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!