I have read:
Twilight ~ 3 times
New Moon ~ 3 times
Eclipse ~ 3 times
Breaking Dawn ~ 2 times
It would be three times for Breaking Dawn, too, but on my second read-through of the series (about a year ago), I finished Eclipse only to realize that my copy of Breaking Dawn had apparently been borrowed by someone and never returned (i.e., lost forever). At the time, I was still holding out hope that it would show up before I had to go out and buy a new copy (1: Expensive! and 2: That was my special midnight release copy
*sigh*); but, as you may have guessed from the fact that I already gave away this story's ending about 10 seconds ago, it was indeed *lost forever*.
Then, by the time I did get my new copy, it had been so long that I didn't feel right just jumping into the end with such a disconnect going on. SO I waited until after my third read of the first three in the series (just this winter!) to finally delve into Breaking Dawn again, and there you have it: the mismatched numbers.
NOW my problem is, for some reason I enjoyed them ALL so much more than I ever had before (which I would have thought previously impossible, and I really don't know what the difference was!), that... now, I kind of want to read them all... again... *looks around sheepishly*...
Haha! ...Yeah, ridiculous, lol.
The two problems facing me with that (besides the basic ridiculousness factor) is that 1) I am a college student with far more "important" things to be reading/spending my time on and 2) I was a big-time reader in general already -- as in, I am a complete, total, bookwormy bookworm dork -- and that means I have so many other books I could be devouring that I have NEVER experienced, you know? Let alone that I already have three times, haha. I mean, I know that there are a lot of people (especially young teens) who really only got into reading at all through Twilight in the first place, when they had never enjoyed books before -- and of course, I think that's so great! I only hope that they will now be able to branch out beyond Twilight land and recognize the potential of ALL different kinds of books to transport you to amazing new worlds and experiences -- sadly, I worry about this because, even though I already loved books of all kinds and needed no encouragement (rather, I probably read too much and should probably have someone here to smack me around a little to let that go a bit, haha), I am even having trouble "branching out", so to speak.
Which is just... again, ridiculous, lol. Especially since I got some amazing books for Christmas, including but not limited to Pride and Prejudice (which I just finished the other day!), Rebel Angels (the second book in Libba Bray's amazing Gemma Doyle trilogy), and Dragonflight, which I am dying to read.
But... but... and I mean, especially since the release of the New Moon movie... it's just hard not to scratch that itch, so to speak.
Gah, someone beat me up.