Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sure Sure

Living vicariously through a 16 year old girl via a Vampire Saga has been both good and bad.

The Twilight Saga was initially written as Young Adult fiction by Stephanie Meyer. Well it didn't take very long for many woman, who do not fall into that category, to become completely, compulsively, and passionately obsessed about this fantasy world.

Yeah me too.
I know. I know. I know.

I have always loved vampire novels and shows. Interview With a Vampire was one of my favorite books in high school. I preferred Angel over Buffy though... and now I watch Bones too. Not about vampires I know but he's still pretty great to look at and it's very well written.

So I knew that Twilight was coming to the theater last November and I much rather read the book first if I want to watch the movie. With a 10 hour road trip ahead of me over the Thanksgiving holiday, I grabbed what I thought would be a good read to pass the time. So Twilight it was. I really couldn't tell you how many times I zoned out on the drive to the Ozarks. I was really surprised that I got sucked in so quickly. Before Twilight I wasn't able to finish a book since I had Bennett Claire (who turned 2 in August). As much as I love to read I just had way to much to do... so I thought.

My FIL sure thought I had lost it and Jon was thrilled that I wasn't bitching about having to watch MORE football. I was flipping out over a book written for teenagers.
I couldn't tell them that a book written for teens was better than listening to them talk about NCAA teams, shotguns, whiskey, blah blah blah. I was over it. Time to escape

As cold as it was outside, sitting on the ground completely and utter captivated by the story of these fantasy creatures was exactly what I needed. The deeper I got into the story, the more I realized that I was sitting in the woods, in the mountains, in rainy and misty weather. Oh the irony. Yeah I know it sounds silly but I startle easy. So I closed the book and went for a ride, through the woods.
It wasn't long before I realize how secluded we were and I would need to get my hands on New Moon. I called the closest "big box" store (read HellMart/Wally World) only to find out that New Moon was the only one they DIDN'T have. grrrr
So I called the next closest, then the next, and yet another. Jon and his dad thought it was pretty funny that I was working this hard to find "just a book." They all told me the same thing.
I called the 4 closest stores. The drive time ranged from 30 mins (closest) to almost 2 hours. Yeah that wasn't gonna happen.
The other bookstores in the area.... Well let's just say that a vampire book would not have been anywhere near their order forms much less on their shelves. We were in the Bible Belt/Folk Life Central ya know.
And all that hard work and spazing out for nothing. We ended up being tourists more than I thought so I didn't have as much time to read as I thought I would.
We were 20 minutes from home when I finished. Since nothing was open at 2 am, I waited until we got some sleep and went out and bought the other 3.
I was not going to be in that position again!

Now I can't stop reading... Future post on my FAV new books.... Non-fiction (well mostly) and side splittingly (not a word, yes I know) hilarious!!!


Daisy said...

heather can you see this comment???

Just Being Me said...

Most drivers around her drive me insane! So oblivious to the world around them! Sigh!

Bethany said...

I was in Belize on a mission trip in July, and ALL of the girls from about 16+ were reading these books-- it was the first I'd heard of them! Almost everyone ended up getting the flu, so the adults read them too...I have yet to pick up the first one ;)

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