Monday, October 6, 2008

112 Hours


The length of time it took me to finish the 4 books in the Twilight series. I have to admit, I was quite hesitant to read these books just because I know how I get when I'm sucked into a book that I can't put down. (It didn't help that there was not just 'one' book, but FOUR.) When I thought about reading the series, my mind would automatically shift to the last book I was "sucked" into... Davinci Code. Let's just say, it wasn't a pretty sight. ;) I also think I sort of liked being a "rebel" and not joining the masses. I managed to escape the Harry Potter series unscathed, even when each of my family members and friends were dying for me to join their fan club. What changed my mind? Well, I overheard my friends, Meighan and Abby, talking about the books at church a couple weeks ago and it peaked my interest. My curiosity got the better of me and I caved. Abby was eager and willing to let me borrow her complete set. As I started reading the first book, Twilight, I thought how silly the whole plot was, kind of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets romantic tragedy/comedy (thanks, Lisa, for the analogy.) But, I have to say about half-way through I was hooked. My house was neglected for 4 1/2 days. My exercise routine was rudely disrupted by my very late nights. Jake wondered if I would ever leave the loveseat in our living room. My poor kids had a zombie for a mom. Don't worry though, I am back. My journey is over... We all survived.

Thanks again, Abby, for letting me borrow your books... I think. ;) I'll return them as soon as I finish "The Host." Hopefully I can have more restraint this time and not read hundreds of pages in one sitting... I doubt it.

11 comments:

Heidi said...

EXACTLY why I have not read this series.

Iliana said...

I never pictured you as a caver. Oh well, I'll be the lone survivor. Actually, I'm thinking of reading them but everyone says "they're lame, but you love them." what does that mean?!

Megan said...

I caved myself. I just finished the first one last night, but I'm not letting myself read the next one until I get a few projects done around the house. :)

Ben and Melanie said...

I did the same thing Jamie, I read the series in a week and a half. Luckily Ben was taking tests so he was staying up late too.

Darren and Traci said...

Good for you! haha I held out a while on them because I didn't think I would like them but Darren kept insisting that I would. yes my husband read the whole series before I even started them. But I have to say I totally enjoyed them even if like you my house suffered greatly during that time. I liked The Host a lot too. It took me a lot longer to get into it then Twilight did though.

Chelsea said...

Hey Jamie, I did get your message, I just can't find it now. Anyway, let's get together. I think that you said this weekend you may be free. Are you still? I realize this is last minute so, if not we'll plan for another time. You guys can come down here if that would be easier.

Chelsea said...

sounds good!! I'm so excited. I'll tell Kyle. What do you want me to bring?

Chelsea said...

Got your e-mail. We should be able to be there at 6:30 and I'll bring rolls and a salad. See you then.

Cansas said...

Yes, I admit I joined the bandwagon after New Moon was written. I wonder what people think of Breaking Dawn! All I know is I would NOT let my teenager read them. Too racy! I can't believe the books are sold on an LDS display in Walmart. Maybe I'm too conservative or protective, but when I hear the Beehives in my ward talking about the books my jaw drops! I also started the Host, but it's been a little harder for me to get into. Maybe I need a Stephanie Myer break!

Cansas said...

Yes, I admit I joined the bandwagon after New Moon was written. I wonder what people think of Breaking Dawn! All I know is I would NOT let my teenager read them. Too racy! I can't believe the books are sold on an LDS display in Walmart. Maybe I'm too conservative or protective, but when I hear the Beehives in my ward talking about the books my jaw drops! I also started the Host, but it's been a little harder for me to get into. Maybe I need a Stephanie Myer break!

corgela said...

Yep, one of the best series written in a long time. I was addicted to them. They are why Pierce is around. :)