On a side note, my first Stephanie Meyers book was "The Host". It was absolutely FANTASTIC, one of the best I have read in several years. I highly recommend it to everyone. I had put off reading the Twilight series, simply because it was so popular, but after reading her other book, I realized that she is super talented, and that the Twilight series must be popular for a good reason. (run on sentence anyone?)
Second side note... I also recently read another vampire series. Totally different idea and theme from Twilight, but also different from anything else I had read. Not anywhere near the same caliber as S. Meyer, but decent writing and plot. It is called the Gardella Vampire series, and the author is Colleen Gleason. The third book was just released, so I haven't read it yet, but the first two were good.
This morning I started "Mr. Darcy's Daughters". I haven't read much yet, but I am impressed so far. Can anyone tell that I LOVE to read?