Monday, March 30, 2009

Leave of Absence

I took one.... this past week. I couldn't help myself.

I was drawn into the Twilight world.

Yup, that's right. I got sucked into the world of vampires and wolves. I can't believe it myself. I had no intention of reading the series, at all. One of Keith's co workers asked if I would like to read the books, knowing that I love to read. I said, no thanks. She sent the first book, Twilight, home with Keith anyway... just in case I changed my mind. And, I did.

I finished my book from the library and was in a reading frenzy. I get in those every once in awhile. I don't want to watch tv or be online, I just want to read. So, I had to feed the frenzy. I picked up Twilight.

That was all it took. I couldn't put it down. I read the first book in about a day and a half. These are long books too! I knew I needed to read the second book. I had to find out what happened to the characters. Over the next 5 days, I read the entire series. LOVED IT. During Chloe's naps, I read. After I put her to sleep for the night, I read. While I made dinner, I read. In the bathroom, I read. For almost an entire week, I had my nose in a book, every spare second that I had.

I was shocked at how good the books are. I don't ever read that type of book. I usually stick to Christian fiction for my leisurely reading. So, imagine my surprise when I joined the thousands of teenage girls, engaged in this vampire-human love story.

My only regret.... I have no more books in the series to look forward too. I wish I wouldn't have read them so quickly.

We rented the movie last night. Watched it. It was alright. Doesn't come close to touching the books. Waaaaay too much detail is left out. I recommend the books instead.

Have you read the series? What did you think?


Sarah @ this Beautiful Mess said...

Oh, Corie. We're too much alike! =)

I read them and loved them. I did. The movie stunk.

I'm having such a hard time with the books though. I plan to blog about my "issue" this week. I don't like that they're driven toward teenagers, I guess. I feel like it gives teen girls such an unrealistic idea of what relationships are about. You know?

Don't get me wrong, I thought they were fun and I read through them quickly.

Glad you liked them too.

Summer said...


You know...I actually saw the movie when it first came out before I even read any of the books. I just wasn't aware of the series. Immediately after seeing the movie, I decided to get the books.

I, like you, finished them in record time. I was so despondent after finishing...I WANTED MORE! hahaha...I actually posted about should read

I am definitely going to re-read New Moon before the movie comes out in November....

Have a great day!

Ang said...

I am CRACKING up reading your'll have to go back and read my Nov 08 post... ***Twilight Warning this is long**** post... I COULD NOT put the books down and I am like you, I normally don't read this 'type' of book. "My" Chloe ask me all the time 'When do I get to read Twilight?'..she is much too young now but I will one day..course by then the frenzy will have passed but we own all 4 books from my older daughter and the movie..ha
BTW you may have already responded but I just changed my blog to private (I think) and I am not sure since I follow you if you can post on mine or need and invite or not. If you do my email is Thanks!! Don't forget to read my Twilight will get a kick out of it and let me know what you think.

Corie said...

Sarah, I completely understand what you are saying.... I totally agree that they give an unrealistic expectation of relationships. I have a hard time with that too. Shoot, I have a hard time with it and I am 30 and I know that is not how relationships are.... I can't imagine what it could do to a teenager.
I still really liked the books.

Alexis Jacobs said...

I had sworn off and refused to read them. I am not a paranormal type of person at all. I finally got tired of defending myself and decided to see what all the hoopla was about. I read all 4 books in 4 days. I LOVE LOVE LOVED them. I think I am in love with Edward. The movie was blah.

You can actually go and read online the first part of a book she wrote from the Twilight Series from Edwards perspective.

Baba said...

How wonderful for you that you get to see a Hindi Wedding this summer! What a treat! Thanks for stopping in at Babasfarmlife and commenting! I love your comments!

Summer said... had also asked me about knitting....

I actually picked it up quite easily...only took me about 5 minutes...haha...It's really simple once you know the basics. There is an adorable little knitting shop a block from my house and I took some lessons up there with my momma. You should DEFINITELY do it!

And, I know what you mean about never watching commercials....I really don't either (thank you DVR!), but every once in a while if I'm watching the news or something, I can't help it... :)

Have a wonderful and wacky Wednesday!


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Louise said...

LOVE the series, one of my faves for sure!!!Yeah didn't think the movie came close to what the book captures!!
Happy to have you on the Twilight train :) LOL

Anonymous said...

i just figured out what twilight was!! i can't decide if i should let myself get sucked in or not :)

Erin said...

LOVED the books!! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them!!! Read them last summer and I couldn't put them down and went into withdrawal when I was finished them. I've seen the movie (and I own it) and even though it doesn't compare to the books I still like it a lot.

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