I had heard about Twilight here and there before finally reading the book. I knew that there were people that were completely obsessed with it, because whenever they had the cast of the movie somewhere people were going nuts. I was thinking I wanted to read it eventually and see what it was all about. I knew it was about vampires, but it didn't really bother me at all. It is fiction after all. I'm open to reading pretty much anything if someone says its good. I guess I knew it was a YA book, but I didn't really care. I'm 26, so I still kind of consider myself a young adult, and Harry Potter was YA but I thought that series was frickin awesome. So I was in an airport getting ready to board a flight and I wanted to buy a book and I saw Twilight and figured, cool, I've been meaning to read that. I was instantly obsessed. Every free second of that weekend was spent reading it. I would just sit there with a silly grin on my face the entire time.
I was almost done with it on Monday, and I was complaining to my fiance that I really needed to have the second book lined up when I was done with this one because I didn't think I could stand knowing there was more and not having it. Well my fiance was such a sweetheart, he ended up buying the book for me and giving it to me that night. I don't think he realized what he was getting himself into. I then couldn't put that book down, and when I wasn't reading, I was just gushing about the series the entire time. He was annoyed because I wasn't paying any attention to him and all I talked about was Twilight. That kind of upset me because I felt like I had found something I sincerely loved and I was mad that he didn't seem to respect that (we ended up not getting along very well while I was reading these books, but I think he was just being a baby).
Anyway, that didn't stop me from continuing to read nonstop. I bought Eclipse and Breaking Dawn at the same time as soon as I was finished with New Moon. It took me 2 weeks to finish all 4 books. I read in bed, at work when I was on lunch break, while driving (yes I know it is extremely dangerous and a stupid thing to do, but I couldn't help it - I just could not get enough), and all night when I would come home from work. I was literally obsessed, and still am. I agree with the person that said she wouldn't be surprised if the pages were laced with drugs...it was like I was addicted.
I can't even explain what it is about them - I just love them so much. I love all of the characters (Edward especially, of course). I think it's that excitement of first love. That obsessive feeling you get when you first fall in love with someone. I was able to relive that through these books. I'm currently reading Twilight for the second time, and I'm still smiling and giggling like a school girl the entire time I'm reading
. It's really amazing how Stephenie was able to write such a fantastic story with the greatest characters that just seems to draw so many people in. I feel like nothing can get me down since I've read this series. I'm so glad I can come on here and be able to share it was so many other people that feel the same way. I'm trying to get some of my friends to read it so I can obsess over it with them. There are so many funny quotes and sayings that I always almost blurt out, when I realize "no one is going to know what the heck I'm talking about because they haven't read Twilight", LOL.
I really hope the moving does well, although I'm pretty sure it will. I think Twilight fever is far more widespead than anyone expects. But I need all of the books to come out as movies. That would just be so great. Although I'm just glad at least we'll have the Twilight movie if the other ones don't happen. I plan on buying the DVD immediately when it's available. Just so I can watch it over and over again and probably piss my fiance off more
. Oh well, I can't blame him for being jealous of Edward Cullen, because Edward is just perfect!!
Well to wrap it up, these are my favorite books of all time, putting the Harry Potter series in second place for me! I look forward to reading more from Stephenie, though I don't know if anything else will be able to capture my heart like Twilight has.