Friday, February 17, 2012

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

So this once again brings to a close the Twilight series. I found this time around I got bored with how stinkin LONG this book is! I guess the pace keeps the story moving, but it is just long! Almost 800 pages! Good grief! Anyway, I still am happy with the "Happily Ever After" ending of the series. I'm still one of those people that didn't feel gypped about the non-existent fight scene. Frankly I don't think my heart could have taken it. I still cried when they were all saying good-bye to each other when they thought it was their last moment together. It didn't creep me out that Jacob imprinted on Renesme. I loved the honeymoon scene and thought the book did a much better job of closing the bedroom door at the proper time than the movie did. I love the interplay between Jacob and Rosalie! All of his blond jokes cracked me up. And then when she fashioned a dog dish for him I howled with laughter. I wish the movie would have showcased that relationship a bit better. I loved the scene when Bella realizes that Jacob had imprinted on Renesme...EXCELLENT!

Just so you all know, I have heard all of the arguments for and against this series. I have heard how reading these books "puts unrealistic expectations on spouses/future spouses." I think that anything that becomes an obsession can do that. I do not look at my spouse any differently than I did before I read this series. He still lights my fire! I still have eyes only for him. I don't lust for an Edward clone. I do however expect to be adored by my husband. I don't think that that is an unrealistic expectation. Edward and Bella adored each other. Why should I expect anything less for my marriage or for my children's marriages? And by the way, when I see my husband...he sparkles ;)

FYI:  I'm still resentful that Stephenie Meyer hasn't finished Midnight Sun which is Edward's story. BUT I'm still a fan of the series.

I'm counting this towards my Contentment Reading Challenge:


  1. I'm bummed that Stephanie Meyer never finished Midnight Sun either. Also, why hasn't she written anything else?! I had such great hope from her and all we got was Bree Tanner. Blech!

    Did you read The Host? I thought she was going to turn that one into a series at one point.

    1. I was reading on her website that she has been busy with all the movies that they have made of the books. They are starting to film for The Host in March I believe. It is supposed to come out next March. I could do without the movies and have some more books. ha! Yes, I read The Host, not as good as the Twilight series, but I did enjoy it. And yeah, Blech to Bree Tanner! What was up with that? Who needs a depressing book about a girl that we all know gets destroyed in the end? But of course I went out and bought it and read it because it was part of the series. I'm a glutton!