Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kids? What Kids? Can't You See I'm Reading?


I just finished the third book in the Twilight series.

One week-3 books.

My poor kids. Actually, it was a perfect week to ignore them-Margarita has been gone on a week long field trip and Julio got strep and has been lying on the couch sleeping most of the week. So it was really like I was neglecting just 2 kids instead of 4. Well...and a husband. By Tuesday night he was pretty fed up. When I did put the book down to acknowledge his presence, it was almost as if he didn't want to hear about the crisis-du-jour of Bella and Edward. Go figure. Wednesday night I made myself leave the book in the kitchen until he went to bed so I didn't ignore him for the 5th night in a row.

Today, he went out of town, so I could finish the last book without guilt. Bwhahaha.

The books were kind of draining for me-like when I watch 24. I wouldn't say they were my favorite books ever, but they sure held my attention. I thought Meyer did a great job of accurately depicting the feelings involved in young love, heart break, parental love and protection. Bella kind of bugged me at times. But even so, I haven't been so engrossed since Harry Potter. I found myself wanting to read the books constantly-even in the car (despite the fact that I get very carsick very quickly).

Unlike the Potter books, where I was always sad to finish a book, I feel relieved tonight. I don't like scary books or movies and this was about as scary as I can handle without totally freaking myself out when I get up in the middle of the night to feed Pedro.

Bad vampires are very bad.

I'm glad I don't have to think about it again until August 2nd.


Blackeyedsue said...


Kari said...

Too funny. I get drained with 24, too, but I'm truly hooked--I only let myself watch it when I'm on the elliptical machine. That's totally my motivation to exercise. Anyway, sweet dreams without vampires!

No Cool Story said...

And amen.
I also get carsick, so I'd take any second while stoped to read the books.
Bella was driving me crazy by the 3rd book, but I was trying to give her a brake because of her issues with her immature mother and stuff.
I cried on the 2nd one :(
I laughed and blushed with the 3rd one
I fell in love with Edward on the 1st one.

I have had the hardest time finding good books lately. Fortunately, just this week I read two books that were pretty good and I'm starting one tonight.


nikko said...

And an amen from me, too.

Not necessarily the best books, but they are so engrossing. I'm glad I'm not the only one that got a little annoyed with Bella.

Janet said...

Finally someone else with the same opinions about Twilight. Fun and engrossing, yet still not my favorite series.
I was feeling dumb because I don't have an "I Love Edward" t-shirt.

Did you know they're making a movie?

JD said...

I am finishing them myself I am trying to take it slow and draw it out......I am not being very successful.

Anonymous said...

So, do you really think she'll end up with Edward? I don't, and I find the warewolf very irritating.

Calandria said...

Oh ave, hush. you know she'll end up with Edward. And the werewolf is the best. Go Jacob!

I wanted to slap Bella. She drove me nuts. But yeah, I read all three too and very quickly. ;-)

Paige said...

August 2nd? Is that when the next Twilight book comes out?