Well, more accurately, I'm trying to read Twilight. I feel like the last woman in America to read this book. I'm about 35 pages in, and I'm trying to stick it out. In my personal opinion, the writing is awful and the story is transparent so far. I'm struggling with the lack of richness in the language as I can't even create a good mental picture. Oh, and I dislike the main character so far too, she seems snobby and morose. I'm really not understanding why everyone loves this book. I'm going to attempt to finish it, as I put it on hold at the library about 18 months ago, and it's finally my turn. I'm glad that I was skeptical enough not to waste money buying it.
Lest you think I am just being a literary snob, I love Harry Potter. We all do. Daniel and the girls just finished all 7 books together. Their comprehension level and memory of each story is shockingly complete too. They read a chapter every night for the past 7 or 8 months to do the entire series. I love the depth of the alternate world she created, the development of the characters and plot, and the themes of love, sacrifice, and free will.
Okay, I'm going to at least finish the first book. That way, I can say that I gave it a chance. My apologies to those who think that it is sacrilege to not love the Twilight series.