Those of you who are reading other vampire stories, were you vampire fans before Twilight? Honestly, vampires have never interested me. I actually put off reading Twilight until Oct 2008 because it was a vampire story (you all finally wore me down with talking about how great the books were!).
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~ The Thirteenth Tale
YES. I've been a vampire book fan since I was a young teen.
No, not really my thing until after reading Twilight. I guess now I'm just trying to find something to keep my interest so I'm not constantly re-reading the series, though I think I'd be ok with that. I'm definitely more open to the idea of reading about vampires due to Twilight.