Hi guys! First of all, I am really sorry that I haven’t been active this last week and I missed posting a book discussion last Wednesday. It’s just that things have been really busy in college lately and I haven’t read any book since last week! Can you believe it? Last week! I am ashamed of myself. 😦 But the thing is, I have been in a horrible reading slump and I haven’t been able to pick up any book. I am really, really sorry guys. Can someone suggest me a book that can help me get out of this reading slump? Please give you suggestions in the comments. I need it. Badly.
As I haven’t been active here, I missed our 50 followers notification!! 50 FOLLOWERS!!!! It feels a lot to me because I didn’t think 10 people would be interested in reading what I have to say let alone 50!!!!So, I just wanted to thank each and every one of you! Thank you for reading my posts and liking them and commenting on them and interacting with me and just EVERYTHING! It means a lot to all of us and we appreciate each and every one of you! You people encourage us to write more and more great articles. And obviously, to read more and more books. So, thank you for spending a little bit of your time on our posts. We love each and every one of you.
Now, for the rant part. On Tuesday, I suddenly got the news on Twitter than there is going to be a new gender bended story of Twilight, i.e., every male character in Twilight will be female and every female character will be male. As a result, the story would play out in a different way. It’s named Life and Death: Twilight Re-imagined. Now, the news sparked a lot of extreme feelings. The extreme reactions that I saw on Twitter is something that encouraged this post. As a person who appreciates Twilight, I wanted to say some things. I really don’t want to offend anyone. I just wanted to put my views out there in the world. So, here’s what I think.
Twilight has played a great role in my life as a reader. I started reading again because of Twilight. It got me into reading and gave me a hobby that I will cherish forever. After Twilight, I started reading too many books just to fill the hole it left in my life. Gradually, I began discovering so many great stories. So, I will forever be grateful to it. Many people have many diverse opinions about Twilight. I am not saying that the story is flawless and perfect or anything like that. I am just saying that it is a very addictive and interesting story despite its flaws. Sometimes, I feel like it has become a trend to hate on Twilight. It has become very cool to hate on it. I am not a great fan of the movies and I think the movies contributed to this hate. Whenever people tell me that they hate Twilight, the first question I ask is whether they have read the book. The answer in 90% of those scenarios is NO. I always urge people to just give the book a chance and then make up their minds about it. How can you hate on something without having at least a little knowledge about it? I will never understand.
Now for the book Life and Death: Twilight Re-imagined. The day after this book was announced, our local newspaper published an article on why Stephenie Meyer should inflict more of this terrible thing in this world. This extreme article got me thinking, how many people actually think like that and would not even give this book a chance before starting to hate it. Thinking about this saddens me. So, to all those people, I would again urge you to please read the book before you comment on it. It is perfectly okay to not like a book but it is not okay to hate on a book which you haven’t read. I always try not to judge any book without reading it. The reviews are going to obviously influence you, but do not hate on a book because of bad reviews.
At this point, I think I am repeating the same point again and again. So, I am going to stop now. Whatever I said in this post applied to not only Twilight but every other book out in this world. Tell me what you think about Twilight, about this new book and about this post as a whole. Let’s start a discussion about this in the comments. And again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything. Until next time then.