Tag Archives: Twilight

10 Things to Read Instead of Twilight

I’m not saying we ban any books. I’m just saying there are some fantastic books and series out there that are entertaining, disturbing, thought-provoking, and just plain better written. Sometimes it’s harder to find a female protagonist in young adult fantasy, but it can be done. Here are ten great young adult books or series for starters. Read More

I Survived Twilight

My favorite creatures in the supernatural realm are vampires. It’s not a new thing, but an old thing that started way back when Interview with a Vampire hit theaters in 1994. I don’t know why that movie got my attention because, until that moment, I hated all manner of spooky creatures and things that go… Read More

Breaking Dawn: Counting Down

Words escape me on this one. I came in late to the game but devoured the Twilight books in about two weeks. I can’t say that Stephenie Meyer is a great writer, but she can certainly write a compelling story. This trailer raises one big question for me: Where will part one end and part… Read More

Geek Flair Giveaway

I’m fortunate to work for a company that not only embraces geeks but encourages it. A perk of working in a hands-on science museum is that I can, at any point in my work day, decide that I need a break and go rewire a children’s toy, light something on fire, or puzzle out a… Read More

Epic Werewolf Fails: 5 Awful Transformations

From fabric-store fur to Lee press-on nails, werewolf transformations on film have a checkered past. Movie versions of the werewolf metamorphosis usually rely on the actors to stare wide-eyed at their furry hands and creepy nails and emit panicky, mortified screams, although not nearly as convincing as the ones that must have escaped them at… Read More

I Know Why The Vampire Sparkles!

I finally read Twilight, and after hours of internet research, I’ve found a solution to a major problem I had with the story. I know why the vampire sparkles! Of course, innate body glitter is just the latest thing wrong with vampires at large, so I’ll start with the broader picture and work my way… Read More

Team Jacob

I admit, even though the Twilight series was written for young adults, I was hooked after the first book. While it isn’t the bestest novel series ever, I have always had a fascination with vampires and other supernatural creatures and this was the latest fix for my addiction. As I completed the books, I came… Read More

A Twi-Mom Speaks Out

I’m a Twi-Mom.  There.  I said it. I am proud of my geek-ness in general but every now and then the socially aware part of my brain attempts to apply the brakes. What self-respecting mom would willing admit that her heart goes all aflutter at sparkly vampires and teenage angst? This one, apparently. I own… Read More

Twilight Week At GeekMom!

With the release Eclipse on DVD on Saturday, we at GeekMom decided to take a look at the Twilight phenomenon. The immensely popular series has been incredibly polarizing among fandom. One side side, teen girls reading the series, which included my own a few years ago, see someone they can identify with in Bella and… Read More

Confessions of a Vampire Addict

An addict is someone who is obsessed with an activity or substance. It could be anything from drugs to pizza; to shoes to sci fiction. I don’t consider myself an addictive type of person. I don’t own a thousand pairs of shoes and only have wine on occasion. However, I am fixated on vampires. I love vampires. I can’t get enough… Read More