I first started reading the Twilight series when I was in my early teens – a long time before most people knew that they existed. I absolutely loved reading them when I was younger, but since the explosion of interest in recent years, I have become embarrassed to admit that I like them. The cult-like following that has been building momentum subtly hints to me that it is no longer ‘cool’ to like them – especially now that I am no longer a pre-teen. I do still have my copies though and I am reluctant to part with them. I have seen the films but they don’t live up to the books (which are still fantastic books in my opinion!) but the love of these books hasn’t sparked an interest in other vampire series as it did in other people.