Well, at the strong and insistent whin...err... suggestion of several friends, I picked up Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Yup, the one the new movie is based on.
A few points...
A: I normally don't get into vampire books/ movies. I don't quite understand the obsession some people have with the topic. Why do so many people think "pagan" equals "gothic vampire wannabe?"
B: I always get disappointed by the conversion of book to movie. Now, some movies are okay, but they tend to ruin the image I created in my imagination.
C: My taste in books and my friends' tastes differ greatly... usually. They don't understand my love of the classics and I can't figure out why they think those trashy romance novels are so original and exciting.
Surprise! I am actually enjoying it. It was definitely written for the teen crowd, but there's enough substance to the story to make it grab hold of you. I was actually up late the last two nights because I couldn't put it down. My friends finally got one right!