Welcome to FaceTime Friday! Something we came up with
to help us keep in touch – as if we need another way – and a great way to discuss our favorite topics. Books | Movies | & More. In case you missed last weeks FaceTime Friday, click HERE for our Twilight Edition.
Last week was all about Twilight and what we wish would have made it into the movie and what we really loved about the book. This week, it’s all about New Moon and how this book alone, shattered our hearts when we first read it.
FIRST, LET’S START WITH THE BOOK. .
For me, I happened to read New Moon right after going through one of the most difficult break-ups I had ever been through. But, like Bella and Edward, I ended up getting married to that specific guy about 2 years later. So, we both ended up with a happy ended…I just didn’t marry a vampire….he tans too easily. 🙂 With that being said, this book really “helped” me through a difficult time, because I had a character I could relate to. Granted, I didn’t wake up screaming from nightmares of being left in the woods over and over like Bella did. Instead, I drowned my sorrows in Ben & Jerry’s, Nutella, and various other kinds of unhealthy yet delicious junk food. I also watched Enchanted over and over again…which is irrelevant. It was just nice to have someone to relate to, even if that someone was a fictional character. – Heather
“I’ve never read a book before where there are blank pages that so aptly conveyed the void that a character felt. It was the perfect metaphor. Never before have I been so driven to burn through a book to finish reading it. I had to know that Edward was coming back. I was desperate to find out that tiny detail. I just had to know. I like that the history of the vampires was incorporated and that we were able learn more about Carlisle and where he came from. The history of the Volturi is just fascinating.” – Christie
Favorite Quote from the book. .
I find it so hard to narrow it down to just one, but there are two that stand out to me and ones that I find myself wanting to “dog-ear” every time I reread the series. .
“The bond forged between us was not one that could be broken by absence, distance, or time. And no matter how much more special or beautiful or brilliant or perfect than me he might be, he was as irreversibly altered as I was. As I would always belong to him, so would he always be mine.”
“Because there was just one thing that I had to believe to be able to live – I had to know that he existed. That was all. Everything else I could endure. So long as he existed.”
“My heart hasn’t beat in almost ninety years, but this was different. It was like my heart was gone—like I was hollow. Like I’d left everything that was inside me here with you.”
WHAT DO WE WISH WOULD HAVE MADE IT INTO THE MOVIE?
The one thing that we wish would have been incorporated into the movie, would be when Bella goes to the Cullen’s house to remember and finds everything draped in white sheets and almost as if it hadn’t been lived in in years. As she is walking around the Cullen property, she can’t help but hear Edward saying, “it’ll be as if I never existed.”
NOW, LET’S MOVE ONTO THE MOVIE. . .
This was the [FIRST] movie premier that we actually got to see together, but since we are the Twilight fanatics …we did the double feature package. . watching Twilight and then the premier of New Moon.
Twilight has this whole blue hue to it. . weird, but true. And New Moon has a golden hue. Our first notice when watching them back to back was how drastically improved the cinematography was from the first film.
We did find ourselves cracking up when Jacob changed into a wolf in front of Bella for the first time. Granted, we were not complaining about seeing him with his shirt off.
The movie as a whole, went by very quickly. At first we thought it was because we were seeing it for the first time, but after watching it several times, it does seem to be one of the shorter Twilight films. Truthfully, we can’t help but wonder if a lot of that has to do with the absence Edward.
**SIDE NOTE: WE TYPED THIS UP AT 12AM RESULTING IN CHRISTIE CALLING THEM ELLA AND BEDWARD.**
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO…
(The following events actually [really] are true life events. No names have been changed.)
Five over zealous Twilight fans were riding in a silver minivan complete with magnetized Cullen crest decals. Each one sporting Twilight shirts, a pin with either Edward or Jacob’s face, a black sweatband fashioned into a Cullen crest cuff. As for Christie, she has vampire extra as she sported fangs while covered in glitter. Heather was also covered in said glitter. In our zeal to get to the movie theater, Christie actually drove like a Cullen, breaking the speed limit resulting in getting pulled over by a state trooper. This state trooper was named Ira J. Whitehead (and yes, we do remember his name clear as day). The look on his face when he peered into the window and was faced with five vampire wannabes. . .was priceless. Intimidated, he seemed to actually ask us if we had been speeding, rather than telling us we had been. Although she sparkled like him, Christie lacked Edward’s ability to get members of the opposite sex to do what he wanted, so we ended up getting a speeding ticket. Ticket firmly in hand, Christie drove carefully until said state trooper was out of sight, and then she resumed her Cullen driving skills getting us to the theater promptly.
So, this book is kind of the beginning of THE triangle, did New Moon help you determine your side? Edward? Jacob? Or simply Switzerland?