Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Why Read? - Twilight Style!

One of the reasons this site was started was because I was amazed by the impact that Meyer's work had on students at my school, students who most wouldn't peg as serious readers. As I began work on creating this site, I learned there was a plethora of Twilighters out there who worked really hard to spread the word about this wonderful series, and as a result, spread the word about reading itself. I thought it might be a neat idea to ask some of those amazing Twilighters about their own experiences as readers. For the next couple days, we will be posting interviews with your favorite Twilight site moderators. They do such a brilliant job at keeping Twilight and reading always in our minds. Our first interview is with Kallie from Twilight Series Theories, enjoy:

1) What were your experiences with literature growing up? Were you always
 an avid reader?
 Actually, I was NOT a big reader until I got into college! (I did read
a little, but it wasn't a passion yet!) I hated reading textbooks, and
then I got into a Literature class where we really explored some great
classis novels, and I was hooked!

 2) What was your favorite book growing up and why?
 As a child I loved Shel Silverstein, and C.S.Lewis. I also loved
reading those books where you got to pick the outcome of the chapter and
skip around in the book! (I cannot remember the name of them for the
life of me! LOL!) When in college, I fell in love with everything Jane
Austen! I enjoy reading almost everything now... for some reason I just
can't get into self-help books!

 3) What first drew you to the Twilight series?
 My sis-n-law! She is a J.H.S. teacher, and fell in love with the books
after hearing about them through the grapevine! She told me about them,
since we share a love for the Harry Potter books. I read them so we
would have something to talk about over the Christmas break, and read
them all in four days! It overwhelmed me how much I could relate to a
character in a book (Bella)! I felt something similar when reading
Pride and Prejudice with Liz. Stephenie Meyer was given a gift with
this story and I am so glad she shared it with all of us!

 4) What is your favorite book of the series so far and why?
 Ooooooo... toughie! I am going to say Twilight! I fell in love with
the story and characters from the beginning! In the beginning there was
so much to relate to, and the book left the ending open to the reader...
I imagined her being bitten!

 5) What books besides Twilight would you recommend to young adults?
 Wow! I would have to say that Pride and Prjudice is my favorite book!
My second favorite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion. I also have to say
I have read Little Women several times, it would have to be on my faves
list! I think it is very important to read the classics! (Not just
watch the movies! LOL!) Harry Potter is up there too! Any book that
pushes your imagination so far into a completely new world deserves

Thanks to Kallie for taking the time to answer our questions!


WhoJackman said...

Kallie is fantastic and I love their podcasts too. Interesting to see correlations between all the books she loves and my faves list.

Roxie said...

I love Kallie on the podcast!
And what she's talking about in #2 is "choose your own adventure" books! I loved them too. Great interview with Solomon Trimble last week!