Team Edward

So I’m a 15-year-old stuck in a 30-something-year-old body. Sue me.

I was introduced to the Twilight books when they first came out and could care less about them because they were about vampires. And I don’t do vampires.

But my friend Heather insisted that I read the books and overlook the “vampire-ness” of it all because she knows I’m a SUCKER (ha!) for a good romance. Heather and I are both creative, love the same movies and are infatuated with Johnny Depp, so I decided that she could be trusted.

I read the first book in two days. And the next three followed in 10 days. And I convinced my sister to read them too. And she’s OLDER than ME!!!

Even though I try to live my life publically on, I resisted the urge to create a post on how excited I am about the new movie coming out this weekend. I didn’t want to step up on another soap box and defend myself like I did to numerous concerned friends and family members after posting my High School Musical 3: Senior Year thoughts. I was afraid that I would come home one day with all my friends on my couch ready to conduct an intervention where they make me to take a good hard look at the date on my driver’s license, force me to watch some grown-up Oscar movie like There Will Be Blood and then make me remove Gossip Girl from my DVR playlist.

Then I received an amazing, heart-felt email from IHGB reader Brittany:

“I love your website and it is the sole reason for me watching the Bachelor anymore! I also love musicals and tween pop culture. So, I was wondering why you haven’t mentioned Twilight??? It is the BEST book. If it wasn’t a sin I would admit that I like it more than Harry Potter, but I wouldn’t dare say that out loud. If you haven’t read it you need to and then talk about it!”

I’m going to assume Brittany is a 30-something-year-old too and embrace my opportunity to get pumped about seeing this dude 80 feet high in the air…

And if there is any doubt, I’m on TEAM EDWARD and will be wearing this shirt Heather designed on opening night:

I want to hear from you in the comment section. Team Edward? Or Team Jacob?

(If you are interested in other Twilight t-shirts, visit Heather’s site.)

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November 19, 2008 1:25 pm

Lincee! Words cannot describe how pleased I am that my absolute favorite blogger, YOU, have developed an attachment to Edward and all things Twilight. What I wouldn’t have given to have gotten to chat with you about the books as devoured them, which I did as well. I have no shame about the fact that I am completely outside of the Twilight demographic 🙂 TEAM EDWARD all the way, baby! I know you get approximately thousands of comments, but I’d love it if you checked out my blog. I’m just starting to write a few recaps myself, and I often… Read more »

November 19, 2008 1:41 pm

Oh Lincee, thank you for fessing up to the love of Twilight! I have to say that when I first read the books — all in one sitting that lasted for about five days — my kids ate cereal three meals a day and the laundry and dishes piled up around me. Every time my husband sees me reading, I have to tell him “I’m not finished yet” instead of admitting to him that I am reading them over and over. My ticket to the movie has been bought, and I have planned to go in the middle of the… Read more »

November 19, 2008 1:44 pm

Hey, I’m 32 and in the same boat! I’m going to a Thursday Midnight showing of the movie, and I’ll be (proudly) wearing a shirt that says Cold Hands Are Hot!

November 19, 2008 1:45 pm

Oh — and of course . . . Team Edward!!

November 19, 2008 1:53 pm

I have the book at home, and am planning on reading it this weekend. I just KNOW I’m going to become addicted, and have been putting it off since I have eight hundred other things I should be doing. Bah! I am such a sucker!

November 19, 2008 1:57 pm

TEAM EDWARD! So glad you admitted to your obsession. I too ignored my friends at first who told me to read this because I thought it would be too sci-fi. Thank goodness I did! And I know I’m too old for this but I do have tickets to the midnight showing… 🙂

November 19, 2008 2:35 pm

I caved after my 13 year old babysitter finally convinced me that these were the most awesome books ever. I am only on the second book, but I am on team Edward. I love him and will be VERY disappointed if the actor playing him in the movie does not live up to my standards:).

November 19, 2008 2:39 pm

There are no words to describe how excited I am about seeing Twilight this weekend!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the books (the first and third ones are my favorite) and I most definitely am on Team Edward. *Sigh*

November 19, 2008 2:42 pm

Team EDWARD! I just started the third book on Monday. I read the first two weeks ago, and got 2 and 3 and bday gifts Saturday night. I finished 2 on Sunday! I was addicted within the first few minutes. I don’t know what I am going to do when I finish 4.

November 19, 2008 2:49 pm

I am soooo Team Edward!! I loved the Twilight saga and have recommended it to many of my clients, (I am a hairstylist) and friends. Can’t wait for the movie this weekend! oh, and I’m 47 years old!! Go Team Edward…and yes, bite me too please!

November 19, 2008 2:59 pm

ha ha! My YL gals think this book is and I quote “sooo sexy”. They were reading them all summer and bringing them to campaigners instead of their bibles. They wanted me to go to the movie with them and I had to tell them I’m sure the movie will just be tooooo sexy for me. They loved that! Have fun at the movies friend:)

November 19, 2008 3:12 pm

Oh my God. Just when I think I couldn’t love you more, you go and do something like this.
By the way, TEAM EDWARD!

November 19, 2008 3:46 pm

This was my first time checking out your blog and I will tell you, I WILL be coming back for more. I don’t necessarily believe that there is anything wrong with the grown women (like myself) who are border line obsessed with Edward. Contrarily, I believe that there is something VERY wrong with ANY woman who is not enraptured by the enigma that is Edward Cullen.

November 19, 2008 3:54 pm

I am 41, just finished Twilight and am hooked. I wasn’t sure about Robert Stinson (?) for the lead but the more I see the pictures, the more I am convinced. I am working on getting the rest of the books from the comfort of my home. I don’t know enough to be Team Edward or Team Jacob. I say – keep the discussions going on this. You will find more “cougars” out there interested in this young Edward 🙂

November 19, 2008 4:14 pm

Team Edward here! So glad you posted about this. We are going to the midnight showing tomorrow(HOLY CRAP IT’S TOMORROW!!!!) night! Can’t wait.

Funny story. So I can’t get enough of twilight. I like reading twilight fanfic too. So I was reading a story the other day, my son who is 3 was doing something he shouldn’t have been doing, I went to tell him off and instead of saying his name I said “EDWARD! I mean Kamron!” haha

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