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?)

11 comments:

jorgstyle said...

I don't know what to think about all of the women in the Church these days... I mean what kind of rubbish are you all reading?

The image of you running in to the library and coming out with a book all excited is just too much. I mean, do you get little stickers on the back of your library card?

Lindsey said...

I'm still saying never and I LOVE young adult literature.

Laura B. said...

They are totally addicting and really they aren't even that great. I mean seriously...Edward is way too over-the-top for me.
However, I will still be the first one to pick up the new book when it's out!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Twilight series. I was really bored with them at the beginning also, but once I got into them, I couldn't put the book down!

chyayn said...

Good for you.:) Im having a hard time finishing the 3rd....but they are a fun read. Ok NOW you must read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. YOU MUST.:)

Erin said...

welcome to the club.

Laurie Jones said...

I have to admit that I loved the books!! I was actually really sad when I finished the third one, but Brandon was sooooo glad! I am a sucker for the romance what can I say?! They actually really get you thinking. I know I am a weirdo.

Corinne said...

Ha! Few people have picked them up and not gotten hooked. Did I think they were great literature? Absolutely not. Could I put them down? Nope :)

Andrew said...

I cant stand that girl Bell no guy would like her not Edward or the other guy Jacob. We read those books as well sad but true.

Andrew said...

I cant stand that girl Bell no guy would like her not Edward or the other guy Jacob. We read those books as well sad but true.

Goeb Life said...

Okay, this post is weird because I just read the books three years after you posted them! LOVED them all...and have seen all three movies! I cannot wait until Breaking Dawn comes out!