We Interrupt This Blogging Silence To Discuss My Latest Obsession

October 27, 2008

Well hello there. Sorry to be away for so long, but there is something that has captured almost all of my free time these days. In fact, it is tough for me to be taking the time away to write this now. I’m not talking about David, although he is with me most of the time. I’m talking about a book. Actually, books.

I began reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyers last Tuesday night. I picked it up in Hawaii when David and I went to a Borders Bookstore to kill time waiting for my flight. I bought it because a friend of mine (not someone whose reading habits I know much about) had recommended it to me quite awhile ago, it was on prominent display in the bookstore, and because I love fantasy in all forms, vampires included. Especially of the YA  (young adult) genre.

OMG I am now obsessed. I finished Twilight early Thursday evening. I accomplished that feat while working full-time by reading at almost every possible chance including stoplights. I couldn’t stand to think of not having something to read the next day, so I immediately grabbed David and we went to Barnes & Noble so I could get the next book in the series, New Moon. I started it that very night, finished it yesterday, and now I’m well into the third (out of four).

Seriously, it’s been since I read Harry Potter the first time since I’ve been this in love with a book series. I am devouring it. I do wish that sometime soon I will fall in love with a book that isn’t targeted toward teenagers. I wonder what that says about me?

These books are about a high school girl who falls in love with a beautiful and romantic vampire. I mean, what’s not to like? I’m a sucker for romance and adventure, especially if you throw in other-worldly creatures and superhuman abilities. The very thing that some people hate about fantasy is what draws me to it: that it’s not realistic.

Anyway, I think David is sick of these books because I keep telling him all about them, keeping him up to date with what’s going on with the characters, and he really couldn’t care less. I’m just grateful that he’s been on a reading kick of his own these days. Sometimes at night we don’t even turn on the TV! At least until I go to sleep, that is.

So people, if you are at all interested, please read Twilight so I can have someone to talk to about it!

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Comments on We Interrupt This Blogging Silence To Discuss My Latest Obsession

  1. 1

    From Tabaitha Kaye:

    I bought my sister the series for her birthday this summer. Like you, she read all of them right away. Sad to say, I have yet to read them. But from everyone I have talked to, they love the Twighlight series.

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    From Katy:

    OK, I’ve been meaning to read them because a few girls at work who adore Harry Potter as much as I do have said I’ll like them. Now, I can add you to the list of people who say I would enjoy this series.

    I really miss looking forward to the next Harry Potter book. Maybe this will help!

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    From David, The Rainmaker:

    …and including reading them at church during band practice in the morning around 8:30 a.m. in between vocal lines :)

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    From Tiffany:

    I read and finished the first three last year AND stood in line at Borders on August 1st to get the 4th book at midnight! My little sister got me into the series. I’m glad you are reading it. Make sure you finish before the movie comes out on Nov 21st!

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    From Emily:

    So, you are “devouring” the books? I guess if you ended up not liking them you could have written that they “suck.” Ah ha ha. Sorry, I’m done. Nope, never mind, I am still laughing at my own joke!

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