I was going to blog about something completely different tonight. However, I got side tracked and just had to go check out more of Stephenie Meyer’s website, and I got busy going through her playlists. Between that and being a Mommy to a newborn and a boisterous four year old, I just couldn’t get to what I wanted to write about. I have this ongoing list in my head regarding a slew of topics I’ve yet to cover which I promise I will get to…eventually. However, tonight I’m just going to quickly discuss my latest obsession… I just finished reading Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, I highly recommend that you pick up all four copies as soon as you can. TRUST me, you will fall in love with them as I and countless other fans have.
As I was saying I was perusing through her author’s website, and thinking to myself what wouldn’t I give to have Edward’s power for just five minutes; so that I might be able to pick her brain, and get a glimpse inside the inner workings of her mind. It’s no easy feat for some one to create such moving characters that inspire and become a part of one’s being as they have for me. Initially a wonderful friend of mine was kind enough to loan each book to me. In doing so she gave me the spectacular gift of this potent love story. I must have had my head in the sand to not have figured out how freakin‘ awesome these books were sooner, I will however be forever grateful to her for guiding me into the Twilight! (One need only Google “Twilight Fan” to get an understanding at how many hopelessly adoring fans she has.) I am so taken with these novels that last Friday I went online to my friendly neighborhood bookstore and ordered all four books in hardcover for my own library. I suspect that by the time they arrive I will be ready to read them once more cover to cover. Take my advice – get your own copies! Do it TODAY!!
Stephenie Meyer’s acknowledgement of musical artists in her novels as being part of the inspiration that helped get her through her writer’s block piqued my interest and curiosity which is why I was back at her sight tonight. Some of the songs/artists are favorites of mine, but others I’d never heard of like Muse, so not only has she given me the gift of Edward and Bella*, but she’s also responsible for expanding my music tastes as well. I don’ think I have to tell you that I’m going to spend the next couple of days on iTunes expanding my playlists to include some of the songs I don’t already have on my video iPod. As I write this I’m listening to her playlist for Twilight, and as these songs conjure up images in my mind from the novel I’m reminded of the emotion I felt while reading these books as well. This can only lead me to speculate about the feelings they brought to her as she put the words onto paper. I’m amazed at how spot on these songs are with regards to the novels. I never really gave much thought as to what inspires an author; only paying attention to what I found inspirational, I think it’s cool to know what her inspiration behind her work was. I suppose it gives me that tiny glimpse I was hoping to see…
My next question. Will any of these songs appear on the Twilight Movie soundtrack? If the producers are smart they sure will be! The time is late, and my newborn is sleeping… as I should be.
* On Stephenie Meyer’s website she says that the inspiration for the name Isabella was the name she’d choose for a daughter if she ever had one, which is my girl name too! I think if I met her on the street somewhere we’d probably become BFFs!0