Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Who's Reading "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"???
If your lives are anything like our lives (and I know they are...), sometime stuff slips through the cracks. So when Jenny Jerkface told me she ordered "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" on Amazon, it took me a second to recall and remind her that Stephenie Meyer has made the entire thing available online at BreeTanner.com - so go now and check it out! It's only 150 or so pages, and like all the other Twilighty stuff she's written, it's a fast read. Aaaand nobody says "fuck" or talks about sex. Gah - fanfic really has changed the way I view all of these characters! Speaking of which, towards the end when there are numerous mentions of "the redhead," I actually had to go back and reread to see who the heck she was talking about... And I'll be gosh-darned if it wasn't Edward! But really, who refers to Edward as a redhead??? Gingerward? Really? Anyone??? I didn't think so. Golly.
So if you haven't already, go read it now because JJ plans on devouring the entire story on her commute Friday morning (sacrificing her usual slumped-sleeping-drooly-commuter power-nap for a change) and then talking about it more in depth this Friday night.
Someone [inotu] mentioned in the comments the other night that they weren't sure if I would read this because of the spoiler potential, but it seems like something that's cool to read pre-movie. I know that Twilight (the movie) made a whole hell of a lot more sense to me after I read Midnight Sun, that's for sure! So while we poked fun (and lamented) that this novella is centered on such a seemingly inconsequential character, we're still happy to have it!
Save your discussion about the actual details of the story for the Friday night/Saturday post - we want to hear about it then! - but chat it up in the comments about what you think about spoiler potential and if you think this is a "must read" pre-Eclipse (which comes out in 20 days - SQUEEEEEE!!!).