Category Archives: Books

The Twilight Zone

Last night I covered the premiere of Breaking Dawn with another co-worker. The angle was the first-person views of two dudes who have never cracked the spine of a Twilight book nor seen any of the movies.

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s running Sunday:

Friday morning, fans across the country flocked to their local cinemas to see the latest installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn: Part 1. Two Mercury staff writers, Paul Harris and Burk Krohe, sacrificed their Thursday evenings and Friday mornings to document their first experiences with the franchise.

The reporters have neither read any of the books nor seen any of the movies in the vampire themed fantasy series. These are their impressions of Breaking Dawn as complete newcomers to the world of Twilight.

Paul Harris

Needless to say, I’m a little disappointed in my first Twilight experience. I was expecting to see a long line of Twi-fans with their Edward and Jacob t-shirts, or Bella t-shirts for the guys. I did see a couple of fans walk in with a blanket in preparation of standing outside for the fourth installment of the Twilight film series: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, though.

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In Which a Resolution is Made

Recently, I did something I haven’t done in a long time, and, this being a time of year for resolutions and all, I promised myself I will do it more often. I turned off the TV, closed my laptop and opened a book.

See, it all started with a UPS delivery. Last week, two big boxes arrived at my doorstep. Of course, I knew what they were: a new record player/CD player/tape player and a stack of my parents’ old LPs; Christmas presents from my family that I couldn’t take on the plane back to Kansas.

I immediately tore open the boxes in a manner normally reserved for eight-year-olds in footie pajamas. After setting up my new turntable, and cleaning up a sizable number of packing peanuts, I put on an Animals record and sat on my couch.

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