Read Twilight with Jo’s Book Nook

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Feb 08, 2011

Posted by John Admin

For the month of February Jo’s Book Nook, our non-Harry Potter book club, is reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Take part in the discussion at this link.

As for the Harry Potter Book Club, the present reading of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will stay open for February and a new one will start in March. Check it out at this link!





54 Responses to Read Twilight with Jo’s Book Nook

Avatar ImageElphabaROCKS1 says: Twilight??? On a HP site? I'm surprised! FIRST!Avatar ImageCynkro says: wat?Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! O.O The only way I'll read Twilight is Dan Bergstein's Blog! Avatar Imagereadhp1008 says: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Compared to Harry Potter it is an absolute literary flop! The characters are flat and static and the literary devices, such as foreshadowing and irony, are all but non existent. The largest, and only, appeal to this book is forbidden romance and a few moral values.Avatar ImageCynkro says: And the only way I'll ever read Twilight again is through the Mark Reads Twilight blog.Avatar ImageTanderule says: Don't expect me to read that. I tried a few years ago. It was torture.Avatar Imagesarahkaz says: haha yessss @cynkro!! he's hilarious, i love him!Avatar Imageldeb says: Not if you paid me. Avatar ImageCynkro says: @sarahkaz, IKR? I love his reviews.Avatar ImageSybilT says: Looks like nobody wants to read it. Maybe they're trying to get people who haven't read it to see what the "competition" is like. I haven't read it and, from what I've heard, I have no intention of doing so.Avatar Imageksddancer says: This is an interesting choice. As I don't see any serious competition I think it's a good idea. We can try to better understand why te fans of twilight love it as we do with Harry Potter. Congrats on fling a daring move and I hope it works out for you. :) Avatar Imagesindie11 says: Seriously???Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: This discussion might get interesting. I may even be tempted to sin up.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: An interesting choice, I might just pop in the group to see what everyone is writing :DAvatar ImageBless_the_children says: This is my chance to plug the "Mark Reads" blog!!!! Everything you need to know about the not-so-hidden racism, sexism, incest, child molestation, and abuse of the word "dazzle" in Twilight can be found at the fantastically funny Mark Reads Twilight Blog (he hates those books): http://markreadstwilight.buzznet.com/user/ Mark went on to read the entire Harry Potter series after reading the Twilight series, and it made him believe in love again. He adores the HP series!!! http://markreadsharrypotter.buzznet.com/user/ He also continues reviewing books like the Hunger Games series and Infinite Jest at his new site: http://markreads.net/reviews/ Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I have read it! it cool!Avatar Imagelollifant says: I think this is interesting, especially after Mellisa's latest fromspring answer (http://www.formspring.me/melissaanelli/q/158968732696211750), it's great that the Twilight series comes into the book nook, because there are many people who really like them... Like Melissa said: "Love what you love, guys. Don't let ANYONE tell you what you love is wrong or doesn't have value." PS: Melissa, you're awesome! :)Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: Great! :) I've read Twilight as well, and am currently reading HP novels, and all I can say is that HP is still the best! I'm glad that there's no competition. I love this community!Avatar Imagejosh1210 says: I actually liked Twilight but no it doesn't compare to HP. The only book I have ever read that is even close to being on the same scale is The Count of Monte Cristo, which, incidently, I would recommend to anyone.Avatar Imagegurps says: This is just WRONG! How can you put twilight on a HP devoted website...choose another book for Feb because no one will read it!!Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: oh, ew, Twilight D: I personally hate the book, and I don't understand the plot at all...... it's just an "ew" book for me!Avatar Imageacciohorcrux.hbp says: WOW!!!Firstly Twilight on an HP site is fav cool!!! and it tells me that somethings can never be compared...like friendship...the hands offered from HP World..to the Twilight World...can't this happen??AFTER ALL THAT'S WHAT HARRY POTTER Teaches us....FRIENDSFOREVER :D Good choice Jo.... :) ;)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: oh calm down everyone, by getting so irate you're adding fuel to the fire that the 2 fandoms hate each other- what nonsense. I don't like them like many others but its as valid a choice as any other. Granted a slight step down on the literature side but it's popularity means it's worth a look in in Jo's Book Nook. As for me I'm headed straight to OOTP nowAvatar Imagesarahkaz says: I can fairly say that, as someone who has read ALL the Twilight books, they are... entertaining. If you want a girly, overdramatic book, then twilight is fine. in terms of really GETTING something from the book, I'm not sure... honestly, the best way to read the books is to just read them fast and for fun and not really look that into it, because if you do, you'll most likely find quite a few things that urk you...Avatar ImageDirectorbeme says: Twilight? On a Harry Potter site? Starting to think that the post was made by a Twihard prankster...Avatar Imagehermione62091 says: Ok that just weird I don't hate Twilight but I am not a fan cuz it all about drama and I read