I decided late last night, that if no one else understood you guys would. We are all writers, so most of us are readers.
I'm a reader of various types of fiction. I'm not big on sci-fi or romance novels, although I've read a few. I prefer a good murder mystery (love Patricia Cornwell or James Patterson). I'm also in to novels, such as work by Pat Conroy or Jodi Picoult. Beach Music is one of my favorite books. It takes place in the south - close to my heart, and is full of character, family, and plenty of story.
When the Twilight series came out, I understood the passion behind the readers, I just didn't believe it was for me. I didn't want to read about vampires, or some story for a love sick teenager. Science fiction and romance are not for me, especially all rolled into one.
Then a friend gave me Twilight. She handed it to me about a month ago actually.
Saturday night I found myself with nothing new to read, nothing to watch and a sick husband. I figured what the hell and dug out the book. At the least, it would lull me to sleep.
HA - I was so wrong. That book was my addiction from very early on. The more I read the more I couldn't put it down. I got up to pee and to refill my glass, that was it. I read until it was finished, not caring that it was 2 am and the boys would be up in a few hours. I was loving the damn book and couldn't figure out why.
I still didn't know why Sunday either. When I found myself at Wal-mart on Sunday afternoon, looking for a shower caddy to stop little man from pouring out all the shampoo, I knew I would be buying the next book. I couldn't wait on the library - they're not even open on Sundays. I had to get the next book.
And where was I at 8:30 last night? In the chair, thrilled that the boys were quiet in their beds. Thrilled hubby still wasn't feeling good. I had me a book to read. And yes, I finished it one night. I kept saying to myself, when he transforms, you can put it down. When she figures it out you can put it down. But I never put down the damn book. It was like crack. A crazy addiction that had me up until 2am- because I had to finish the book.
Now I understand ladies, now I understand.
I also understand that I am not going looking for the next book until I get some sleep.
Way Down We Go
1 month ago