Monday, December 28, 2009
January's book discussion is on The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, which is a series by Heather Brewer. These books came recommended to us by a reader, and I can tell you right now that I am not disappointed by them!
The order of the series is pretty easy, as it follows Vlad's years in school:
1. Eighth Grade Bites
2. Ninth Grade Slays
3. Tenth Grade Bleeds
We'll be having our in-person discussion of books at the Tecumseh Branch Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, on January 7th at 3:30 p.m. You don't have to wait 'til then to voice your opinion, though! Join in the discussion right now by posting a comment below.
For more info about Heather Brewer and The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, check out her website HERE.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Score one for the Team Jacob people, because Saturday Night Live announced last night that our own Jacob--Taylor Lautner will host SNL with musical talent Bon Jovi! The episode airs next Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., eastern time.
Speculation has already swirled about whether Lautner will attempt a payback on Taylor Swift's Twilight spoof, "Firelight", which aired on November 7, when Swift hosted the show (see the video short below). Both Taylors have been silent about their status as a couple, but Swift did make a comment in song during her monologue on the show saying, "If you're wondering if I might be dating the werewolf from Twilight...(blows kiss, whispers, 'Hi Taylor!, and winks...I'm not gonna comment on that in my monologue~".
Friday, November 27, 2009
OK...New Moon has been out for a week. If you're like me, you had to see it opening weekend, if not the very first showing at 12:01 Friday morning. It's time to share your thoughts. Did the movie follow the plot of the book? Was it everything you expected it to be? How did you like the wolf pack? Did you think Edward was in the movie enough? How much screaming was going on during the time you saw it? Did anyone switch over from Team Edward to Team Jacob after this one because I was tempted. Did you think the ending, borrowing from third book was OK?
*For those of you who haven't seen the movie, be warned: These comments contain spoilers!
Monday, November 23, 2009
November's book discussion is Thirst by Christopher Pike. It's actually three books in one volume. These books were written by Pike starting with the first story, The Last Vampire in 1994. The series of books contained six titles, and the remaining three books will be included in Thirst: Volume 2.
We will be discussing Thirst at our monthly meeting on December 3rd at the Tecumseh Branch Library at 3:30p.m. You are welcome to join us! If you can't make it, please read along with us and comment on the post that I'll place here on December 1st.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Bella's Book Club members weighed in on the Team Jacob vs. Team Edward debate in today's Journal Gazette (Sunday, November 15). Read the article to hear their expert opinions on the topic. Check out the article at the Journal Gazette here!
Many thanks to JG reporter Emma Downs for a great discussion and a flattering article.
And, BBC teens in the article: Great job at expressing your opinions. I'm so proud of you!
We are only days away from the New Moon premiere, so let's have a grudge match for old time's sake! Yes, we know how the story ends, but let's take ourselves back to the end of New Moon. Should Bella take Edward back? Should she explore the new relationship with Jacob? Who really is better for Bella--vampire or werewolf? Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Jacob or Edward? Weigh in on this grudge match below by clicking on "comments".
LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Two things to set your DVR or VCR for!
First, Stephenie Meyer will appear on Oprah tomorrow, Friday, November 13. This will be the ONLY interview that Meyer will do about her thoughts on the New Moon film.
On Monday evening, MTV will show back to back specials about The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Looks like everyone's in full gear for the movie premiere next week!
Am I the only one who finds this a little disturbing?
more about "Kristen Stewart Can't Distinguish Her...", posted with vodpod
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Emmett, you are such a big goof! Jasper, stop it with the staring...it creeps everyone out.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Hi everyone! If you didn't see it in Sunday's Journal Gazette, I was interviewed about vampire fiction on the opinions page as this week's "Five Questions" person. I mentioned several of the books that you have put on the "Bella Recommends" list, and our site was mentioned in the article.
You can read the interview here at the Journal Gazette website.
Also, the above picture is NOT the newspaper that I was featured in. Just a funny picture that I had! :-D
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Our book to read for the November discussion is Vivian Vande Velde's Companions of the Night. First published in 1995, Companions takes place in the span of a few short days, and follows the story of 16-year-old Kerry Nowicki. Kerry saves the life of a handsome, but mysterious young man named Ethan Bryne.
In-person discussion will take place at the Tecumseh Branch Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA) on November 5th at 3:30 pm.
Online discussion starts NOW! Post your comments below...
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Here's a preview from the magazine:
Director Chris Weitz on the mood of New Moon: “Twilight is about first love; New Moon is about heartbreak. That requires the actors to go to some very dark places. There is more Edward in the film. Viewers will see him more often than Bella sees him in the book.”
Taylor on representing Team Jacob: “I get nervous trying to represent Team Jacob in the right way. This guy [Robert] is some pretty good competition. The fans would love anybody who played Jacob. I’m just lucky to be the one who got the chance.”
Robert on playing god-like Edward Cullen: “When I read Twilight, and there are these moony descriptions of Edward as a godlike figure, I thought there was no way I could play him. But when I got in the room with Kristen, there was a certain chemistry. She’s basically the reason I did the movie.”
Ashley on the Twi-fans: “Kellan Lutz and I look at each other and go, ‘What is going on? This is so insane!’ It’s very different from anything that I’ve experienced. But the fans are so passionate. Seriously, this is the coolest job in the world with the best fans.”
