After a week of heavy, it’s time for something light…but don’t judge too quickly.
If you visit my site, you’ll likely notice the Twilight countdown on the sidebar. Yes, it’s true. I’m part of the Twilight Revolution. No, really, I don’t know that it’s what “we’re” called, but it is what “I” am…I LOVE THIS BOOK – if you haven’t read it, rethink that.
I can’t say I’ve read the series yet because I’m only 200 pages into the 2nd book, but the first book was one of the most exciting, nothing to do with anything things I’ve had in a long time. It’s doesn’t relate to our family, my mothering, giving advice, or in any way mirror my life.
My husband isn’t a vampire (yes, it’s about vampires) and insofar as I know, I’m not either.
Considering I get queasy with a nasty wound that’s on someone other than my kids, I’m thinking I’m really not…I don’t think I’ll bite on anyone’s neck any time soon…well, not deep enough to get any blood anyway.
I’m not the only one. But I’m 36 years old (Yikes, did I say that out loud) and I’m gushing over a teen novel. Whaaat. Yes, (hanging my head low, taking a deep breath) I am.
This novel, by Stephenie Meyers (I just typed that from memory) is riveting, strong, and draws you in, in a way you’d never expect. In fact, it hits you from another place. The story involves vampires, but is not about vampires. It’s about a couple who find each other and work their way around life and their connection to be together…and happen to be teenagers…and one happens to be a vampire. (continued below)
The best part, is, well, there’s two best parts: 1) unless you have something much more intriguing to blog about, like the fact that you or a loved one are a vampire, this has no basis in reality and therefore it’s a complete quiet escape from your life (which I need); and 2) Stephenie Meyers writes in a profoundly detailed manner which makes you have to stop and think about what you’re reading.
When I first began reading this, I almost felt like a 1st grader learning to read. Her details were so precise that I needed to take the time to build it in my mind. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to write like that. It’s a beautiful thing to read that level of writing.
What I have found in this whole Twilight Phenomenon is that everyone who knows about it, who has been willing to forego their misgivings about reading this type of story, everyone is addicted, enthralled, excited, and immeasurably moved by this series. My girlfriend, Mrs. S. and I were having a visit, discussing other things.
We eventually moved to a conversation where she outed herself…well, really, I don’t know which of us outted ourselves first. I think it was a trade. I told her my dirty little secret that I was and still am addicted to Charmed. (Shaking my head, closing my eyes).
I can’t believe I am telling you all this, I am addicted to Charmed (another to do about nothing)…but that’s another post. Since I was willing to give myself up on that little snippet of info that I should never tell anyone, she was kind enough to out herself to me about this series.