Saturday, March 27, 2010
Okay, so I am going to be the first to admit that I was not excited to read this book. I actually avoided it for years just because of all the hype. I was willfully against reading it and thought that the excitement surrounding it was silly, especially from the grown women I knew who were over the top in love with these books. I just could not imagine why they were so crazy about them but decided that I had no desire to read them and was just not going to do it. Fast forward a few years and two books have been made into movies and the advertisements are everywhere. At this point I just didn't even really think about it anymore but I finished the book I was reading and was ready for something lighthearted and fun. I was considering re-reading some of the Harry Potter books when a friend suggested the Twilight series. I has been avoiding them but then thought, really, why not?
This past Monday Dal went out of town so I decided to borrow them from a girlfriend and give them a whirl. Little did I know that I would be engrossed in a matter of moments and that I would finish the book in just days. I could not believe that while they were so simplistic and almost childish, that they stirred in me some adolescent memories that made them ring so true and overpower me with a sense of excitement and nervous energy that I could not explain! I was much more into the books than I ever imagined I would be and while they are over-the-top ridiculous in story line, somehow that doesn't seem to matter when you are reading them. They draw you in and you are hooked! While I am still not sold on the swooning and older women throwing themselves at the actors in the movies or saying that they are falling in love with "Edward Cullen", I can sheepishly admit that I am thoroughly enjoying the story and have been converted to a Twilight fan!