Saturday, June 21, 2008

How come we can read the Twilight books over and over again?

So I asked you guys this question over a week ago, and I got a few answers back. The Question was:
What is it about Twilight that gets you to read it over and over? Why are there some books that can only be read once, and others that tug at your conscious until you read it again?

The answers I got were amazing. So here they are, my wonderful answers. Which one do you agree with? Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments!

This is coming from a person who has read all three books a grand total of 35 times. (yes, i have no life..haha) but what makes me read them is that the story keeps you coming back for more. you want to know every single detail about each character so that you can fully understand why they do what they do. Then there are books were they were really good the first time around, but you go to pick it up again and you read the first few pages and you just cant continue. its not that the book is written badly, its just that the story line can only hold your attention for so long. that is the great thing about the Twilight Saga; the story line keeps you pulled in. most people, like myself, can be pulled in so far that they cant and DON'T want to get back out.Nicole *smiles*

I think I read the Twilight books over and over again, because I'm in love with the characters and I want to find out more and more about them. I read it over and over so I can get every single detail. Plus I love the story, and I want SO badly to be Bella, and the more familiar you are with a story, the better you can picture your self in that story. I love Love stories. And I often read those kind of books again. Books that don't have a very complicated plot or I can't relate to the characters or story, Or I don't really feel like I need anything more out of it, I don't read again.~*Twilight Luvr*~

It was the tensions and romance that you see happen between Edward and Bella, I mean from the first time he glared at her and the first time he kissed her to the time where he was sucking the venom out of her hand. The Motivation is desire. Many girls who read Twilight (Even some guys) numerous times have shown to wish to be in Bella's spot. I've seen someone read and say that her name was Bella. The Outfits she described for the Cullens were nice clothes. When I first read it, I thought they dressed punky and "Vampiristic" because they are, Well, Vampires, You knew that! So, It was my first impression that they were goths and punks, obviously not emos. They have no blood.FallOutGirl458

For a book to have that "re-readable" quality, it has to still be suspenseful enough that you don't remember to come to the surface long enough to say,"Oh, yeah, they'll be just fine." Twilight has this, plus there's the fact that there's so many details you basically have to reread it just to go over and see what you missed the first time.Chika_Chica

One thing about Twilight that makes it re-readable is that there is so much stuff going on and it is so intense that each time you read you are like speeding through it. with this you miss all the little details that make the story even better. re-reading allows you to pick up all on the small little things, the irony in the beginning that you couldn't get the first time because you didn't know what was going on. each time you read you are able to discover something new and it makes reading the whole thing over again worthwhile. it also gives you the chance to dive back into the world of the book that you love so much since there are only a limited amount of pages, books, devoted to the world. while a book will probably never be as good as the first time it was read, since the excitement of not knowing is no longer there, re-reading helps enhance the overall reading of the book and can be almost as good as the first time!
Anonymous


That twilight probably never gets old because Stephenie Meyer is really like a fan writer. (fanfiction type, like you and me) It's really strange how we, or I at least, never get old of reading fanfics over and over again, but stories, real stories, I can only read once, or once in a couple years. It truely is really strange. But I seriously think that is the reason why.rawrrryoface

2 comments:

FallOutGirl458 said...

It was the tensions and romance that you see happen between Edward and Bella, I mean from the first time he glared at her and the first time him kissed her to the time where he was sucking the venom out of her hand. The Motivation is desire. Many girls who read Twilight (Even some guys) numerous times have shown to wish to be in Bella's spot. I've seen someone read and say that her name was Bella.

JenniLee said...

I believe that these books are so easy to reread beacause they are drawing you into another world of mystery and romance, and Stephenie Meyer did such a great job writing them that we all get so drawn in and involved in the story in such a way that it feels like we are a part of it (for me anyway). The story line is so easy to conect with, making the imposible seam realistic, at least while reading these books. For me, it feels like i am taking this epic journey with all the characters, and once you find a good story such as these, it is imposible to get sick of the rollercoaster you embark on while reading these fantastic books!!!