely not an Edward." so I said No! hahahaha.

God, for the rest of my life I will compare guys to him. It is sad.

message 11: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (cutienicole_28) | 36 comments Amanda:

yea, blunt way to put it lol.

But about guys learning something from, the guy I am about to start dating is GONNA read Twilight... I already told him that hes choiceless lol. Not that he isnt gentleman enough, I just want to have something to talk about :-) And the Twilight series I can talk about in my sleep lol.

message 12: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (cutienicole_28) | 36 comments Hilary:

That might not be such a good idea cuz you will NEVER find a guy... no joke.

Edward is 100% perfect, us humans arent. But I am telling you my soul mate is going to be 99.9% perfect lol. Dont let that 0.1% make you turn him down...

message 13: by Hilary (new)

Hilary (hilary_cullen) | 10 comments hahah he was missing about 90% tho. Thats why I turned him down :)
I know that even if I hadn't read Twilight I wouldnt have said yes.

But yeah, 99.9% sounds good!

message 14: by Mandi (new)

Mandi Connell | 84 comments haha! yes, everyone has their very own Edward out there!!

message 15: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (cutienicole_28) | 36 comments Hilary...

Then you go girl, good decision lol.

And sure does... :-)

message 16: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) Glad you are okay with that. :) Haven't read as much as I thought I would this summer- at least so far... :D But I've been reading this same Shannara one since probably Jan. or soon thereafter. I just never had time to read at school... :D And I really like the book, so I WANT to finish it. :D

message 17: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) I thought chapter 4 was funny with them going to watch the military exhibition. Let me know what you think when you get there. :)

message 18: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I am sorry! I still haven't started it yet... We haven't done much reading around here. I got the baby's room all set up, though... :)

message 19: by Alexis (new)

Alexis (aesquibel25) Hahah yeah I guess it sort of makes you yearn for someone as perfect as Edward but it's all make believe (unfortunately) If you can find someone who even has a couple of those qualites you're lucky

message 20: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) No worries. As you can see I have only made it to chapter 4 and the chapters are really short. :) When you get started on it you'll catch up with me quickly.

message 21: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey (FUTUREMRSCULLEN) The only guy who could possibly add up to Edward in my life is shy and gorgeous and doesn't like me,I don't think. The problem is that he is so shy that I don't know everything about him,like how gentleman-like he is, if his personality is really as cute as he is, etc. So, reading Twilight didn't really change my, hmmm what's the right word, outlook on guys the only thing that changed was that I realized what guys can really be like if they weren't so stubborn and stupid as they are.

message 22: by PandaRanda (new)

PandaRanda In love with Edward? Hahaha that's silly, to be in love with a fictional character is self-destructive behaviour, because they're not real, so no matter what you do, you'll never be able to find them. It's like unrequited love to the extreme, because Edward actually could never love you, since you exist and he does not. Unrequited love is way too yellow, too depressing. T_T
I adore Edward and is my favourite male character of all time...but I don't think I've ever tried to compare a fictional character to an actual person. I don't even think I've fantasized about finding a person like Edward! I like Edward where he is, safe in the book, with Bella, away from the fearsomeness of rabid fangirls! XDDD
I think once you fall in love with someone, no matter how much they don't fit the perfect image in your head, you'll still be 'irrevocably' in love with them! There is no rational thinking when it comes to love, because love is irrational, unconditional and completely selfless. So when you find your man, I doubt he'll be anything like Edward Cullen from Twilight, he'll be the Edward of your Bella, meaning he'll be uniquely for you and you alone, and he'll be different from everyone else.

message 23: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I finally started this one. I read through chapter 2 today. :) I see that it will take us both QUITE awhile to get done with this one... :D

message 24: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I'm on Chapter 11 now. :) Once you get going, it's not quite as boring.

message 25: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I think it's going to be long, but if you take it as a series of short stories instead of a novel, it's actually a good book... :)

message 26: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) I agree. That's how I've been doing it. It's not something that grabs your attention so that you have to finish it right now. However, the individual stories are kinda cute. :)

message 27: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) How far are you? I read through 18 last night...

