Dear Jonathan in Aberdeen:
If somehow you were able to understand the appeal of these books to women; you would have an edge on most men in this world.
While it is true that these books are not great literary achievements. It is also important to note that the imagination found within their pages makes them fun for most women/young women to read. As my daughter-in-law Melissa so aptly pointed out...IT'S FANTASY.
So, Jonathan, I can see that you have an engaging sense of humor by looking at this photo. If you must keep yourself warm I would suggest that you abandon the idea of burning books and embrace literally "a hunk, a hunk, of burning love." Which is more than Edward Cullen would ever be able to offer.
Cristie Clark Carter