Saturday, December 6, 2008

I am ashamed......sort of ;-)

I haven't cooked, barely cleaned, slept little, ignored my boxes of Christmas decorations, mothered at less than my best, and been a neglectful and distracted wife this week. Why? Because I finally picked up the Twilight books that everyone has been raving about. Once I started, I couldn't stop. I finished Twilight Sunday night, spent all day Monday trying to find a copy of New Moon (brad tried, too) and finally located a copy to borrow. I finished it on Tuesday night, and my hubby bought Eclipse that day, so I started it Wednesday and finished it on Thursday morning. I had to wait until Thursday evening to start Breaking Dawn because Brad was not coming home until really late that night. I drove with the girls to meet him for dinner, and he playfully accused me of only coming to see him to get the book. I have to admit, it was half of my motivation, but I did want to see him and for him to see the kids. I waited until I got the kids to bed that night, which took great restraint, and then read for 4-5 hours straight. I had no idea how long I'd been sitting there. I took some breaks on Friday, wanting to stretch it out longer, and today I finished it. I loved the finish to the story, but I'm gonna miss it, too. What interesting characters and great writing! There is just some kind of therapeutic release that comes with reading a good book, taking you into another world. Now, I need to get re-focused....post-Twilight series.

10 comments:

Rachelle said...

You're a Twilight Addict for sure! I was the same way!

Amber said...

Oh, welcome to the world of Edward!! I had no idea you hadn't read them!! AAHH!! Aren't they just intoxicating??!! I was so sad when it ended.

Bonna Keckley said...

I was exactly the same when I read them. They are addicting, aren't they? I'm glad you loved them too.

deana said...

I bought Caroline the whole box set from Amazon.com for Christmas. She has only read the first. I might give it to her early so she can read it while she recovers for her surgery. I am too scared to start reading them. Right now my time is not my own and I am in high demand. Maybe after Christmas when things settle down a bit I will dive into the saga.

Deon said...

You might not want to know this, but on her website is another great read. Well, part of it. www.stepheniemeyer.com
She started writing the series in Edwards eyes. So, Midnight Sun, is Twilight in Edward's point of view. Unfortunetely somebody close to her leaked the story, what she had written so far. So, she decided to not finish it and went ahead and published what was leaked on her website for people to read. It's really good, but frustrating because it's not the whole book. I hope that she re-visits her dream of publishing all the books in Edward's eyes some day. She has many fans who will support her in this. Anyway, I'm not sure if you want this because you thought you were past the reading... but it's really good. I loved the whole series as well. Have you seen the movie yet?

erin sheely said...

That's fun! I'm glad you had fun reading them. :)

Staceroo said...

I get obsessed with books too. I can't start a book unless I know I have a low key week because everything else will get put on the back burner. I read three of the Twilight books when I was nursing Kate and visiting family. I was up reading until 4 or 5 in the morning, just nursing Kate when she'd wake up and then letting her sleep some more and then sleeping with Kate in the mornings until like 11 or something while my mom was taking care of Aly and Lise. You wanna talk about being a lazy mom!

Shannon said...

Vampires are of the devil...just like anger. Haha. ;)

Shannon said...

I mean, contention....contention is of the devil. :)

Mandy said...

I think you had it right the first time, actually, Shan. She said anger (and maybe contention, too)
.....what a memory to hold onto, but funny - now anyways.