DAY 24. – Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like/liked
Wait a minute.. hold up just one second.. Didn’t I already do this?! Right in the beginning of the challenge there was a day that was about a guilty pleasures book. Isn’t that the same thing? Isn’t a guilty pleasure something that you enjoy reading but that you’re ashamed to admit that you really liked it?
Okay, fine. I’ll repress my feeling of deja-vu and embarrass myself again.
I admit that when I first read this book, I enjoyed it. Even more so; I enjoyed it so much that I ordered the rest of the series and devoured it. Then, I started on fanfiction. Don’t get me wrong; I didn’t have posters in my room or t-shirts that said Team Edward or Team Jacob. I just enjoyed reading them.
So.. I confess.. I am embarrassed to say that I enjoyed reading Twilight. But not really. Sure, it’s shitty writing (sorry fans) and there’s loads of psychological fuckery going on in those books but whatever. I’m not going to be embarrassed by my choice to read these books and liking them when I did.
Truth is, I read Twilight when I was seriously romance deprived and in my deprived state I didn’t immediately recognize all that was wrong with it. This goes for both the bad writing and the abusive relationships in the book. I was just blinded by the ‘true love’.
Anyway, I came to my senses when I discovered Reasoning with Vampires, a tumblr which dissects the twilight series sentence for sentence, pointing out all that is wrong with it, both in grammar and in psychological fuckery. I then started to really see it for what it was; Bad. Bad books, bad writing, bad relationship. Bad bad bad. I feel like a sheep. Baaaaahd.
I think what I liked most about the Twilight books is that it got me to discover fanfiction. Even if it’s based on Twilight, there’s still some good stuff out there. No, I’m not referring to 50 Shades of Abusive. If any of you know any good Harry Potter fanfiction or Dresden Files Fanfiction, please let me know?! Kay? Kay.
Ehm.. so yea.. No offense to Stephenie Meyer or EL James. Both have enough fans to keep them going, they don’t need me. Also no offence to you if you do like Twilight and 50 Shades; I read them, I see what’s appealing. It’s just not for me anymore. I’ve moved on.