Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Twilight Series

Did you know there are entire web sites devoted to obsessive readers? A quick Google search produced hundreds of web sites where people obsess about their addiction to reading. Yes, I would qualify as such a person. Hello...my name is Debra and I'm a bookaholic.

No thanks to my daughter, I am newly hooked on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. For months Jamie has talked about Edward and Bella as if they were best friends. She was ecstatic when the movie release date of Twilight was moved up to November 21st. She was worried baby Ava’s arrival would interfere with her ability to see Edward, Bella, and all her other “friends” come to life on the big screen. For those who haven’t read Twilight, Edward is a vampire and Bella is his human love interest. You simply MUST read this series! I finished book one of four within a 24-hour period. Yes, I work – and yes, I have a life, thank you very much. Click here for a link to the official Stephenie Meyer web site where you can read excerpts from each of the Twilight books. You can even view the movie trailer (unfortunately I can't link it to my post at the moment).

If you’re familiar with the literary series, certainly you can relate to my obsession and desire to read rather than post on my blog. Tonight I begin book two – New Moon. In the mean time, my laundry pile is growing, there is no food in the house, bills are unpaid, and my canine children sit patiently by their empty food bowls. Okay, so it’s not quite that bad but you get the idea. Shamelessly, I have no self control!!!!

Run...don't walk...to your nearest book store and start reading. I'm interested in hearing from you as you work your way through the four-book series.


Roxanne Schwandt said...

FINALLY!!!! Welcome to the Twilight family, Debra!!! I also am in love with the series, and this is coming from a non-book-reader! I haven't been able to finish book 4 quite as quickly as the first three I completed last year while out of a job. I have about 150 pgs left to read of Breaking Dawn, and it is fabulous!! I have a following of more Twilight readers and the first 3 books are currently in rotation to family and friends. We're planning quite the evening going to see the movie on 11/21/08!!! I'm so glad the vamps drug you into the clan :)

Mental P Mama said...

It's still sitting here waiting for me. This may be the push I needed;)

Deb said...

thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been toying with this series for a few weeks now, especially after I read Jamie's blog about it. But I needed to know the correct sequence of books. Oh yes, I bumped into a like 16 year old girl at the book store, who like told me like which one to read like first...but I was holding out for the accolades of an actual adult who refrained from using "like" 152 times.
I am running to the book store after my babysitting job for today ends!

Jamie Payne said...

Way to go mom! Ya'll thought I was insane for reading at stoplights, behind my garbage can and at the Publix parking lot. Now you know how these books just suck you in. I'm excited to have fellow Edward/Bella fans to see the movie with!!!!

Sarah S. said...

Oh My Gosh My daughter is obbsessed too. Every moment of the day! I have read all the books and they are all very good. When you finish you can read The Host. It is good too.

That is too funny! My daughter has a Deviant Art page and all she does is look at twilght stuff on the site!
Have fun reading this weekend!

Judyann said...

Okay, now I have to start reading the series. Even Jessica and her friends are hooked. Jessica's friend Whitney is reading standing up!