Thursday, October 29, 2009


I finally got sucked in (no pun intended) to the Twilight Saga.

I had not read any of the books, but when the movie came out in December of last year, I went to see it. It was so cheesy at parts and I just couldn't buy into it. It was even hard to sit through the whole thing.

Then, a few weeks later at Christmas, my 20 year old niece gave me the book. I thought the gesture of her sending me a gift was nice, but I had no intention of reading it. I just stuck it up on my bookshelf.

Months and months passed. I've read lots of great books in the meantime. But finally, there was a lull in my book reading. I was out of books, and the library was closed. So, I decided to pull Twilight down from my shelf.

And within the first few chapters, I was somehow riveted. I couldn't seem to put the book down. I understand the reason so many girls and women love these books. I think we're programmed to like this kind of story. It's romantic, forbidden and unstoppable love. These stories have been around forever- and throwing vampires into the mix just makes it a little more edgy and sexy!

I liked it so much I even re-rented the movie that I had found so ridiculous less than a year ago.

And I learned that reading unrealistic fiction can be a lot easier than watching it. My brain allowed me to buy into all of it while I read the book, but I still found parts of the movie pretty hard to swallow.

I know the sequel, New Moon, comes out in theaters in November. And I will confess that I've got the book here beside me, waiting to be read. This time, I'm getting right to it.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

You pretty much had the same experience with the book that my sister had. She had very low expectations, and suddenly 2-3 weeks go by and she's read the first three books! She still has the 4th book, but hasn't read it yet because she's not ready for the story to end.

I guess I'm afraid to be sucked in too, so that's why I haven't even touched the books. It might be different if someone gave it to me as a gift. Then it's like the decision isn't mine. :o)

Glad you had fun with it!!