Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh, Twilight!!

Need I say more? I'm sure all you people that have read the Twilight Saga know exactly what I mean!!! I had heard about these books from friends and my sister-in-law's blog, but wasn't sure what they were or if I would be interested. Then a good friend of mine insisted that I read them. I had to finish the Eragon series first - by the way I would totally recommend those! - BUT in no way did they compare!

I read the first book in less than 24 hours. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed, especially with all the hype. But I did enjoy it so I got the second one and 8 hours later, I was finished and totally in love - not really with Edward or Jacob, just the entire storyline. I must say that I enjoyed the second book much better than the first...the fast reading is a good indicator.

After book 2 I had to take a necessary break. It was really hard to not get the third one right away and dive in, but, I had a Statistics test, a project due for my other class and I was teaching on Sunday in Relief Society. I worked really hard and was able to finish the homework in one night and jumped right into book 3. Amazing!!! Stephanie Meyer has such an awesome gift. The way the story twisted and turned...I was amazed! Then I took Saturday night and Sunday morning off for my lesson and church, but then I got the 4th, and final, book and read, and read, and read.

By this point the kids had had enough of a non-existent mom. They kept bugging me and interrupting my reading. I was really frustrated!! It took me 2 entire days to read the book!! TWO DAYS!!!! While it felt like torture, I was able to breathe a little easier by taking breaks and thinking about what I was reading. It was soooooooooooooooooo good!!!

All this is to show you that I fell in love with the books. I usually read fast - Harry Potter book 7 took less than 24 hours - but not this many books this fast. After my reading whirlwind was over, I found myself going through withdrawls!! Can you believe that a book, or series of books, had this effect? I was totally depressed and sad that it was over. I went online and found and read everything she had written including Midnight Sun. That is Twilight from Edward's perspective. It was wonderful as usual!!

And now, the movie is coming!!! Yay!!!! I am so excited. I have a babysitter coming to stay with the kids until David gets home from one of the recitals that he has to attend and I am leaving at 8 pm to get in line for the midnight showing. I even bought a shirt. This is getting ridiculous!! My friend had shirts made they are amazing! We have quite a group going and I will take pictures so that all of you can see our fabulous shirts!!!