Monday, November 28, 2011

Twilight - The Books or the Movies

When it comes to the Twilight books and movies I have a hard time choosing which one I consider my favorite.  As a Team Jacob fan I have to admit that you don't really feel how incredibly beautiful he is in the books but on the screen he just screams sex appeal.  Sorry Team Edward fans, I can't help who I find attractive.  In the books, it was easy to find myself drawn into another place and time even if that place was Forks, Washington which actually does exist.  With the movies I tend to find myself drawn more to the features of the characters, okay and yes I admit it waiting for Jacob to remove his shirt because holy sin that boy should never wear a shirt.

I've read the entire Twilight series close to forty times now, and have to admit I've only seen the movies on DVD twice, each.  So if I go by that analogy it's pretty obvious that the books really held the appeal for me and still do to this day.  Heck I have a copy of Breaking Dawn in my bathroom so it's the first thing I read when I need a little "private time".  I can't even put my finger on what truly draws me into the series by Meyer, but it certainly has held my attention for years.  

As a mom of five kids, hangs my head guiltily, Jacob is young enough to be one of my children.  I remember watching him on Shark Boy and Lava Girl for goodness sake.  There's something inherently wrong about thinking a young man is beautiful when your daughter is head over heels for him, even if he is famous!  It's just one of those things I have to live with because there just is no doubt that Taylor Lautner reaches across all generations as far as universal sex appeal.  

I do believe I've lost focus on the question I was trying to answer.  Honestly can you blame me, or have you not seen Jacob recently!  On a serious note the movies, while they are beautiful to watch and bring the words of the books to life, cannot hold a candle to the way Meyers portrayed the characters in her books.  I think these books will remain in my library as long as I still have the ability to read.  What are your thoughts?  Do you find yourself surrendering to the beauty of the books or the Twilight movies?  I'd love to know.

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