As some of you know, I boycotted the Harry Potter series pretty successfully until December. My niece convinced me to read them (which btw, I'm glad I waited so I could read them straight through). I couldn't believe how much I got sucked in. I finished all 7 books in a 16 day period. It was pretty intense. And I thought this was unusual...
Then, last Saturday I picked up another series people have been suggesting: "The Vampire Books."
I read the first one, Twilight, in 8 hours. I looked at the clock and it was 10:00pm, and I didn't have book two, so I calculated my options. Go harass someone at Barns and Noble to open the store just for me to buy a copy, or wait until Monday when they would actually be open. I called the friend I borrowed the book from and she suggested Walmart. I drove to 2 different stores and to my dismay they were both out of stock. AGH! I called or texted half the people in my cell and finally one friend said they had a copy and would bring it at 3:00 Sunday. *sigh* I just had to wait 16 hours.
After a restless night of sleep, the longest morning of church EVER, and pacing my living room for another half hour my friend delivered the goods. I finished New Moon in about 10 hours - and being prepared for the addiction, I made sure I already had Eclipse to attack when I was done. (I finished this one Tuesday afternoon). Since then I have consumed everything on Stephenie Meyer's website - including the first chapter of Midnight Sun (Twilight from Edward's point of view), and restarted Twilight.
I have to say... I should have waited until book 4 was published. I can't even stand it. I am dreaming about Edward, Bella and Jacob... and Justin thinks I'm a nut. I told him I want my own copies of the books for my birthday - but early (my birthday is in September).
So, the point of this post - is to ask any of you if you can suggest another series or book that is good enough to divert my attention from these. I can't take it anymore!
And just for Anna.. here are pictures of the actors that will be playing Bella and Edward in the upcoming Twilight movie so this post isn't "boring."