Kellan on Breaking Dawn: “We’re all crossing our fingers, and we all want to finish the series. And we want Stephenie [Meyer] to write more books if she could!”
The New Moon special edition of People hits stands THIS Friday, October 16 and you can even get a $1 off! Just log onto People.com and print out this coupon!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Check out these lyrics:
"I'm a satellite heart/lost in the dark/I've spun out so far/You stop, I'll start/but I'll be true to you/no matter what you do."
Yep, sounds like Bella to me...
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Click HERE to go to the site and read the first chapter!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
MTV has an exclusive preview of pages from the new Stephenie Meyer comic book. It's called,
"Female Force: Stephenie Meyer" and will be available in two different versions: a standard comic and a limited-run, 32-page version featuring an illustrated history of Forks. The comics will hit stores in November.
Click HERE to see the preview pages on MTV.com.
Monday, September 21, 2009
* DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE — MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX
* BAND OF SKULLS — FRIENDS
* THOM YORKE — HEARING DAMAGE
* LYKKE LI — POSSIBILITY
* THE KILLERS — A WHITE DEMON LOVE SONG
* ANYA MARINA — SATELLITE HEART
* MUSE — I BELONG TO YOU (NEW MOON)
* BON IVER & ST. VINCENT — ROSYLN
* BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB — DONE ALL WRONG
* HURRICANE BELLS — MONSTERS
* SEA WOLF — THE VIOLET HOUR
* OK GO — SHOOTING THE MOON
* GRIZZLY BEAR — SLOW LIFE
* EDITORS — NO SOUND BUT THE WIND
* ALEXANDRE DESPLAT — NEW MOON (THE MEADOW)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The pompadour hairdo and that "troubled" look...The classic black shirt...
Not to mention the ourdoor dance...
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Let's dish! Comment by clicking on "Comments" below...
By 7:30, there was a line at the door to get in!
We talked about vampire books, and got ideas for more great reads!
We snacked on cookies, chips, popcorn and punch.
The bean bag chairs were the most popular spot to watch from.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
If you want to share the moment with other vamp fans, come to our Vampire Diaries Premiere Party this Thursday night, September 10th, at 7:30!!! We'll have snacks and pop, and we'll watch Elena and friends on the big flat screen.
You are invited!!!
Here's a preview:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I love this one. Check out the very last scene...
Stefan: I'm Stefan.
Elena: I know, we have history together.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Unfortunately, for all those who sent in their pictures and links to be cast as the lone female wolf in the pack, Leah Clearwater has been chosen. It's actress and Gap model Julia Jones. Jones has appeared in the films Hell Ride and California Indian, as well as playing Dr. Kaya Montoya in 4 episodes of NBC's ER.
In other news, Leah's little brother has also been cast. Up and coming teen actor BooBoo Stewart will play the youngest in the wolf pack. Stewart is best known for a role in 2006's The Conrad Boys, and in a wild coincidence, has also appeared in an episode of ER--in 2005 as a Power Ranger!
Finally, former child actor, Jodelle Ferland will play Bree, the newborn vampire that meets a grisly end.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
An exclusive video was aired in Florida about the progress of the parks that are to be opened in 2010. They're in two parts below for your viewing pleasure!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tomorrow is T-shirt day! Don't forget to bring your t-shirts or something to put an iron-on transfer on.
Black is more vampire-ish, but any color will do. Alice says to bring something black!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Long time rumors were confirmed that 30 Days of Night director David Slade will be the director for Eclipse. Also, it was revealed that there is a casting call out for three characters: Riley, and the Clearwater sibs, Leah and Seth. It was also revealed that shooting for the film will take place in Vancouver from August 17 through October 31 (I guess many of the cast will be vampires for Halloween!).
And finally, we have a new cast member to announce: Xavier Samuel (pictured above) has been cast in the role of Riley. Riley was the vamp from Victoria's army who have targeted Bella. He should have a juicy role in what we hope will be an awesome fight scene between Riley and Edward.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
July's discussion was on the Mortal Instruments series of books by Cassandra Clare. If you want to read them, start with the first book, City of Bones. I think we all agreed at the Bella's Book Club meeting that this series was a really good one. The books keep you going, with it's thrilling ups and downs.
Here's some comments that I picked up from the discussion. Feel free to post your own comments below.
"There were a lot of surprises in this book and I didn't see things coming!"
"We know that the City of Bones is a reference to the place that the Silent Brothers live, and we know that the City of Glass is Alicante, but what is the City of Ashes?"
"I was really mad at the ending [of City of Bones] to find out that [two unnamed characters] can't be boyfriend and girlfriend!"
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Instead, we have chosen Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn, Girl vs. Evil series. There are three books in the series, which is really quite good. Start with Maggie's high school book, Prom Dates from Hell. Maggie Quinn is a fun, multi-dimensional character who really becomes your best friend on each book's adventure. The books are spiced with supernatural suspense, laced with romance, and sprinkled with humor. Enjoy them!
The Maggie Quinn series, in order:
1. Prom Dates from Hell
2. Hell Week
3. Highway to Hell