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So, I stopped by Kroger Wed Night to get some drinks for Game Night and saw this and had to take a pic.

I would say Kroger failed, or else, we're all in a heap of trouble.

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Wow, I must be completely out of touch with reality.
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We all know what you do on the weekend.
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I don't get it.

Am I supposed to know what some of those books are? The only one whose title I can read is the Barbara Walters book, and sure, she might write non-fiction.
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I don't get it.

Am I supposed to know what some of those books are? The only one whose title I can read is the Barbara Walters book, and sure, she might wrong non-fiction.


Most of the books on the table are from the absolutely horrible. pre-teen girl porn vampire series Twilight.

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pre-teen girl porn


Well, those are words you'd rather not see together.
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Kafka wrote:
pre-teen girl porn


Well, those are words you'd rather not see together.


Well, how would YOU describe these books?
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wmshub wrote:
Am I supposed to know what some of those books are?

Thanks for asking about this. I was unaware of the Twilight series and had to check it out on Wikipedia after Jeff identified it.

So does everyone think this series is utter crap? The fact that it's insanely popular doesn't necessarily impress me. But it's being compared to the Harry Potter books, which sounds like a strong point in its favor. Somehow I managed to miss what appears to be a publishing phenomenon (I was slow to pick up on the Potter series as well) and, while I have no intention of reading any of them, I'm curious if the books have any fans here (or at least people who don't spit at the mention of them).
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Larry Levy wrote:
So does everyone think this series is utter crap?
Unlike the Harry Potter series, the writing in the Twilight series is TERRIBLE. But the story has undeniable appeal for those who are (or ever were) average-to-the-point-of-invisibility teenage girls dreaming of being inexplicably lusted after by a brooding, gorgeous, powerful male.
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MamaRat wrote:
Larry Levy wrote:
So does everyone think this series is utter crap?
Unlike the Harry Potter series, the writing in the Twilight series is TERRIBLE. But the story has undeniable appeal for those who are (or ever were) average-to-the-point-of-invisibility teenage girls dreaming of being inexplicably lusted after by a brooding, gorgeous, powerful male.


HELLS YEAH! Where do I sign up?
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Larry Levy wrote:

So does everyone think this series is utter crap?


The movie was mildly entertaining. blush
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MamaRat wrote:
Larry Levy wrote:
So does everyone think this series is utter crap?
Unlike the Harry Potter series, the writing in the Twilight series is TERRIBLE. But the story has undeniable appeal for those who are (or ever were) average-to-the-point-of-invisibility teenage girls dreaming of being inexplicably lusted after by a brooding, gorgeous, powerful male.


+1, if your interested in romantic vampire stories, go for Anne Rice instead.
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Kafka wrote:
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pre-teen girl porn


Well, those are words you'd rather not see together.


Well, how would YOU describe these books? :)


Well Jeff, I suspect you haven't actually read the books.

If you had, you would NOT have used the word porn or pre-teen. The heroine is 17 years old in the first book. There is no sex to speak of in the first 3 books at all. Lust, feelings, sensuality sure, but never explicit in any way.

The 4th book has sex. Again, not explicit at all.

The series is Teen to Young Adult fiction. It is NOT intended for girls or pre-teens. However, I wouldn't be surprised that 17-year-old girls and older would probably find the books (and sex) tame.

I read all four. Entertaining, engaging, annoying, all at once!! It is not the worst thing I've read, not by a long shot.
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Actually, we all do: http://news.aol.com/article/humans-glow/584160
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MamaRat wrote:
But the story has undeniable appeal for those who are (or ever were) average-to-the-point-of-invisibility teenage girls dreaming of being inexplicably lusted after by a brooding, gorgeous, powerful male.


Definitely a girl thing, 'cause that right there sounds like the very definition of a day gone horribly, horribly wrong to me. gulp
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Larry Levy wrote:

So does everyone think this series is utter crap? The fact that it's insanely popular doesn't necessarily impress me. But it's being compared to the Harry Potter books, which sounds like a strong point in its favor. Somehow I managed to miss what appears to be a publishing phenomenon (I was slow to pick up on the Potter series as well) and, while I have no intention of reading any of them, I'm curious if the books have any fans here (or at least people who don't spit at the mention of them).


Dang Larry, you are slow! This series has been in everyone's face for a while.

I'll just admit it now - I couldn't put down the books once I started reading them. I'd call them a guilty pleasure. Maybe it's my gender; I dunno. My two teenage boys liked them as well although they'd rather die than admit it in public. Actually, my 16 yr. old found out that it gave him cred with the girls because he could talk about it with them. They all thought he was a "sensitive" guy and that was cool. Ed, though (husband) has adamantly refused to have anything to do with them.

I'm a librarian and these book are constantly checked out. It's not just girls, either. A surprising number of adult women and teen/preteen boys are reading them too.

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Like Susan, I couldn't put them down, either. Of course, with the first one I was on an eleven-hour car trip and it was either that or look out the window. But the girls at my son's middle school LOVE the series. To death.
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MWChapel wrote:
Larry Levy wrote:

So does everyone think this series is utter crap?


The movie was mildly entertaining. blush


I have never heard a sound like the excited chatter of all those girls when the theaters let out after the midnight premiere.
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EgorjLileli wrote:
Kafka wrote:
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pre-teen girl porn


Well, those are words you'd rather not see together.


Well, how would YOU describe these books?


Well Jeff, I suspect you haven't actually read the books.

If you had, you would NOT have used the word porn or pre-teen. The heroine is 17 years old in the first book. There is no sex to speak of in the first 3 books at all. Lust, feelings, sensuality sure, but never explicit in any way.

The 4th book has sex. Again, not explicit at all.

The series is Teen to Young Adult fiction. It is NOT intended for girls or pre-teens. However, I wouldn't be surprised that 17-year-old girls and older would probably find the books (and sex) tame.

I read all four. Entertaining, engaging, annoying, all at once!! It is not the worst thing I've read, not by a long shot.


I read the first three chapters of the first book just to see what the fuss was a bout. I did the same with the Harry Potter books but I was actually able to finish the first Potter book because it was fairly well written. Twilight is unreadable. My opinion of course and I am admittedly very picky about books, especially fantasy and science fiction. There are hundreds of years of literature in the world, some of it masterpieces. Why waste time on something that is, to me, so terribly written? Even if I just want something light and mindless there are so many better choices. Again, my opinions only.

As to the porn reference. I wasn't really trying to imply that the books were full of sex and actual pornography. The term has come to be a throw away term for pretty much anything that is read, watched, experienced, etc. for titillation and/or sexual (even mild) excitement. My referencing pre-teens was not intended to imply that the books were about pre-teens but rather for pre-teens.

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Whatever you may or may not think about the books. I think we can all agree that they are most definitely fiction

I read it some too, but I had to stop as well because of the pisspoor writing. I thought I was watching an episode of the Gilmore Girls. I can't remember what chapter I was on but Bella was riding on Edward's back as he was running through the forest.
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