Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the bestselling Stephenie Meyer Twilight series, goes on sale today, and I couldn’t resist picking up a few extra copies for my friends.
True, these books aren’t exactly high literature … but I think they’re a lot of fun. I’m a sucker for vampires (ha!) and ill-fated love stories.
From the Amazon.com review of Twilight, the first book in the series…
“As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because–he’s a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.”
Last night/early this morning I attended a midnight book release party at the Border’s bookstore down the street. Borders stores all across the country were jam packed with young girls (and a smattering of 20- and 30-somethings like moi), eager to get their hands on a copy of the new book. I snagged mine and got three extras.
Share your worst beauty horror stories in the comments here. I figure we can all learn from each other’s beauty mishaps. Lawd knows I’ve had mine. On Monday after work I’ll choose three comments at random and send the writers a copy of the book!
I have a thing for pens. At the bookstore last night I found this note scrawled beside some pens at the checkout stand:
“Jacob RULES! He’s the coolest person/werewolf ever!!”
LOLOLZ! Seriously, I laughed for about 5 minutes. Go, Team Jacob!
Not even makeup can make me feel as beautiful as a good book can. I can’t wait to get started on Breaking Dawn. I recently finished The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (LOVED THIS!). Working for a literary agency, I have to read a lot of non-fiction books about health, wellness and beauty, but at night, under the covers in bed, I always reach for a novel.
My Worst Beauty Nightmare
As a kid back in the late-80s, when teen queen Debbie Gibson reigned supreme, I was hell bent on getting my hair to look just like hers — a spunky bob with explosive bangs that looked just like a cresting wave.
Unfortunately, I could never get it right. Unlike Debbie’s, my bob was shaped like a triangle, and I spent most of the seventh grade with mushroom hair. Even my bangs were awful. I couldn’t master the curling iron technique required for the lift and curl. I’ll never forget that smell of burning hair… The horror!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
Share your worst beauty horror stories in the comments. On Monday after work Iâ€™ll choose three comments (don’t forget to use a valid email address) at random and send the writers a copy of the book!