the books but didn't finish it I stopped on the 3th books on ch. 8 lol.Avatar Imagehewy says: Okay if its Jo's choice so be it. Read it. Did not GET it. Too over the top with drama and no humor at all. Have read alot of other things since the first HP read and have enjoyed all but the Twilight thing just lost me and I did enjoy "The Historian" , oh well different strokes for different folks.Avatar ImageDreamteam says: Well, Twilight is February's choice for the Book Nook because it was nominated by a member and more members voted for that than the other nominations. That's the way all books are chosen for the Nook. We currently have three nominations for March's choice and will welcome votes http://www.leakylounge.com/Poll-March-s-Book-Nook-t73609.html&pid=1899477#entry1899477 The only way to keep out books you don't like is to come along and nominate and then vote for the ones you do like :) Personally I've loved HP for quite a few years now but I would never let my love for the series stop me from reading and discussing others. It's a big old literary world out there and exploring it is wonderful, so whether you love or hate Twilight we want to know why. :)Avatar Imageredwall_hp says: Twilight? Are you kidding me? Talk about overrated...Avatar ImageEmmaline10248 says: i have read it.... its okay some of it is just so.... well any way interesting choice ill b sure to pop in and see what people are saying.Avatar Imagesongbird says: I love both HP and Twilight for completely different reasons. I don't think you can completely discount a different series of books without reading them on the basis of being "loyal" to the one you read first and loved. Think how much you might miss. Of course not everyone is going to love Twilight. Just like not everyone loves HP. Some people like chocolate and some like vanilla. But as Dreamteam so eloquently said, you can't let your love for one series stop you from reading another. Besides, there's plenty of room for both series and enough fans of both to go around. If you don't want to read it, don't. Simple as that. But let's let those who do want to read it enjoy doing so!Avatar ImageTarana says: I don't see any reason why Twilight should be 'banned' from any HP site. That said, I couldn't get past the first 3 chapters of the first book myself. And I won't give it a new try, at the moment (although I might drop in the Book Nook occasionally). I'm a bit occupied at the moment, rereading PoA in Dutch, and a friend has lend The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams to me (not one of the slimmest books, to put it mildly). Josh1210, I agree. The Count of Monte Cristo is great. One of the few books I've read more than three times. For those who don't know it, it has everything: revenge, court room thriller, financial thriller, pirates, love a la Romeo and Julliet, a 'treasure island', escape a la Alcatraz, duels. Awesome.Avatar Image62obsessedwHP says: People were saying I couldn't say it was bad unless I read all 4, so I read them and they were even WORSE than I expected. Now twilight fans are saying it's fine for me to openly hate them as I HAVE read them. I must say it's VERY diplomatic of Harry Potter fans to read them at all. They are awful books. And when you put them next to truly great novels (like HP, Lord of the Rings, Jane Austen, etc.) they look even worse. You want vampires, read Dracula. Everything else is a ripoff of that. You want romance, you've got plenty of options. Twilight is the most incomprehensible thing. I mean think about other things people are obsessed with. Star Wars. The Beatles. Harry Potter. How does Twilight fit into this category????? VAMPIRES SUCK.Avatar Imagebella vita says: To all of you screaming "blasphemy" to the non-HP related book club on Leaky reading Twilight you should really keep in mind that while some of you personally may not like it, which is fine, the overwhelming majority of Twilight fans are actually also HP fans who discovered the books after DH came out and decided to give Twilight a try so it makes absolutely PERFECT sense for the book club to read Twilight. Mugglenet does other book reviews and book club reads and they too have done a Twilight reading group so what's the big friggin deal? Personally I think you're all being pretty absurd and childish. Why else would you feel the need to comment on a post about the book club reading Twilight when you clearly already disliked it and had no intention of participating in the reading? You don't like it? You don't want to read it? Ok fine, then how about you just keep it moving and go discuss things that you DO like? People that constantly need to make negative comments get on my last nerve. Is Twilight a literary stroke of genius? NO! Is it an entertaining read for some of us? Absolutely. Granted I do feel the need to vent my irritations at regular intervals and fight the impulse to bang my head against the wall when I read them, but I still enjoy them. Comparing them to HP is like comparing a Twinkie to a Laduree Gold Macaroon. Of course Stephenie Meyer's writing is nauseating when compared to Jo's, but so are most other writers's work these days. Nothing will ever come close to comparing to HP for any of us, but that doesn't mean we should hate every other popular series just because we personally don't understand the lure others feel for it. So if you're don't participate in Jo's Book Nook and don't have any interest in participating in reading this book then why bother commenting? Is talking about how much you dislike or don't "get" Twilight going to change anything for you or anyone else? NO. Seriously, just get over yourselves and grow up.Avatar Imagelunawannabe says: Haha, well said, bella vita. There's no reason Twilight