I have spent the last four days doing nothing but reading books.
It all started simply enough last saturday. I have been wanting to watch the Twilight movie for a while. I’ve never read the books, and once I know there is a movie version I prefer to see that first before I read the books. I saw a commercial reminding me that it was released that day, so I checked my on-demand, and sure enough they had it! So I decided to rent it.
Well it turns out that I totally love it! Which isn’t all that big of a surprise, I do like the genre after all. Well after I watched it saturday night I became a little obsessed with it (I tend to do that when I fall in love with something new). I dreamed about it during the night, and it was the first thing I thought about when I woke up in the morning. So I watched it again sunday morning. Then I spent most of the day doing other things, but all the time it wasn’t far from my thoughts, I kept thinking about this scene or that scene and imagining where the story went from there. So at the end of the day, when it was still all I could think about, I decided to order the books, and as long as I was at it I ordered the movie and soundtrack as well. Thanks to my membership to Amazon Prime, which includes free two day shipping, I got them by wednesday.
As soon as I got them late wednesday afternoon I started pouring through the first book (498 pages), which I finished by midnight taking almost no breaks. Then the next morning (thursday) I started by watching the movie and after that I read the second book New Moon (563 pages), which I finished by early that evening. I had planned to take a break at that point, catch up on the tv shows I had been tapping and not watching, do the dishes I hadn’t been washing, things like that. But instead I started the third book, Eclipse (629 pages), right away. I thought I would just read a little bit until the evening’s tv shows started. Well it turns out, just like the last two books, I couldn’t put it down. In fact I had such a hard time putting it down that kept reading and reading, and I ended up staying up all night (which I almost never do, I like my sleep to much!) to finish it about 9am friday morning. At which point I gave up on the idea that I could distract myself and I started the fourth and final book, Breaking Dawn (the longest at 754 pages), right away. I spent the rest of the day reading that until I couldn’t keep my eyes focused anymore at about 9pm, and I collapsed into bed. I then finished the book after about 3 hours of reading this morning (saturday).
I can’t believe that it took me so long to find this series! I am totally in love with these characters. And it is so wonderfully written! I am pretty similar to Bella in a lot of ways, so I could really relate to her.
The last book felt very familiar though. Almost like I had read it before. But how could I? It was just released a few months ago. Unless I found a sample of it online? But I remembered big hunks of the book. Like several chapters in the middle. I don’t know if it was maybe just my tired brain remembering a similar story or what. So that was kind of weird.
It was kind of nice that I was able to read all four books back to back. The one thing I hate about reading book series is waiting for the next book to come out. But this way I was able to read the whole story from start to finish. I am so sad that there is no more to the Bella and Edward story. But I feel like it came to a good end. Everyone ends up happy. Isn’t that the way all stories should end?
I also LOVE the soundtrack. I played it on an endless loop while I read the first book. It has such great songs, and I love Bella’s Lullaby and the song Never Think by the movie’s star Robert Pattinson.
So you can include me among the countless number of Twilight fans!