Friday, March 20, 2009

Twilight Tendencies and Dark Shadows

I've got a confession to make...

In honor of the midnight release of the Twilight dvd, I am going to let the bat out of the coffin and fess up to something you may not know about me.

I love Vampire Chick Lit.

I can already hear some of your brains wrapping around the weirdness of me reading Vampire love stories. It's true...I love them.

I think the roots of my love began for me in my youth watching this show...



The vampire chick lit marathon started last year at the library. There was this super hottie with shades hiding in the dark recesses of the fiction area. I felt this weird vibe that he wanted to bite me. I tried to get away but he managed to pop up wherever I was headed! Finally, he captured me in the cookbook section (stop snorting, Chilly), tilted my head back, fangs popped out and then...

Ok, so I'm making that up. (hee hee hee) Actually, I was waiting for my kids to choose their books when the library lady plopped down a stack of books to put away. On top of the stack was "UnDead and UnWed" by MaryJanice Davidson. The cover looked cute. (I am a big believer in judging a book by it's cover.) I grabbed it (and the kids) and off we went. I started reading it that afternoon and was hooked on the story of Betsy Taylor from that moment on. (MaryJanice, in the very tiny chance that you may someday read my little bloggy, I just want to say I love you and WHEN IS THE NEXT UNDEAD BOOK COMING OUT???)


I read all the UnDead books over the summer and then came....Twilight. I was mush from the moment I began it. I read the whole series and couldn't wait to see the film. I wasn't able to see it at the theater so imagine how excited I am for midnight to arrive tonight! (I will NOT be in line at midnight! I will pick my copy up tomorrow morning! lol!)

Just recently, my sweet little sister got me hooked on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris which is now the HBO series "True Blood." I read every book and want more, Charlaine! Do you hear me? MORE!

So there you have it...I am a "sucker" for vampire chick lit (literature).

And listen Chilly, don't sit there and judge me...you know you love the old re-runs of "The Kindred." (Does anyone remember the names of the Vampire groups from this series?)

While we are on the subject of vampires, I have noticed that Catherine (my 6 yr old daughter) does have some very vampiric tendencies.....hmmm...

For instance, vampires are very beautiful creatures that like to dress elegantly and can sneak up on you very quietly. (that does sound like her...)

They also like to use Jedi mind tricks to convince you to do their bidding...(see how creepy this is getting?????)

They have superhuman strength (oh no...there was that time when Cat lifted up the end of her toddler bed to help me carry it...and she does like to lift my weights....uh...oh.....)

She also fries up like a lobster if she's near sunlight....yikes!

I guess I should have paid closer attention when at age 3 she would run around the house saying, "I suck your blood! I suck your blood!"

I better warn Connor....Cat has been wearing her shades during the day with alarming frequency...I'm off to fashion a necklace out of garlic cloves...Cat will be up soon.....

32 comments:

Cammie said...

I picked up that undead book. Have not read it yet though

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Oh man I love vampire books too!!!


Before all this hoopla with Twilight and such I began writing my own Vampire fiction haha
I was thinking of creating another blog to do it.. what do you think?

Me said...

I am putting the undead book on my "want to read list". If you liked it..its good enough for me!

P.S. Too cute..the whole post! You always makes me smile! And I like that!

devri said...

I love vampires, but I can't stand twilight.. Still friends?

mommaof4wife2r said...

i gotta tell you, i'm a big baby. i screamed in the theater with twilight in the opening scene. i can hardly handle any fright.

blognut said...

Yeah, you better keep an eye on her.

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL...just don't tell her where any of us live! I've never read the Twilight series...I'm starting to think I'm the only woman on the planet who hasn't. I just don't see the attraction but everyone tells me they are wonderful. I guess someday if I totally run out of things to read I might be forced to try them. But I'm holding out for as long as I can....I've seen the obsessions that develop...and I don't want to be one of the "undead" :)

Randi Troxell said...

i am such a loser... i still have not watched nor read the twilights! im so gonna get on that though!

Marie Reed said...

Anne Rice! Anne Rice! I'm not sure that you can convince me that any vamp movie can top interview with a vampire with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise!

Kristina P. said...

I was a die hard Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan. Joss Whedon was a genius.

NOT a Twilight fan.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a fun post - I dont have much interest in "vampire chick lit" LOL ... but I did watch Dark Shadows after school when I was a kid! I loved it. And, I definitely was into "Interview with a Vampire," "Lestat," etc. - before the series just wore me down and out.

