I have been sucked into the vortex of the Cullen family.
It's all Sam's fault, really. I had heard of the Twilight series of books; my cousins Katy and Jenn P. are big fans. I never really got interested, though, I thought, "Eh, vampires...not really my thing." But then Sam issued a challenge on her blog. For those of you who don't know anything about this book, or this movie, I'm sorry. Google Stephenie Meyer, get yourself to a bookstore, and get with it!
She was essentially saying, "Anybody whose anybody has read this book."
I couldn't back down from a challenge like that. So next time I was at the library, as luck would have it, there was actually a copy on the shelf. I spent the next four days reading every chance I got, staying up ridiculously late and generally finding ways to make the girls entertain themselves so I could selfishly indulge in a little vampire fantasy.
It's one of those books where you don't want to read it too fast because then it'll be over, but you just can't contain yourself! I allowed myself to rush through it only because I knew there were two more books after Twilight. Now I'm going to have to start rationing myself.
This is my feeble justification for being MIA on the blog. I can't get enough of Edward and Bella! After a panicked morning of finding no copies of New Moon at the library, calling Katy and Jenn, who I thought for sure would have one, I finally found a copy to borrow from my friend Brooks. It was ridiculous how excited I was to have found a copy I can start reading today.
Dan is full of mockery about my "teenage books." Sometime over the last few days we got on the subject of vampires and in a tone of mockery he said, "Yeah, I hear they make really good boyfriends."