Monday, December 8, 2008
Believe it or not, the names are still coming in... from all over the world! Thanks to all of the loyal fans and those that are just discovering the books through the movie or other means. Check this story out from one of the many SM supporters:
Megan Hadsell from Illinois writes:
"Hello! My name is Megan Hadsall and I am from a small town in Southern Illinois called Galatia. We have a population of around 2,000 people. I graduated from Galatia High School just last May and I am currently attending Southeastern Illinois College. During my senior year almost every girl in my class had read twilight aside from me. I was curious but hadn’t always been into the whole reading thing. Nicolas Sparks and C.S. Lewis were about the only authors whose books I had read. Almost a week after twilight came out in theaters I took my mom to see it, neither of us too interested although I was still very curious. We both LOVE it. After seeing the movie my mom had to grab a few things from a nearby wal-mart. Turning into the book section we saw Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. We bought two of each on the spot. A few days later we had gone to another wal-mart just before going to my cousins’ baby shower. Walking down the isle I turned my head to the book section. Right out in the open was Breaking Dawn. My mom shrieked, not even kidding, and I reached out to grab two of them. These aren’t just books. They’re much more than just books. My mother and I have started a little two person book club. Every day we call one another and talk about nothing other than your books. We look at blogs and try to stay informed about what’s going on. We were definitely very upset when informed about the fifth book, Midnight Sun. We both think that it would be a most WONDERFUL idea to write the books in Edwards point of view. I have always wanted to know just what he was thinking the whole time and more about his past. I told you early in this letter that I wasn’t the biggest reader. That was until I read your books. I can’t seem to put them down. I carry them everywhere with me. I used to not take breaks at work but I do now just to have thirty minutes to get away. I take them to school, work, home, my mom’s house, and wherever else. When I read your books I feel unexplainable. You have hit every one of my emotions. While reading I have been mad, yelled “NO”, been sad, have cried, been happy, have laughed, been uncertain, struck with “butterflies”, felt loved, have been in love, and much more. You can’t even imagine the looks that people have given me. Can’t you see that we need you? Not only my mother and I, everyone, especially your fans. You have opened up a new world full of endless possibilities. You have turned at least one non-reader into a reader. I would be Very disappointed if you don’t publish any other books. I believe I speak for many others and not just myself. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done. If anything, you have mine and my mothers support all the way. GO STEPHENIE!"
Thanks again to all of you who support Stephenie Meyer.
Posted by Jeremy English at 9:44 AM