Friday, May 16, 2008

Stephenie Meyer's Signing

When The Host was released Valerie and I went down to Borders in Provo and stood in line at 7:30 am for tickets. We got our tickets and signed up with Twilight Moms to join there after party. Because, we did that we got into the signing early and got row 4 seats! She answered questions about The Host and a few about Twilight. She was really down to earth and super personal. She made a point to talk to and say hi to everyone in line that came through to get there books signed! They estimated it would take her till midnight to get all 1000 people through the line ( plus a few staff.)
We got through the line around 8:30 and then went to the after party. Where we met Stephenie's sister and cousin Melanie, who was the main character in The Host. We also got to meet some other cool Twilight Moms and a few from the Lexicon including Alphie and a few others. I even got to meet Alaina's sister Tara's ward Chorister who is pretty much an insane and hiliarious yoga teacher. Who stood on her head in front of The Host sign to get her picture taken!
Yes, we are nerd groupies and totally ok with it!

I guess I should at least put up what I thought of The Host!

I loved the Twilight Series and I didn't think I would like, The Host, because I don't read Sci Fi. Well, it's pretty much what life would be like after the Bodysnatchers had taken over. One person explained it by saying,

"The Host isn’t really about saving the planet from alien invaders; it is a story about what it is to be human, about identity and about individualism. Most of all The Host is a story about the nature of love. Romantic love, love of family, love of friends."

It was a little hard for me to get into at first but once you get passed those first 50 pages it sucks you in and you fall in love with the characters. It's sci fi for those of us who don't read sci fi.

1 comment:

Kenna said...

OH my gosh you did NOT go! I'm jealous. My mom says The Host is her best book yet, so I decided to get it afterall, even though I'm so not the sci-fi "type". Well, maybe I am and I just don't know it yet :)

And...Your daughter is gorgeous!!!