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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby LilyMorgana » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:43 am

It has affected both my reading habits and my buying habits. :)
I used to read a lot as a child but then at some point I became too old to read typical children's books but I was still too young to get the adult books. Of course there are a lot of books for teenagers but these weren't really present in the local library. (It's saddening how little books they have.) So I sort of gave up on reading and threw myself on the internet. :lol: That's where I discovered Twilight and since the library doesn't have Twilight I had to buy the books which I normally rarely did.
Anyway, now I'm back to reading. I remember why I used to love it so much.
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby Amo » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:34 am

It made me want to read more books by authors that I already like, but have only read a few by.
Well...things by McCaffery and Anthony...have such a different writing style, one that I prefer, because it requires so much more analysis that Twilight does, because Twilight is relatively simple in it's messages and doesn't require much thinking to decide what it's about. Bella and Edward.
YA books today seem to be so different from books of the 80s and 90s and...well, anything before that. It's quite interesting how the way books sound change.
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby xxsparklyvampiresxx » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:45 am

I used to read more books for teens. Now other books seem to have no point, compared to the Twilight saga.
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby Beautiful Peacock » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:40 am

Hm, I guess. After I bought the series I had to get myself a new bookcase, so I bought one in black to match the covers. Now I can only buy black covered books which is a bit frustrating when I find books I want to read that aren't black... Oh well...
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby garnetpixie » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:15 pm

I didn't have so many teen vampire novels as a teen, so now I'm playing catch up with Amelia Alther-Rhodes In the Forsts of Night and all the other books. I started the "Vampire Acadamy" book and shut it at the end of the first page...it was awful! I use to read Anne Rice like I do Twilight now, but I haven't been able to find my books. They're in a box in the garage. I've started writing, which is wonderful, and now I don't want to read much. I do keep my eye out for intresting vampire fiction. I want to read The Host.
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby JaliceAlsper » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:49 pm

I was never as interested in books before I read Twilight. Well, not as interested. It's hard to find a book of my liking these days :roll:. Although now I prefer books about vampires, romance, and fantasy...

garnetpixie wrote:I started the "Vampire Acadamy" book and shut it at the end of the first page...it was awful!

I just finished "Vampire Academy" a couple of days ago, and the second book, "Frostbite," today. It's not as great as Twilight, but I wouldn't say that it was awful; it was actually quite good. Maybe boring in the beginning, but it gets better. I think you should continue reading it :).
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby ariake76 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:34 pm

I hope I don't get flamed for saying this, but if you had told me a year ago that I would soon be a wild fan of a young-adult vampire series I would have laughed my butt off. I read and enjoyed "Interview with the Vampire" in high school but beyond that, forget it. Way too many bad experiences with amateur vampire fiction. How many ways can you say "cliche'"?

Last year I noticed I wasn't enjoying reading anywhere near as much as I used to and I decided it was because I had this long list of literary novels I felt like I "had" to read to make myself a smarter, better person. So I decided to make a radical change, and in a gleeful sort of way I thought, heck, I'll go all the way in the other direction and read this teenage vampire book!

The series really has changed the way I look at fiction. I still totally enjoy books that are "smart" (The God of Small Things, for example, was incredible). But I will never again think it's good enough to write a book that impresses people with how clever you are if they have to slog through it and are thankful when it's over. After tons of undergrad English classes I had forgotten that fiction can be gripping and mesmerizing and visceral. It just goes to show that there's never a genre or a category that you're just across-the-board going to *hate*. A good story is a good story, whether it's romance or literary or sci-fi, or, uh, vampire.
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby TeamEdward1918 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:01 am

Slightly, lol..
I never read anything before. Only HP actually, and even then, it woud take me weeks to finally finish a book. But now I read every single day (I'm on New Moon again) :mrgreen:
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby Babygirl67 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:49 pm

i think that will happen to me because i'm reading eclipse and soon to be on breaking dawn and then idk what series i'ma read next..
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Re: Has Twilight affected your reading habits?

Postby x. Jessica-Louise .x » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:11 pm

Well I'd never read any books about vampires before twilight and now I can't get enough of them. I've recently brought the first book in the black dagger brotherhood series and the first book in the house of night series. I've always read loads though so that hasn't changed, just my obsession with reading about vampires! :D
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