Goodreads Discovers The Country's 'Twilight Belt'

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Blade wants to kill the Twilight kids

You've heard of the Bible Belt. Now here's the Twilight Belt. 

And honestly, I don't know which one scares me more. 

Social literary site Goodreads put together a nifty graph detailing how its readers have reviewed Twilight, and cross-referenced that with geographical data, showing us which states have an overall favorable impression of Stephenie Meyer's Mormon-fantasy nonstory, and which states have an overall negative impression. In the map below, states that love Twilight are red; the haters are blue. 

What's really funny is that there's some correlation between this data and the results of the 2008 presidential elections, which you can see here

Weird, isn't it? This seems to indicate that if you favorably review Twilight, then you are a Republican. Which I guess makes sense?

Kidding! Seriously though, I don't discriminate against people for their political beliefs. I do discriminate against people for their Twilight beliefs. All those red states down there are dead to me (I used to love you, Texas!). But, interesting to note: Utah doesn't like Twilight! Even though that's Mormon Central Headquarters. Odd.  

In other news, the latest Twilight movie--with its vampire C-sections, werewolves that love babies, and violent sex--grossed $138.1 million this past weekend. 

So, how did your state do on this?  

Image of The Twilight Saga Complete Collection
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Price: $77.95
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2010)
Binding: Hardcover, 2752 pages

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Renfield's picture
Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts November 22, 2011 - 8:51am

Now we know where to drop the bombs. You guys saw that movie The Crazies? Same deal.

Liana's picture
Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch November 22, 2011 - 10:25am

I'm in a pink area, please redirect the bomb to red.

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m1r0k0v from Nebraska is reading Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes November 22, 2011 - 11:25am

Please don't bomb Nebraska.

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club November 22, 2011 - 3:43pm

California for the win!

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EricMBacon from Vermont is reading The Autobiography of a Corpse November 22, 2011 - 4:28pm

Vermont is always blue. Thank god. The south always lags behind unfortunately.

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Limbless K9 from Oregon is reading Wraeththu November 22, 2011 - 6:36pm

Oregon, I'm so proud of you. 

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JonnyGibbings November 23, 2011 - 10:13am

BWAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAA - that pic is amazing, laughed coffee out of my nose. Just epic. Will be laughing at that for days!

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. November 23, 2011 - 8:10pm

That isn't fair though, people from Kentucky can't read...