Monday, January 12, 2009

Sucked in. Will Not Be Out Until It's Over.


Here's the thing. I do not like sci-fi or fantasy. Never have. Even what little I read of "Harry Potter" gave me nightmares. I know. Stupid. It's not just the nightmare thing. I have never liked sci-fi, fantasy and, I must add, really trashy romance novels. I'll read just about everything else. I especially enjoy historical fiction/non-fiction.

So, how did I get sucked into the "Twilight" series (see Amazon sidebar for links)?

It started when several people my age (the series is targeted to teenage girls), on Facebook and Goodreads, raved about the series. Then, the movie came out in the States and there was more buzz. So, when Amazon.com suggested I buy the book, and I was buying books anyway, I ordered "Twilight," just for kicks, thinking I wouldn't even make it through a chapter...

I read the first book in just about a day, ordered the rest of the series when I discovered it was sold out in English here and in Gibraltar. I then checked the mail every single day after the status changed to shipped, practically pleading with the postal guy to make my order magically appear.

Friday, the rest of the series came in.

I've been reading ever since. Laundry is behind, dinners have been lacking creativity (think, pasta and jarred sauce). It's taken all I can muster to get the dishes cleaned and the girls dressed into matching clothes. Lila's potty training has been pushed to the side and my whole family is feeling somewhat ignored. Pictures have not been taken, blog has not been updated. Calls have not been returned. I even found myself toweling off after a shower and reading as water dripped off my hair and onto the book (I know! Gasp!).

I can't even say what I like about the book. It's well written and, while some parts are immature, and I want more of Bella and Edward and less of Jacob, I cannot put it down! When I'm not reading, I feel like I missing part of movie. I now have 1.5 books to read and will be done by Thursday or Friday, at this rate. However, I know I should slow down, savor it, and drag it out a little longer. I heard the movie is pretty bad - but, will probably rush to go see it when it starts playing here anyway.

So, if you're wondering where I am, I'm probably curled up on the couch, with a hot cup of tea, and book in my face. I probably have no idea what the kids are doing and will probably kick myself later when I find clothes out of drawers, rooms destroyed and rolls of toilet paper unraveled in each and every toilet.

7 comments:

Angie said...

I get that way with books. I can't imagine having an entire series of books waiting to be read. I don't like vampires, though, so I won't be reading the Twilight series. And, yeah, I'm not big on fantasy, though I did like Harry Potter. And, HATE trashy romance.

Natalie said...

Angie, I HATE HATE HATE vampire stories. In fact, I've tried to read one here and there and just couldn't do it. But, this is good. Maybe I'm a sucker for a love story (that's not trashy). Next time you see Twilight at the library, or a friend has it, read a chapter or two. You may be surprised. Really, I bought the book thinking I'd give it away as a gift or save it for the girls. I had NO intention of reading it, to be really honest. In fact, I was even irritated when people kept mentioning it to me. Anyway, now I'm irritating you! :)

brenda said...

I am reading this series too! WOW! and I am totally sucked in...get it? sucked in...?

Jay and Amie said...

Glad you are liking the series Nat! I'm on Eclipse and unfortunately with work don't get to read as often as I like (though I am going to Barnes & Noble today during lunch to read a few chapters!). Funny though, I actually liked the movie (thought the first book was pretty immature and the movie put it in better perspective for me), and want MORE of Jacob! For some reason I like him better :) The author is local here in Scottsdale so the hype in town is even more than normal. Hopefully she continues writing because I have seen her improve significantly from just book 1 to book 3. She has some talent!

Deb said...

Been there, done it.... read 'em all, seen the movie... know what you mean, not sure what the attraction is, but once you get started it's hard to stop.

Tricia said...

I'm in the middle of the second book. I'm sucked in myself.

Kristin & Jeff said...

I NEED to get the books. Everyone is talking about them. I just finished the Novel The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. Same way. I couldn't get enough of the characters. Took me 3 days to read 600 pages...my poor kids & house! I need to go out and get the seqeul. Now that I have a routine and a few hours to myself at night - i have been reading till the wee hour of the night - and I LOVE my sleep...but LOVE reading!!! Can't wait to get the series of Twlight.