Blog Posts Tagged ‘Twilight’

the deed

February 3rd, 2010

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS FOR SHIVER AND IF I STAY. So, I finally got around to reading Maggie Stiefvater’s wonderful, amazing book Shiver. What the hell took me so long? Maybe it was all the haters saying it was like Twilight, only with werewolves, when it was so nothing like Twilight, which, btw, has […]

team edward, team jacob, team ehh

November 20th, 2009

Here is why I loved the movie Twilight. I am old. Not old as in Edward-Cullen old. Or even old as in grandmother-that-Bella-dreams-herself-as-in-the-opening-scenes-of New Moon old. I’ll be 40 next year, and 40 is the new 2o and yadda yadda, but as far as my readers are concerned, and my own kids, I’m old. But […]

why hollywood is full of dumbasses and why catherine hardwicke is not one of them

November 14th, 2009

So, I was just reading this very interesting piece in Time magazine about Twilight. If you don’t know about the  road that the book has traveled, from modest dream of Mormon housewife to cultural phenomenon, it’s a fascinating read. Me, I’m a little obsessed with things like these, so I knew most of the backstory. […]

it’s all been done before

July 28th, 2009

So, you’ll forgive the silence but in addition to the whole new-kid, maternity-leave thing, I’ve been kind of obsessed with this new thing that everyone else has been into for ages. Yes, I’m late to the party again, but such is me. But now I’m deeply addicted to this love story. It’s about a girl […]

some useless pieces of writerly advice

July 18th, 2009

I’ve been getting a bunch of emails and Facebook and MySpace messages lately asking me about the writing process. Maybe one of these days, I will get it together enough to post an FAQ on my web site like some writers do (and I love reading those and peering into other people’s processes). But for […]

are they serious?

June 9th, 2009

Okay, I love Entertainment Weekly and there is no such thing as bad press, but really, first the review of the book basically slams If I Stay for not being enough like Twilight when no one but EW (okay and The Daily Beast) ever said it was anything like the Vampiric love saga. Now, a […]

so lazy

April 30th, 2009

I am a scourge of suckage lately when it comes to blogging. I am sorry. I am a little tired of writing about myself and the book but also feel weird about writing about my kid and have grand plans to write about other bloggers and do lots of linking but that takes time and […]

it was bound to happen

April 15th, 2009

A bad review. A few months ago I wrote about my iffy relationship with reviewers. Since then I had to eat those words as reviewers bestowed If I Stay with the kind of praise I could only dream of. Even today, I got my 5th starred review from School Library Journal (I’ll post that tomorrow). […]

newbie in hollywood part 1-surviving the death star

April 14th, 2009

Yesterday I hung out with my friend Deanna Kizis, who was my BFF going back to 7th grade and a dedicated Angeleneo and one of the hippest, glammest people I know and is a great journalist, novelist and is on her way to becoming a huge screenwriter (she “takes meetings” constantly”)  and  before she got […]

the twilight effect?

March 30th, 2009

I’m not sure whether I’m flattered, amused, annoyed or a little bit of all three. When people first started comparing If I Stay to Twilight, I think it was pretty much magical thinking, in that the publishers, movie execs, and, let’s be honest, me, all hoped that it might have one-zillionth the impact of Stephenie […]