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Monday, December 29, 2008

My vampire boyfriend



I have caved. I was adamant the I was NOT going to read it. I hate reading popular books. Silly of me, but there you have it. I actually resisted Harry Potter because it was too popular. Of course I finally gave in to peer pressure and the world as I knew it changed. When Twilight became the "in" books I sighed (dramatically), rolled my eyes (dramatically), and scoffed at how improbable the plot was. I mean really, vampires that live among humans, sparkle in the daylight and fall in love with the average girl next door? Pffffffft! Lame. No way would I like a book about that. I was far too cool for that kind of nonsense. Shortly after the move though, I was bored. Bored. Sure, I had plenty to do during the day, you know what with the homeschooling and all, and even in the evening I could watch all 9 of our TV channels and plot and plan where I was going to put our stuff, but I needed to read. I craved it. Reading makes me happy. I can step out of my ordinary self and find something...more. Something different. I read tons of blogs by people I respected and they all seemed to be reading (and loving) it. One day Indy and I were in our pathetic excuse for a bookstore (but that's a whole other rant, so I won't go there) and the new paperback version, the one with Rpattz on the cover, was in the best seller section. I heaved another (dramatic) sigh and bought it. The book sat on the coffee table for a whole day, Rpattz staring at me, begging me to read. Finally (with yet another sigh-far more dramatic than the others), I cracked open the cover and started reading. I read, and read and read. At one point, when I finally got up to go to the bathroom, I muttered "dammit" under my breath. M asked what was wrong. I told him I liked the book. He clearly thought I had lost my mind and went back to watching whatever beat em up, shoot em up, blow em up movie he was watching at the time. The next day I ordered New Moon from Amazon and waited for it. Our bookstore had books 3 and 4, but not 2 (see, complete nonsense this bookstore of ours). More dramatic sighing ensued. When book 2 finally arrived (stupid Christmas packages clogging up the military mail), I read it in a day and a half, rushed to our pathetic book store and...wait. WHAT? They were out of books 3 and 4! I sighed (with frustration) and may have stamped my foot, rushed home, ordered them from Amazon and waited. Again. Impatiently. In fact, I was so impatient I went online and read the plots. That's right! I totally spoiler-ed myself! I didn't care though, I needed to know what happened. I could read the details later, I just needed to know. But, I read the last page of Harry Potter 7 just to see if Harry survived before I actually read the book, so I shouldn't be all that shocked. I need to know this kind of stuff. It stresses me out not to know. I suck at surprises too. Also, I used to open and rewrap my Christmas presents when I was younger. Bad me! On Christmas Eve the books arrived in that familiar Amazon box (I love that swoopy smily thing). Huzzah! Unfortunately, with the whole holiday, family, celebrating bruhaha, I had no time to read! Argh! It was a conspiracy! The day after Christmas, while M was in a left-over-turkey and action movie induced coma and Indy played with the 800 million toys he got, I found time to read! Woooooo! The evening of the 27th, I started on the 4th book. Today, I finished it. I have to admit that the writing was not fantastic. It was far too wordy at times and really JKR could write circles around Stephanie Meyer, but the story itself was great. Edward was dreamy. I love him. I was so excited to finish the books but now....what? What do I read? What do I do? Where is my vampire boyfriend??????


Mmmmmm....he could bite my neck any time. What? He's technically older than me.

7 comments:

duchess said...

Came over from Susie's & love your site. Edward is truly addictive.
Enjoy!

tidymom said...

I came to your blog from Susie's too! OMG I'm SO in love w/Edward too! I'm still reading BD, just started it yesterday - I didn't want to start it because I don't want it to be over.

Have you read the 12 chapters on Stephenie Meyers website of Midnight Sun? It's Twilight from Edwards point of view.- it's what made me love him even more! Have you seen the movie? you have to HEAR him, how he speaks, how his voice SOUNDS, the WAY he looks at Bella, the way he holds his mouth....aaahhhhhhh.....

Welcome to the insanity! LOL

~Tidymom

Natalie said...

Yes, the Twilight series is addicting! My friend says it's like porn - once you get started, it's something you just can't seem to resist. You should definitely read the 12 chapters of Midnight Sun. I think it's much better than Twlight and wish Stephenie Meyer would have finished it.

Mom in High Heels said...

Hello fellow Twilighters! Yes, I have read Midnight Sun. Even though the writing is a bit rough, I actually like it better than Twilight. Mostly because I get to be in Edwards head. Delicious. I have NOT seen the movie because it won't be at our base theater until Jan 25. Bah!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Although my 15 year old daughter has read all of the books (including the online chapters), I have yet to open one. I have had my head stuck in decorating books lately, and I just can't tear myself away from them. She watched the movie, but was disappointed, saying it was a good movie, but wasn't true to the story. I completely understand about resisting popular books!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What's this? Twilight from Edward's point of view? How did I miss that?!

Mom in High Heels said...

Julia! How have you not read this? Go here and scroll to the bottom and you will find the first 12 chapters:
http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun.html

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