shouldn't be on an HP site, and some people might enjoy it. Twilight is like cotton candy, HP is like chocolate. Everyone likes chocolate better, but that doesn't mean you can't go to the circus and buy cotton candy. Even if it makes you sick and you puke all over the car, or get so annoyed that you just dump out the damn thing to get at that little wipe in the bottom because it's Way. Too. Sticky. Er, that was kind of lame. Remember, guys, all the crazy hate we pour out against Twilight just adds to our rep as Crazy! Lives in a world where only HP exists! kind of people. We're better than that, yes? Just chill, people. No one's focing you to read it, or look at it. I personally won't be involved, because I really can't stand Twilight as book and really have better things to do. But I might read some of the discussion, just because it'll be interesting to see what everyone thinks about it. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wow! I surprised! I don't agree with all of this "HP vs. Twilight" enemy stuff, but I have read all of the Twilight books and they hold no comparison onceorever to HP! I do not like the writing style. But to each their own so if you like it, go ahead!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: WHy in the name of Merlin is Twilight on Leaky!?!?! This is just NOT right!Avatar ImageLiderc says: Twilight? Get off our site.Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: Don't get me wrong, I am obsessed with Harry Potter and think HP trumps Twilight by a ton, but I still like Twilight. Seems silly that there is such a load of animosity between the fans. People have a right to like both, well done Leaky for recognising that.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: ARE YOU JOKING??? Twigarbage on THE LEAKY CAULDRON GROSS. Please never mention it again Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: ARE YOU JOKING??? Twigarbage on THE LEAKY CAULDRON GROSS. Please never mention it again Avatar ImageJessSnape says: Really?? Twilight?? After all of the HP fans have said how much the books are horrid?? I guess that some things are just a surprise.Avatar ImageDreamteam says: Well, to be fair, not "all of the HP fans" have said they don't like the books, as a member of staff I'm quite clearly a big HP fan but I enjoy a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, deep and meaningful (big fan of Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare) and lighter authors like Jane Green, Trisha Ashley, etc. It's true, there are flaws in Twilight and some parts are cringingly cheesy but I find the stories enjoyable and I'm enjoying reading them again now. I'm very grateful that I live in a world where I can make up my own mind about what is a good read for me and that I'm not limited to books thought "worthy" by others. Let's celebrate eclecticism, read whatever we enjoy and let others do the same, there's room for everyone. Avatar Imagemoglet says: Hey folks calm down, maybe there are plenty of people who can read both and enjoy them for different reasons, and some who don't like Twilight at all, fair enough, but don't be so rude about the book being discussed on the book nook, it is a free country, and do please remember that one of the major themes in Harry Potter is about tolerance, please don't be so intolerant with your comments. Avatar Imagebella vita says: Well said moglet! Tolerance seems to be the main theme that most of the other commenters decided to just ignore while reading HP. @Dreamteam: I'd love to participate. I've actually just finished re-reading the Twilight books a week or so ago so I won't be reading them with every one else, but I'll participate in some of the discussions. I'm reading the Hunger Games trilogy for the first time and I'm currently on Catching A Fire which so far I like better than the first book, but part of my head is still stuck back in Forks. LOL. You just can't help getting attached to the characters especially Alice! Anyway see you in the book nook soon!Avatar ImageDreamteam says: bella vita, we'd love to see you in the Nook, I read the Hunger Games when we featured the series in the Nook, I hope you enjoy the series. Avatar ImageDelilah3136 says: I'm all for it, I love Twilight :) But I'm not looking forward to the annoying comments that are already being made about it..... Calm down people, you don't HAVE to do it.... and if you've never read it, why not give it a try? Then at least you'll have something to go off of other than the movies (which I'll agree, are not so great :P) Avatar ImageI am totally awesome says: Im not going to start dissing twilight or anything but i don`t like it...i just think it is really strange to have it on a Harry Potter website. Still... people can read whatever they want..me im sticking to the good ol` Harry Potter thank you very much.Avatar ImageErin Lovegood says: Oh bad choice. I read it twice, once to support my Harry Potter actor, Rob Pattinson, the other time as part of my count down to DH part 2 (it was the only book with the right amount of chapters). Never again. Ms. Meyer's writing style is elementary and her characters are archaic, flat and unimaginative. Adding that Bella Swan should be tied up and decommissioned into believing a woman's, happiness or lack there of, has to revolve around her man. Geez, what an awful message to be sending to teenage girls, and their mothers alike! Avatar ImageErin Lovegood says: I meant DH part 1 sorryAvatar ImageNoxNiveus says: Sad :(Avatar ImageIndigoMisfit says: Guys, relax.... You don't have to read it if you don't want to. Live and let live, peace and all that.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I'm not reading it again!

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