Stephenie Meyer, author of our beloved Twilight Saga, commented on her official website StephenieMeyer.com about the support and love from the Twilight fans and fansites on helping the relief efforts in Haiti.
- I’ve been very impressed with the world in general and the Twilight fansites in specific in the support and love everyone is giving Haiti. It’s amazing to see how Twilight fans have come together to help. You are wonderful people. At this point, I think it’s important for all of us to remember that the situation in Haiti is not going to be cured overnight, so… keep up the good work, and let’s all keep the Haitians in our thoughts and prayers.
Stephenie also posted some new reccomendations.
- A new book recommendation: I recently read and adored The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It was one of those books that feel absolutely perfect and satisfying, and when you finish it you sit around wishing that you could find another book just like it.
- I realized that there was an egregious oversight on my music recommendation page. How have I never listed Metric? That’s crazy. Anyway, Fantasies was one of the best albums of 2009.
- Finally, a movie recommendation: Dear John comes out Friday the fifth of February. Thanks to my cool friend Wyck (who many of you have seen in various Twilight Saga interviews, as he is one of the producers on our movies, and who is a producer on Dear John) I got to see this one early. I will confess, I cried. Also, I discovered Channing Tatum, who Iâ€™ve somehow missed until now. Likey. Lots. Amanda Seyfried is entrancing as always, and the chemistry (chemistry is always the crux of a movie for me) between them is lovely. Though the chemistry between Channing Tatum and Richard Jenkins (who plays his father) was my favorite part.
Stephenie is absolutely right about the Haiti situation. It’s not going to happen overnight. So, please continue supporting the relief efforts in Haiti. You can still donate at HopeForHaitiNow.org .
If you want to hold onto the performances, you’ll be able to pre-order and purchase the songs you heard on the telethon at the iTunes® store. The “Hope for Haiti Now” album ($7.99) and two-hour video telecast ($1.99) are also available for pre-order. Apple, the record labels and artists are all donating their proceeds to “Hope for Haiti Now.”
The funds raised by “Hope for Haiti Now” will benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Program, Yele Haiti Foundation, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.