Saturday, August 8, 2009

I Never Sleep

There is a reason more than 10 million Twilight series books are in print. Twilight, the first in the series is an addictive story, a love story actually, but not in a conventional sense. This is the type of book you might read in just a few sittings, or in my case, laying in bed with the flashlight on my chest so I do not disturb Big Poppy or Little Guy while I'm reading until well after 2 am (my alarm starts sounding at 4:30 am). I became engrossed in its fantasy world. It's not the next great thing in literature, but it is a fun book that stretches your imagination.

About a year ago one of my girlfriends started talking about the Twilight series. I thought she was a bit off her rocker. I mean why would I want to read about vampires? I didn't have a clue what the books were about nor was I going to waste my time reading them. I should have trusted JGR's judgement, after all she was the one who also convinced me to read the Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling. However, it wasn't until a night with some old college girlfriends when they discussed the books for quite a while that I decided to take the plunge into Twilight.

I'm hooked. I don't sleep at night because the story in so entrancing. I find myself, a grown, rational woman, wondering how much I could get done in the day if I truely never slept and could move lightening fast. Edward is a young girls dream, though most would not admit this, since he is well-mannered, striking, the ultimate bad boy (the sense of danger) but still a gentle guy and only has eyes for Bella.

Little Guy is read to often from the books. I do worry that a vampire series will do damage to him (not really but you never know) but from watching Three Men and Baby years ago, I learned that it doesn't matter what you read to a baby, it's all in the tone of your voice.

It's time for you to go out and get your forbidden fruit and read Twilight. This first book will capture your imagination, even if you are not into vampires. The book is not about vampires, it is just an aspect of the book, it's a book that encapsulates those first feelings of teenage love and the anticipation and heart ache it brings. Although it has a fresh look at the vampire aspect. I loved the reason vampires cannot be in sunlight.

You'd be mistaken if you thought this book was just for teens. Stephenie Meyer speaks to all those girls that in the moment, going through the emotions of their first love. As a rational 30ish female, you can go back and relive those feelings. All in all, Twilight is an immensely enjoyable fantasy, and captures the feeling of first love perfectly and tangibly.

1 comment:

  1. I just laughed! I also read in bed with a flashlight ~ have since I was little! LOVE IT!


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