message 28: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) But it is okay if we both take three years to read this, right? :) I don't think I'll go very fast. It's my "I'm taking a break in the tub" book...

message 29: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) It probably will take me 3 years to read this. :) I'm only on 6. I have too many things going to read quickly.

message 30: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I'm in the low 20s now, but don't worry. :) You read the others SO much faster than I did. :D

message 31: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) You know, once you get into the book a ways, it's actually a fun story... :) You still have to treat it like short stories, but it starts running together into one story that continues from chapter to chapter... :)

message 32: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) That's good. The stories are cute but it's slow going. :)

message 33: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) And it still is, it just picked up a bit because the stories started continuing from chapter to chapter....

message 34: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I made it through chapter 32 last night. The story is lagging again. It picked up for awhile, though... You can tell he wrote it in a weekly or monthly publication.... Sigh. :) Gonna be a LONG read, definitely. :D

message 35: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finished this book last night!!!! Overall, I really liked it. It's just really slow. For the most part, once you get past the beginning, the story starts to tie together. I thought it unraveled in the middle, but Dickens DOES eventually tie all the pieces together. Just takes him 6oo pages to do it...

Don't worry about rushing this, by any means. I'm on to sappy kids' books for awhile to give my brain a break. :) I got sick, so I finished the book while I didn't feel good enough to do anything else... :)

message 36: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) I'm glad it picks up for at least a little while. I don't like the books that just ramble on and have no plot. That's why I don't like Hemmingway or any of the books from that era. They are all like that! Yuck! We can't pick Hemmingway for any group reads. :)

message 37: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I hate Hemmingway... No Hawthorne, either. :)

message 38: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (hmdaniels) I didn't hate House of 7 Gables....I just thought it was weird. It didn't make much sense but I actually finished the book. It was fine until the ending. I didn't like the ending. I'll take Hawthorne over Hemmingway any day. But I'll take Collins over them both in a heartbeat.

message 39: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) I would take Hawthorne first, too. But his stuff is WEIRD! I'm with you. I'll take Collins too!

message 40: by Kelli (new)

Kelli  (khicks) Did you ever keep reading this book? :) It was hard to get through. But I was glad I'd read it when I was done... Wanna do a different book or take a break for awhile?

message 41: by M (new)

M (readergirl67) Wow, pandaRanda that makes me feel pathetic!
yeah... disappointed for sure.

message 42: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystal_f) | 1609 comments LOL! Now this is quite an interesting conversation topic! I wasnt disappointed with real men after reading Twilight. If anything I came away from Twilight more convicted of what Im looking for in my men. There are certain qualities I look for and wont back down from my standards that what Twilight did for me.

message 43: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystal_f) | 1609 comments Mercy wrote: "I really prefer real men with their flaws. More fun.
Twilight made me set my standards a tad bit higher. Kind of like you Krystal.
But heck I'm 16 who cares. As I see it love can wait. I'm busy exp..."

Hmmmmm 16 here.........

message 44: by Vivi (new)

Vivi | 2543 comments Krystal you're not 16

message 45: by Vivi (new)

Vivi | 2543 comments I can't calm down, if i were a werewolf I'd be shape-shifing right now

message 46: by Stephanie, Loves Vamps and Werewolves but Zombies scare me!! (new)

Stephanie | 4175 comments Mod
Mercy wrote: "Yeah, I know I had a typo on the other thread calm down"

I think you really should get your story straight...and maybe stop telling the moderators what to do...I have almost had it!!

message 47: by Vivi (new)

Vivi | 2543 comments I think Stephanie's the one shape-shifting, we were just playing around, Mercy's not telling anyone what to do

message 48: by Vivi (new)

Vivi | 2543 comments Mercy wrote: "Thank you Vivi. I really am not trying to be mean or tell the mods what to do."

I know your not :)

Back to man, I don't think Edward is perfect.

message 49: by Vivi (new)

Vivi | 2543 comments True, but their really annoying flaws

message 50: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Huxford (blackpanthershay) | 737 comments Mod
Vivi wrote: "Mercy wrote: "Thank you Vivi. I really am not trying to be mean or tell the mods what to do."

I know your not :)

Back to man, I don't think Edward is perfect."

Edward is a hot mess!!

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