My Literary Vampire Weekend

June 14, 2011 at 2:19 am 8 comments

I would not classify myself as being a Fang Girl–a FanGirl for those who have . . . well . . . Fangs–but for some reason, I found myself a lot preoccupied with Vampire books-turned-tevelsion shows this weekend.   It’s like an addiction.  A terrible, terrible addiction that cannot be denied.  Those smoldering bad-boy Vamps and their mortal paramours.  Le sigh.

Not Me: A Girl on the Bachelor with actual Fangs

But before you start accusing me of Twilight Fever or asking me if I’m Team Jacob or Team Edward, let’s get some things straight.  When I say smoldering Vamps? I do not mean sparkly, spiky haired, “you are my life now after meeting you for a second even though I want to brutally drain every ounce of your blood and violently impregnate you with my demon spawn” here.  Not that I’m a Twilight hater per say–I’ve seen the movies after all and read two of the books before I decided Bella really did need to die–no, see, I’m just not a fan. [Note: Please do not hurt me friends who are fans!]  See, I like my Vamps a little less…well…chaste.

So yes, my Vampire Weekend didn’t involve the ever-present sap of Bells and Eddie or even the music of the “Indie” band whose songs you hear on those commercials all the time. Yes, I’m talking about you Honda Civic commercial. Please stop taunting me with your super fun “holiday.” No, my Vamp Weekend went a little like this: Hours of True Blood (based on the fun, sexy Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris) followed by numerous episodes of The Vampire Diaries (based on L.J. Smith’s YA series).

I know, I know.  Really are either of these shows really any better than Twilight? Answer, probably not.  Let’s be honest–“Suuckey, I luv you,” as stated by pale-as-snow Bill Compton is not much better than sparkle’s “You are my life now.”   But, for some reason, I go on mini-vampire binges once a year when the seasons are over and as in the case of True Blood (season 3) released on DVD.

Really who would win here?

I think my True Blood addiction comes from the fact that I really enjoyed the first few Southern Vampire books–I kinda lost focus around book 5–so despite the cheesy HBO lines, I have a special place in my heart for the series.  The books were just so… engaging and fresh and steamy…I have no idea why I like Vampire Diaries since I stopped liking the series after book 2 where things got a little too freaky…

Life is a mystery. Maybe I’m just not attracted to Edward? Maybe Bella is too annoying for words?  Maybe I think Eric is too sexy for words? Maybe I think Damon’s evil brother is way hotter than sweet and good Stephan? I don’t know.  It could be all of these things! One thing I do know for sure…while I may not crave vampires every day…I certainly have some unhealthy Vampire Weekend Binges…

Romantic Question: What do you think about the Vampire craze? And in a rumble who would win Southern Vampire Bill Compton or Twilighty Edward Cullen?



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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jennifer121  |  June 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I have been wanting to read the Sookie books for a long time, and I have always been interested in the vampire diaries, so I may put those on my list! I do like vampires and have sought them out in certain fiction romance novels like Linda Howard and LInda Jones’ last book, (forgot title)but lately I have been into werewolves big time! Not sure – just a phase I guess!

    • 2. Lizzie  |  June 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      I like werewolves because they don’t have the whole limited to the night thing…and they don’t survive on blood which is a plus. Have you tried Maggie Stiefvater’s “Shiver” (a YA novel about werewolves)…I enjoyed it…didn’t LOVE it, but liked it.

  • 3. Julia  |  June 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    It’s okay Lizzie … I love Vampires. And werewolves. To this day, the only reason I don’t like Twilight is because Edward and Bella didn’t end up having hot sex. I waited 3 books for that.

  • 4. Liz  |  June 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    haha lizzie… i love vampire diaries, you know that…. and twilight? I mostly watch the movies because they are hilarious…but julia… i wonder if there will be a steamy sex scene in the last movie?? possible….

    • 5. Lizzie  |  June 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      It’s cause Damon is beautiful isn’t it? (Ps they are dating in real life! Love it!) As for Twilight… I do know that I already like the movies WAY more than the books. I mean not be be creepy and cougar like but Jacob is… yeah… sigh. But I feel you Julia…their kisses even seemed to be lacking that umph that I look for in a romance–irrevocable love is fine and dandy but give me a spark of passion please! (Edward: I’m in a tree!)

  • 6. dogsear  |  June 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I went thru my vampire phase in the 90s. I haven’t read these contemporary books, so I can’t comment. May I, however, recommend Poppy Z. Brite’s Drawing Blood? I read it way back when.

  • 7. dogsear  |  June 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm


  • 8. Amanda  |  June 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I agree, boo Twilight and go Vamp Diaries! I’m not that into the vampire thing, but that show is addictive! I like Damon because he’s badass and broody and funny…Stefan and Edward are just boring nice guys with the bland personality of oatmeal, and they just happen to want to kill you. They’re missing all of the badass qualities that make Damon interesting, but they still aren’t nice and stable because they’re vamps. Lose, lose. And Damon never hits on girls in trees.


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