a few words on vampires.

sometime around my first public library job, this book for teens came out. twilight by stephenie meyer. all the high school girls went gaga.

me: oh wow, you’re like the 80th person who’s asked me about that book this week.

girl: OMG, i’ve already read it 6 times. it’s about this girl who transfers high schools and falls in love with this guy and he’s a vampire. and then she wants to be a vampire too.

me: (thinking) that is the stupidest thing i have ever heard.

girl: i can’t believe you haven’t read it.

then the second one came out, and i went through the same thing at the next public library i worked at. and when the third one came out, i was working at yet another public library, where i was once more told that i could not live and breathe another day without reading these books. so i read them. and you know what? i LOVED the first one. could not put it down. that girl was right: bella DOES fall in love with this guy, and he IS a vampire.

but the second one was kind of lame, and much longer. see, this other vampire who isn’t bella’s boyfriend wants to eat bella. and then she starts hanging out with a werewolf. and the third one? was the longest YA novel ever in the whole wide world. there are a bunch of vampires in italy, and they also want to eat bella, and more werewolves, and something. dragged on and on and on and on. but it was okay, because i thought it was the last one.

this week, i found out that she is releasing a 4th on august 2. SIGH. and of course it will be obscenely long, but of course i have to read it because there is a particular event, which meyer could have kindly written into the 2nd book and put us out of our misery, but of course she didn’t, she’s stretching it alllll out- anyway, i NEED to know if this particular event is finally going to happen.

but what really goads me? about this 4th book? is that the list price is $22.99. for a YA book. come AWWWN.

so i’m just saying, this better be the last one.

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3 responses to “a few words on vampires.

  1. I haven’t read twilight, but it sounds like you might like Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore. F’in hysterical (and also about vampires, but you know, cool, well-dressed ones), and for grown-ups. A Dirty Job (also by CM) is even funnier, but no vamps.

  2. Dear Kricket,

    Thank you (and Wosstula) very much for the lovely cds. I listened to one while I cooked dinner tonight, enjoying the music very much despite Elli’s bitter and highly-musically-educated complaints. Apparently all the techno songs sound the same. Whatever.

    In case you aren’t familiar with what you gave me, I thought I’d link two videos. First, we have an Alice DeeJay video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zKwb0uaoLlE
    This video is just “ok” but I’d have to say, the really long thingies on that dress must get caught in car doors ALL THE TIME. Also, I really enjoyed the two back-up dancing tai-chi artists who appear unexpectedly in the last 15 seconds of the video. Who are they? Where do they come from? Perhaps this is meant to convey that nothing beats chi for spiritual healing during a crappy break-up.

    The second video is from the Veruca Salt album. Who cares about the music … just sit back and watch the amazing sproingy larva dresses. It’s INSANE. As in INSANELY AWESOME: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QuSU_NxHr04
    Wowieeee! We should all get those for next Christmas.

    And finally, to be sorta on topic, I remember reading a book called “My Friend the Vampire” when I was of an appropriate age. The first one was kinda cool, but the sequels had to ramp up the action by adding more and more vampires. I guess the same thing happened in the Alien movies. I couldn’t find an American version with the cover that I remember, so I’ll link you to the german version: http://www.amazon.com/Kleine-Vampir-Angela-Sommer-Bodenburg/dp/3499202166/
    I can guarantee that no one will come and ask for this book during the next month.

    Anyhoo … thanks for the prezzies!

    – Thunkadunk

  3. Hahaha… I’m so glad I only read the first one! Aren’t you lucky you work at a library and can check them out for FREE?

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