So I started reading Twilight today. I was slightly afraid that having made fun of it for so long and having talked it up as the worst thing ever, I would find that it wasn’t so bad– or worse (God help me), even enjoy it! However, after gingerly pulling out the book and beginning to read it on the train (making sure nobody was looking at me and that I had the cover and spine covered up), I have come to the conclusion that it is unadulterated awfulness.
I’ve having a good deal of fun reading it, however, mentally going through and “correcting” Meyer’s writing. Because seriously, she writes like a 10-year-old. I actually laughed out loud at some things, and cringed at others. What I’d really like to do is go through the book with a pen and make annotations in the margins. And this is all from reading the first two chapters or so. I’ll have more to say as I read more (although I don’t think I’ll read the rest of the series– I think I might read The Slap after this).
Today’s photo is of a particularly colourful van, filled with icecream (for real). Murphy’s Law applies of course, so something like only happens when I don’t have my camera. But the photo I took from my phone seemed to turn out alright. The van is from Ben and Jerry’s, an American icecream franchise that appears to be expanding to Australia and handing out samples. Yummy samples. Jackie and I stood in line for a while (read: I stood in line and she cut in) in order to Enjoy Our Lives with icecream that actually had chunks of raw cookie dough in it. It was awesome.