'Twilight Bytes': What are YOUR plans this Friday night?

Meyer_l To celebrate the release of Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, we’re kicking off a weekly Tuesday updates column called ‘Twilight Bytes.’ We’ll be posting Twilight news, updates, interviews, and asking one question per week for true-blue Twilight fans (you know who you are!) to debate.

As for the question of what you’re doing this Friday night: If you said anything but salivating over BreakingDawn, and/or celebrating at one of the many Twilight parties around theStates, wrong answer! The clock is ticking down to the August 2nd, 12:01am release of the book, and according to Seth,Stephenie Meyer’s webmaster, people are starting to suffer from anunusual condition known as "Breaking Dawn Countdownitis." The mainsymptom is described as staring at thecountdown on the right side of Meyer’s website for several minutes/hours/days at a time. (Even I find this behavior a little, er, overwrought — I’m really really really looking forward to the book, but not putting my health in jeopardy over it!)

For those who plan to party: Be sure to call your local book store to see what they’ve got planned. (Check here for events near you being hosted by Barnes and Noble.) And be sure to catch Stephenie Meyer this Thursday on Good Morning America — you can even submit questions for her on their website.

And finally, your Twilight Superfan question of the day… posted after the jump, for the super-spoilerific out there.

Do you think Jacob might show up to stop the wedding? Discuss this — and where and how you are going to be ringing in the new Dawn — below!

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  • Anonymous

    Why does EW continue to torture us with this crap? No self-respecting person over the age of 16 cares about this.

  • Meroko

    I disagree about the “no self-respecting person over the age of 16 cares about this.” This coming Friday night/Saturday morning at 12:01 a.m. I will be turning 40, and likely be picking up a copy of Breaking Dawn.

  • step

    I know the first commenter is going to get so much crap rained down on them from the old balls Twilight fans – but they’re right. The key word is ‘self-respecting’. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Nicole

    More than people under 16 care about it. I have just finished reading the first book and i am 29.

  • Michelle

    At least people are reading. They could be doing things that are a ton worse. So be it if they are reading “teen” fiction.
    Harry Potter was at first considered a kids book but how many adults read those.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone has their “guilty pleasures” regardless of how “self-respecting” they are.

  • Jen

    I’m self-respecting, in my mid-30s, and enjoy Meyer’s work, and am glad for the quick tid-bits EW gives us. I personally can’t stand American Idol – so I just skip by the seemingly endless articles, posts and comments about it and let those who are so inclined enjoy it. Maybe those of you who don’t care about the Twilight series could just let those of us who do enjoy the coverage? Thanks!

  • Lauren

    Look, I’m a high school English teacher, I have a Master’s Degree in English, and I originally read these books just so that I can keep up-to-date with what my students are reading. They aren’t the greatest pieces of literature ever created, but they’re enjoyable, and again, they get kid, (and even adults!), reading. And if EW wants to help people stay excited about books by posting about Meyer and Twilight, I can happily say THANK YOU.

  • Zeppo

    I run the Kids Dept for a Borders Store.
    These books are out there to keep kids reading. They aren’t the best written pieces of lit. They will be timeless classics but they keep kids/people reading. That’s what is important.
    Ws job is to stay on top of POP Culture. This is POP Culture.

  • Disgruntled Google Reader

    Stop making Popwatch summary only in Google reader! It’s driving me to drink! (more) Trust me, I still visit the actual site often, so you’re not losing ad revenue! Please, I’m begging!

  • eel8

    ANYWAYS, to answer the question. I think that Jacob will come and try to stop the wedding but not succeed and maybe even imprint on a wedding guest.

  • Shasta

    Surprise – I am 69 and can’t wait to read Breaking Dawn – I had lots of fun reading these books and isn’t that what reading is all about?

  • Becky

    Call me picky, but you shouldn’t have that question above a jump. I’ve only read the first 2 books and am about to start the 3rd and your question can definitely be considered a spoiler. I’ve avoided clicking into any stories about Twilight for that very reason but this is right on the front page.

  • snarky

    my plans this Friday night (and the rest of the year) have nothing to do with these books. I picked up the first book when ew started all the hype, but I don’t get it. It is pretty much just a teen romance with vampires thrown in. And comparing it to HP is laughable. IMHO, the characters are just NOT as well written. can one of the readers over 18 please explain the allure?

  • Anonymous

    OMG, enough already with this f***ing book! I feel like the only things I have read in the past two days have to do with Comic Con and Twilight. Please find something else to write about already.

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