The Twilight book is one phenomenon that took us by surprise, even though we’d like to think we’re up on pop culture. The book which Hope finished on the cruise and passed off to Anne this weekend, is a vampire story set in the Pacific Northwest-the perfect climate for vamps who can’t hang out in bright sunny weather; but not for the reasons you think. The book is fun, and the love story is engaging and easy to believe. Our biggest complaint (or should we call it drawback) is that it takes place in a high school, with too much adolescent angst and not enough heat like Harry Potter.
In contrast, we’re obsessed with the HBO series True Blood
which is definitely geared for a mature audience with more gore and sex to go around.
movie opens this Friday, November 21st. We think they did a great job casting Robert Pattinson as Edward and Kristen Stewart as Bella. Ashley Greene, who plays Edward’s sister Alice, is smokin’ hot in Maxim
this month (yes, the SO has a subscription). We’re planning on catching the movie this weekend and will give you our opinion on the rebound. Watch the preview here
Kristen Stewart- with her gorgeous shiny auburn hair:
Ashley Greene (picture courtesy of Maxim) scores another point for brunettes:
Finally, there was some hoopla about Robert Pattinson not being as good looking as he’s depicted in the book. We think the casting gurus did a fine job. What do you think?