I have to admit, I enjoy the series "True Blood" so much I started to read the first Sookie book. It wasn't my cup of tea at all. But I love what they're doing on the series!

Funny how different people like different TYPES of vampires LOL

The Blonde Duck said...

I always wanted to be Buffy. I'd probably be the villian in your books!

Seeker said...

Sorry...I do not share your addiction to these shows or books. What I do notice is your complete and utter devotion and enjoyment to them. And that is all that really matters... Right?

Seeker said...

Sorry...I do not share your addiction to these shows or books. What I do notice is your complete and utter devotion and enjoyment to them. And that is all that really matters... Right?

Debbie said...

That sounds like a fun hobby to me!

Jessica said...

Super cute blog! Im a blog stalker... hope you don't mind!
www.oneshetwoshe.blogspot.com

Grand Pooba said...

Oh I am right there wit ya! Love Sookie! Vampires are hotties!

Erin said...

I've never even heard of those other books. But it's cute to think how excited you are about them! Have fun tonight waiting in line for your dvd.

jenjen said...

Hi Dawn! You should have a Twilight party! We are throwing one together at the last minute. I sent you an email, but the cupcakes we are doing are red velvet so it will look like blood when you bite into them. Then the top is frosted white and has red marks that look like punctures. We are also have a Twilight trivia contest with prizes. And other food we are dong is: veggie tray (they are vegetarians), apple with caramel dip, popcorn with red hots and red licorice.

Have a fun weekend!

XOXO
Jen

Robyn Jones said...

I just knew there was something a little odd about you....(kidding....) My hubby thinks I am nuts...we are both avid readers, but I will grab a book just because I like what is on the cover...he would never think of doing that...

I had a really creepy vampire dream once..does that count? A dream within a dream...woke up seeing a vampire crawl in my window..and then I woke up again and it was the same light level as it was in the dream...creepy....MUAHAHAHAHAHA


(don't suppose it helped I was reading a vampire book when i went to sleep...)

LadyStyx said...

heh heh heh @ your section on Cat.

Yaya said...

That's a bit TOO MUCH vampire for me! Lol!

Although I am psyched for New Moon movie to come out!

Now if you turn George Clooney into a vampire...I'd be all up on that. ;)

Shauna said...

Where did Orlando Bloom go? He is so HOT! :)

blueviolet said...

Teach me the ways because I must not be reading the right series. I just don't like them.

Ann On and On... said...

If it's Vampires you like vs. Harlequin Romance...your safe. My entire family read the series. (Twilight) It was fun to have my sisters reading the same books as my nieces.

I wish I lived near you...I would (invite myself over) bring over some liquids, popcorn and chocolate to watch the movie. I didn't see it either. I look forward to your review. Hope the necklace is working.....

*Great post!

Kirsty said...

Ooooh I wanna read some of the other vamipre chick lit books! I LOVED Twilight (along with most of the universe LOL) Might have to give some of your suggestions a try!
(You asked on my blog what a GHD is? Its just s really really good hair straightening iron. Really good. I LOVE it!)

Jenners said...

So I was actually trying to comment on your hot elf post and the fact that you decorate your Christmas tree for the holidays but Blogger is being a bastard and I couldn't find the post to comment on. I wonder if that is why I have no comments today -- I think things may be messed up on Blogger or something.

Anyway, PopTart and baloney sandwiches sound like the most disgusting thing in the world.

This is the most non-comment comment ever. Oh well -- I'm tired and cranky.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I knew we were totally connected I read the undead series about a year ago, totally loved them!

You my dear crack me up and I love it. our Library is doing a huge Twilight thing tomorrow. Can't wait to pick up the movie, the books were amazing.

Love ya my vamp girl!

Debra said...

OMG! Now I REALLY know why I love you! You have good taste! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Undead series by Mary Janice Davidson! The are the best books ever. I have some other vampire funny chick books too. I will have to hunt them down and send them to you!

LORI said...

THANKS FOR THE BOOK IDEAS! I JUST FINISHED THE ONE I WAS ON, NOT THAT I'LL HAVE MUCH TIME WITH SCHOOL STARTING AGAIN, BUT A GIRL CAN DREAM, CAN'T SHE??!

Natalie said...

Not a vamp fan -- but I love to read -- and that's one of the reasons, because there is so much out there, you know?

Andrea said...

I've always been into Vamp chick lit, too. I'll have to check out that book. And I am obsessed with True Blood! Seriously...

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