Should I read the Twilight-books?
Yesterday I visited one of the better bookstores in Bergen. I found both “The Lies of Locke Lamora” (which I’ve decided I just have to own) and book number 2 in the series called “Red Seas under Red Skies“. It was quite calm in there on an early Saturday so the lady at the register and I had some time to chat. We both agreed that “The Hunger Games” (Dødslekene) is a “dead good” book, and I advertised the ones I was buying as best I could.
Then we started talking about The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. The bookstore lady was an enthusiastic advocate and I was a very difficult customer. I haven’t read them. And I don’t want to! I thumbed through them while registering them at my library, and the little I’ve read have all my anti-goo-alarms ringing like crazy. I know they’re more popular than Harry Potter (Sigh!), but that doesn’t make me want to read them. I had the same feeling when “Titanic” was showing at the movies – I don’t want to be a part of this! (I watched it on TV a few years later, and I still think it’s OK never to have paid for a ticket to see it…and this is despite me adoring Kate Winslet).
I’ll never say never, but there is too much on my reading list for Stephenie Meyer to get me as a reader this year. If anyone has any really, really good arguments for me reading them they’d better tell me – I might listen.