Monday, July 28, 2008

What is all the fuss about...?

Ok, NOW I know!!! This one is for all you Twilighters (especially you, Amanda Hadfield!)

For months now...and when I say months I mean probably more than a year...people have been asking, "Have you read the vampire books, or the twilight series, etc?" And I would say no. And they would proceed to tell me I needed to, what I was missing out on. I resisted. Then friends started blogging about it....I probably have at least 5 people on my friends and family list who blogged about it...some of the numerous times. Still I resisted. It can't be THAT good can it? I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I thought so, anyway. My husband is a huge Harry fan. I'm not quite as much. But I really love Harry. I didn't need a new obsession or anything.
As much as I enjoy reading, I don't do much of it...I kind of avoid it because if I do find something I like, all my other responsibilities get put on the back burner. And as a wife/mom of two/housecleaner/laundry doer/etc....I just can't afford it.

This brings me to last Saturday, July 19th. We were at the airport in Salt Lake waiting on our flight to El Paso to visit my dad, his wife, her kids, and all my siblings....and Travis comes walking out of a bookstore. "I got you a present," was all he said, handing me a bag. (This is the best part of the story!!) I opened the red bag and there it was, a book titled "Twilight". Aw, crap. I thought. I told him I had been trying to resist. I guess he knows me too well, figured I would like it. I was skeptical...could it REALLY be THAT good? I liked the fantasy world of witches and wizards....but vampires? I didn't think it was my thing. My sister liked the Ann Rice books...Interview with a Vampire, I think was one of them. I was simply not interested. But now that Travis had actually bought it for me...I had to read it. And read it I did!!! I read the first couple pages immediately but didn't put much time into it over the next couple days....and when I did really get into it there was no putting it down. I loved it, loved it, LOVED IT!!!! So when we got back into SLC airport this past Saturday, I bought book two. The lady behind the counter said she gave me one day to be done with it. Impossible, I thought. I have two kids to feed, love, play with, etc among other things. Sure enough...I finished it (in a little over a day)! And it was longer than the first. I have not yet bought book 3. "Eclipse" But I will buy it tonight once Travis is home from work! haha. I am super lucky. I don't have to wait for the final book that is being released. At least not months like the rest of you, anyway...just a couple days! And now back to something I mentioned earlier (the best part) is that I can blame this on my husband because he bought the first book for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaa I love it.

Can I just say though...I did not like book two nearly as well as I liked the first. Having Edward gone for so long was painful. And I liked Jacob in the first book and fine as a friend for the first little while in book two...but then something happened (I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't read it yet--and I say YET because you must!) and now I really dislike him. I don't feel sorry for him ONE LITTLE BIT. Anyway...I now have seen the light...what "all the fuss was about" and I am so glad!

Travis asked me after I completed "New Moon" (book #2) if I liked it more than Harry Potter and I told him it was hard to compare...because this is far more of a romantic love story (which appeals to me). But are you ready for what I decided.......

I like Twilight WAY, WAY, WAY........................
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MORE! *gasp!*
I didn't know that was possible!

8 comments:

Maria said...

And I thought we could share something in common by resisting these books together...*sigh*

kimis2cute said...

So, I resisted for a long time too.
I VERY long time.
Then one day, my older sister came home with the books, and didn't put them down for three days.
Good thing I was there to watch her kids!
Anyways, then she insisted that I read them, so I finally did, and I too fell in love.
P.S. The third book is AMAZING.

Adrienne said...

As I said, I think Meyer is a better writer than J.K. Rowling, whose work went incredibly downhill in the last two books of her own series. However, I do think Meyer's character repertoire could use some work. When you finish this series, read her other stand-alone novel, "The Host," and you'll notice how she tends to fixate on having a heroine who's portrayed as almost too perfect and a pair of heroes who are weirdly jealous, paranoid, and sometimes violent. When she manages to write a third stand-alone or another series and breaks the pattern, THEN I'll be impressed.

Ashleigh said...

So funny! I resisted as well and then one day my friend broght it over and I had no choice. I did like it, not as much as some people, but I thought it was good. Its funny also how everyone has different taes on it. I would prer jacob to Edward, for certain reasons I can't mention on here but also, you wouldnt have to turn into a vampire to be with him! Anyway, they were good and HA HA Travis started it all! What a good husband! ;-)

Randee said...

HA! I knew you'd give in! (even though it was Travs fault.. :)) But yeah, New Moon sorta sucks compared to Twilight and Eclipse... can't wait for Breaking Dawn... :)!

amanda*celeste said...

OH I LOVE IT!!! Welcome to the dark side!!! Goodness goodness! This is just fabulous!!! :)

Congratulations Jenna, and even more congratulations to Travis for getting you into this mess! It truly is a miracle on earth! Ta ha...

Gallant Family said...

I didn't resist, I just read it and LOVED it too. I didn't read it quite as fast as "normal" people. That is awesome that Travis bought it for you because when I hand the first book to a friend, I have to appologize to the husbands in advance for the way their wives will act. AWESOME!!!

Gallant Family said...

My address is pdgallant@gmail.com
Let's chat about BD!!!