Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Never say never
Alright, so it was just a mere month or two ago when I confessed my lack of reading. Well, my friend Chy Ayn asked if I'd heard all the rage about "Twilight" - which I had, from multiple sources. So, I went to the library to see if they had a copy.
"Yes," the librarian said. "It's over here in the Young Adult section."
What? Young adult? Oh great - is this some teen angst novel??? Strike one.
"Here it is."
400 something pages? Come on guys, you know I'm a beginner.... Strike two.
Well, I brought it home and watched it move conspicuously around my house for a while seeing if it could tempt me to read it. I finally couldn't think of a strike three, so I picked it up. And put it down two days later when I was finished, of course. Although halfway through I was like - this book is about what??? But of course, it was too late.
I have now succesfully (even having to wait weeks inbetween for a copies to come in to the library) read all three books in the series, and even when I picked up the last one from the library I got back in the car and said to Ryan, "Oh goody - this one is over 600 pages!"
So there you have it. I am a changed woman. Ok, granted, it was a young adult novel, not the finest print (and probably with lots of pictures as Ryan would tease me - actually he still teases me about my obsession with the book - and it's subject, for those of you who know). So yes, it was a nice, easy read, intriguing romance - good starter books for me. We'll see if I keep up my reading. I have a few others in mind now.
(BUT -- if it HAD come out as a movie first, I'm sure I would have still skipped the novels all together. Oh well, can't change all at once now, can we?)