That said, for the next few weeks I'm going to be giving the feature a trial run and seeing how you guys like it. If it's a "yay" then I'll keep it going, if it's a "neigh" then I'll put it to rest.
This week, with The Twilight Saga: New Moon being released, I've decided to tell a few cute back stories about New Moon.
A few years back, right around the release of New Moon, I was just starting to dabble in YA. The only problem was that I was having trouble finding new books to read. Unlike now, when I just open up Goodreads or walk through the doors of Barnes and Noble and immediately see 3-4
books I wanted to read, back then I researched books. And I don't mean I just looked around, I
spent hours scouring Amazon Listmanias for books to read.
One night, rather late might I add, I came across a random book. Something called New Moon (remember at this time it was virtually unknown). The cover was pretty and the book sounded...interesting. Unfortunately, vampires weren't really my thing.
Nevertheless, I decided to show my older sister. Upon hearing that it was about vampires she went into a frenzy, telling me I could absolutely not read it (paranormal romance was not big for people our age, especially not vampire books). So, being a true little sister, I threatened to read the book for about a week and a half just to harass her, but I never actually did.
A few years later, guess who was the first person in my family to read New Moon and, consequently, forced me to read it? That's right, my older sister. Ironic much?
Now one more funny story about New Moon, if you're not too bored with me yet.
About two years ago I went to my first ever author event, Libba Bray and Shannon Hale. As a part of the event they gave away various books. The very last prize was an ARC of The Host. As soon as Stephanie Meyer's name was announced everyone began cheering wildly. Now, I had no idea who the heck she was, so I just stood in the corner staring at them like they were crazy.
Then, at the end of the event we were all given gift bags. One of the gifts was a Twilight Saga poster and New Moon tattoos. Having no idea what they were, I figured I'd give them away, only no one wanted them.
In hindsight, I find it hilarious that at the time I couldn't find anyone who wanted a poster from Twilight. Now, I bet I could find at least 5 girls at any given moment who'd take it off my hands. Funny how things can change in only a few years.
Enjoy New Moon!
P.S. Can you guess what tattoos I'll be wearing to the midnight premiere tonight (don't ask how I got roped into it)?