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.
I'm a strong-willed woman, wife, mom of three, LDS, U of U grad, runner, gymnastics fanatic, card maker, piano player, slightly OCD, singer, chocolate lover, office manager, cancer survivor, and friend. I started this blog to keep in touch with family and friends, and it slowly turned into my own personal therapeutic outlet. Nothing better than typing out your thoughts, trying to make sense of life.