Teens and moms-in-the-know have been onto Stephenie Meyer's vampire-themed Twilight series for, like, forever, but I've been slow to this particular literary party (mostly because I don't seem to have time to read as much as I used to, or maybe my overuse of the Intertubes is leaching away my attention span and I just can't be bothered). I finally got my hands on a copy of Twilight -- the first book in the series -- and was pleasantly surprised. The book was written for teenagers, but I happily read the whole thing in one day: Girl with dark sense of humor and low self-esteem moves to Forks; girl meets hot vampire; true love and complications ensue.
Now I'll feel a little less out of place than a vampire in the town of Forks when I attend a Breaking Dawn release party this evening. They're all over -- Seattle, the Eastside, Snohomish County, the South Sound. Dress like a werewolf or dress for the prom, and get ready to collect the fourth (and final) book in the series at 12:01 a.m., when the book is released.
And great news for Obsessy McFansters: tickets to Stephenie Meyer's Aug. 12 appearance at Benaroya Hall (which is so sold out that I haven't listed it on our calendar yet) will be given away at the Twilight Prom Parties at the University Village and Northgate Barnes & Noble stores. The press release sez "starting at 8 p.m."