Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Bella Swan

She may not be everyone's favorite YA character starting with B, but she's arguably the most famous. Did you read and devour the Twilight series books? What am I saying...of course you did. The real question is, do you admit that you did? :) *raises hand, guilty*


"Why am I covered in feathers?"

Do you like Bella? Tell me some of your favorite B characters.

23 comments:

Tony Laplume said...

Haven't read any of them. Although I am not filled with hatred for them, which is what everyone else who hasn't read them seems to feel.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Bella is an interesting character, mainly because of how two dimensional she is. I get it, the author wrote her that way so the reader could superimpose themselves onto her, but there were times it annoyed me.

Didn't stop me from reading all four books over a three day period, though.

Laura said...

I loved the books, hated the movies. Bella's character isn't so bad in the books, but I can't stand movie Bella.

Suzi said...

I read them, and liked them. But it was years ago, before I started writing and/or reading books more critically. I've heard a lot of people complain about her writing so I'd like to go back and read one sometime to see what I think now.

J. A. Bennett said...

Twilight is what got me writing so for that I'm eternally grateful!

Juliet Bond said...

Oh Bella, you are a rescue fantasy for every young (and some older) women. But stop falling in love with men who want to kill you. This is not a healthy pursuit. Yoga maybe, perhaps your own granola farm. In fact, find a nice spa, invite Rhianna and take a load off girls.

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Robin said...

*raises hand* I gobbled up the Series.
My favorite B character-Beauty, (Robin McKinley's version) She's tough and sweet, sacrifices self for family, finds her worth, and isn't afraid to love--even when the person she falls for is a bit on the unusual side.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

is this where i say... i'm batman.

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Do the Boelyn sisters count. I still have never seen Twilight. I am sure I will give in some day.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

I'm guilty, too. I read Twilight before I started writing YA fiction, and now that I'm writing that genre, I can definitely see the appeal. I didn't LOVE Bella, but she's still a memorable character, and in my book that's a good thing!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good choice for B. And, yeah, I did. To both.

Peg said...

What a fascinating series for the A to Z challenge - can't wait to see what you do for Q! And thanks for following my blog!

Mark Means said...

I've never had the chance to read these yet...but, I do plan to.

For all the panning they get from critics and other writers, it's still a wildly successful series so there has to be something to it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Haven't read the books. Does Blade count?

Jolene Perry said...

WHen book 4 came out, the twins who babysit my kids were like - You HAVE to read these books.
I spend a week and did nothing but eat, sleep, start new movies for my kids and read... ;-)

T. Drecker said...

I've read them several times, but I'm still not sure I really loved them or not. Strange, I know.

Carrie Butler said...

I read them and enjoyed them... until the movies came out. LOL

Connie B. Dowell said...

I tried the first book and gave up about 30% of the way through. Just not for me.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Read all the books and while Bella can get annoying at times she's still a teenage girl and I enjoyed a book series with a typical girl and not some kick ass (Katniss) or super smart (Hermione) girl I couldn't imagine being as a teen.

Carrie-Anne said...

I have absolutely no desire to ever read these anti-feminist books that give impressionable young women very poisonous messages about relationships and their abilities. I'd sooner attempt to read Lord of the Rings or a Harry Potter book than this tripe.

Melanie Schulz said...

I'll admit it happily (go team Edward)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Yup, I read them in a week or so. And like many, they are the books that sparked my writing. But I have to say, Bella has never been my favorite girl. I like a little kick in my girls. ;0)

ifeomadennis said...

i love Twilight... I won't lie, I read all four books in four days (after the first Twilight movie came out) and felt sick afterward because I kept wondering if I'd find a book like the saga again.