Love Overflowing

A lull

You might have noticed or not the lull in my posts. There is usually something to read a few times a week. I looked at my little calendar thing and there was only 3 for the entire month of March and it’s the 11th already. Whoops! Sure Emily and I have been in the middle of potty training but that’s not my reason. The reason I have been so preoccupied is crack. Crack you say? Yes, crack. Crack in the form of books.

I had never heard of Stephenie Meyer or the Twilight series before my best friend Cindy’s husband’s birthday. She and her friend were excited talking about seeing the movie. They asked if I had heard of it. Nope. She explains to me that it’s a series of books about love and vampires. They were aimed at teenagers in the beginning but the books had put many grown women into a swooning frenzy. She asked if I would like to read them.

I was never into Ann Rice and her vampire books like my sister was. I didn’t know if I wanted to read them. They weren’t really my cup of tea, in my opinion at the time. Cindy, being the wonderful friend that she is, brought her set to me anyway. And they sat. They sat in the bedroom for a week or two. Cindy asked me once or twice if I had gotten around to reading them. By that point, almost everyone mom in the gym had been chattering about the books. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and see what all the hubbub was about.

Oh. My. Goodness. I am SOOO glad that Cindy brought me the books. I could not put the down. I like to read but it’s not my passion. I read so many books to Emily during the day sometimes reading is the last thing I want to do during my down time. There are only a few books that have really gripped me and made me unable to put them down. I can now add these four to the list. I read four 500+ books in less than two weeks. That is a record for me. I seriously could not put them down. They were like my drug and I needed my fix.

If you have never read the books (I am not sure how many of you are out there since I am late to the party) I truly suggest picking up, borrowing, bartering, stealing (just kidding!) all four books. You will not regret it. I promise that. Just don’t shoot me if you do!

I have never read a book that had me gripped to my seat like these books by Stephenie Meyer. While reading I would find myself holding my breath, anxious, still as a log, tense, happy and everything in between. I probably sound like a true dork but these books really drew me in. I think Stephen is really happy that I am done. He has his wife back. After I finished the last book, Breaking Dawn, I was a bit sad. And that is true dorkiness.

I am excited though. The Twilight movie comes out soon. I have not seen it and am ready to! I have several friends who have it pre-ordered so I shouldn’t have anything to worry about. If all else fails, it’s on pay-per-view! I didn’t see any trailers or movie posters before I read the books so the characters are totally different than what I had pictured. It should be pretty interesting to see how they turned the book into the movie.

Thanks to all my friends who sucked (pun intended) me into this awesome book series! I really enjoyed reading all four books and cannot wait to see the movie and movies as the come out. Can I count on viewing parties?!?