Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Current Obsession

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Twilight.

This is my obsession at the moment.


We bought the book for Pretty Lady when it first came out and then the second one as well. She re-read them both and then we picked up the third book for her this past June. She devoured it no time (hehe... no pun intended)... she laughed, she cried, she forgot we existed. Anyway, she just kept going on and on about them afterwards and I thought, how nice... must be a good teenage-read.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine strongly suggested that I read them. She and I have very similar tastes and opinions on reading material, as well as other things, but I was a little unsure... aren't they books for young readers? Well yes, but so was Harry Potter... and everyone in my little family loved those books. She went on to tell me the effect it had on her, as well as, other grown women. There is a website called TwilightMoms.com just for Twilight obsessed women who are over 25 years of age, married, or have children! I know, right!? How crazy is that?! She told me it was about "first love/true love". Well, I am without a doubt, a hopeless romantic so the first book became a must-read at that point.

Pretty Lady had taken her books to her mom's house (to read over and over again, no doubt) so Friday I went and bought it. I read the whole thing Sunday. From that point on, it was over for me.

My Farmboy liked the effect the book had on me. In the eight years we have been together, our relationship has never wavered. It is still just as strong, but more mature now. I still get butterflies in my stomach when I think about him. Of course they came a little more frequently at the beginning of our relationship, but this book brought all of that sparkly newness back, just a strong as it had been in the beginning . So Monday he came home with the second book. I started it that afternoon and stayed up until 4am reading.


Obsessed.

I told myself I would wait at least a week before buying the third book so that I could attempt normal living again, at least for a while. I ended up picking up Twilight last night and read the whole book again. I am beside-myself-excited about the movie and have read every snippet and watched every bit of footage on the Internet regarding it. I've downloaded all the music from the movie and listen to it over and over again. It all fits so perfectly. I'm still going to give myself a little bit of time before I move on to Eclipse.

I just really should have known better. I don't read as much as I used to, because I do get so wrapped up in a good story. Especially a romance. Not Harlequin romances... I'm more of a Jane Austen romantic. *Sigh* Oh well, it's too late now. And yes, you all probably think I'm absolutely crazy. I've never been really normal anyway, so like I said, I really should have known better.

Ridiculously obsessed.

:) It's too late now though. Go Team Edward! :)


**It's absolutely no wonder now why I love these books so much. Here is a list of a few of Stephanie Meyer's favorite books. If I made a list, it would be almost identical to hers.**

7 comments:

Bettsi said...

I'm the same kind of reader, especially when it comes to good fiction- Must gobble it up quickly! Considering my newly single status, I'm not sure I want to read the books- would they make me sad or hopeful? I like reading about your experience, though- I can SO relate!

Sherry said...

I don't think you're crazy at all and I don't think you are "obsessed" in the negative sense of the word. I think you found something that just speaks to you and have stirred your passion -- for reading, for romance, for life...and that's never a bad thing. Blance is good too but I don't think this is a bad thing at all!!

Sherry said...

and it would be sooo good if I could remember how to spell!! Or not type so quickly..and proofreading is a good thing too!! ♥

Brenda Kula said...

Who the hell wants to be labeled "normal?" That would be boring. I'd much rather see someone be as excited as you obviously are about something that touched a chord. If an author can do that, they've won the war for why we shouldn't do away with books. And why we should encourage our children/teens to read.
Brenda

Lori said...

i have been hearing about those books on a lot of blogs...they are on my list of books to get when and if i ever get my busy buns to the library!!!

Diane said...

I haven't heard of these, Alisa. You've made me curious! Are they something a 40 year-old married daughter would like? And how about a 32 year old single daughter with no special man in her life?

I will be checking these out on Amazon! Thanks!

Diane

emily said...

I just started reading them and half way through the second, I'm obsessed as well!! I don't even think they should be considered "Young Adult"! Can't wait to read more! Did you know there is a movie coming out on November 21, can't wait!!
emily