i’ve recently picked up an obsession on a particular young adult fiction series known as the twilight saga… basically i just spotted the movie billboard at lido a couple of weeks back after watching ‘burn after reading’ and was curious to know wat the story was… since the poster showed unnaturally pale skinned characters that looked really like vampires (and since i love the movie ‘interview with the vampire’) i stood in front of it for a bit wondering wat it was all about… then i saw the line ‘based on the novel by…’ and decided to go to kinokuniya to check out the book…

what i didn’t know was that the twilight saga was placed almost in the same status as the harry potter series… which explained the STACKS of books on the kino store floor… the stacks were almost up to my shoulder! in any case i only bought the first book in the series because i’ve no idea whether the story was good enough for me to buy the other three (plus i’ve no idea it was a series)…

and i got hooked (super hooked is more appropriate) on the first book so much that i got my sis to go out to kino and buy the entire series (new moon, eclipse, breaking dawn) back for me to read… which i subsequently devoured (yes…) in two days… okay i cheated.. skipped a few bits where it wasn’t as nice and just ‘speed’ read my way thru the entire series… and to be honest… i’ve no idea why i’m so obsessed over the books… i just AM…

of coz i had to do a bit of googling to find out more about the movie… afterall it was the only reason why i would know about the book… and to my great surprise i discovered that robert pattinson, who played cedric diggory in harry potter, is the main vampire character edward!! and that the movie will be released on nov 21 but it will only reach singapore screens on dec 18… =/ sucks…

then being in this obsession.. it just meant that i was basically diggiing up all sorts of info about the movie – including the soundtrack… was quite surprised to see that there actually was an excitement over what would be in the soundtrack… which made me discover a new bunch of songs as well… the first single off the OST is titled ‘decode’ by paramore – they’re quite hot in usa at the moment… and i absolutely love the song, it sounds really rockish and alternative (yes i’m totally influenced after playing rockband and guitar heroes)… plus i really love the red hair on the lead singer (haley williams)!! incidentally she will be the first girl to be featured as a character in GHWT! ahhaha…

not only that… i was even MORE surprised when i found out that a few of my colleagues were reading the twilight saga as well! hahaha this kinda made me feel less weird coz they were more or less older than me to be crazy about young adult fiction but they really like the books as well…

since i got the books i’ve read them over and over again a million times (my youngest sis just rolls her eyes at me nowadays… she says the story’s typical and so i’m goin to drag her to the movie wif me… LOL) and after taking a critical eye to the series… i must say there are bits in the story where the writing leaves much to be desired… the author seems to skim over and you don’t get a full picture in your head… or the way certain elements is described leaves you bewildered and you’re not too sure how to imagine that as well… and i must say… the romance bit is really good… but the action bits could be better… lol

unlike harry potter where EVERYTHING is described till you can literally see it in your head exactly as jk rowling wants you to… you get more room to play around wif the scenarios, settings etc in the twilight saga… so perhaps this is why it’s so addictive… u can read and re-read the books over and over again, each time gaining more and more perspective and details in your head about the story and setting… hrmmm…

anyway right now i do have a few other items that is keeping me occupied:
- GHWT: will be arriving tomorrow!! excitingggggggg… can’t wait!
- Rhythm Tengoku (DS version): touch screen play… rhythm… and the feeling that i’m useless!! hahaha but it’s really fun and challenging… =P