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Monday, December 1, 2008

Obsessed With A Capital O

I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus.

The first reason is the usual Thanksgiving/Guests excuse. I was busy shopping, cooking and entertaining for over a week! I also hit the Black Friday sales for the very first time (and did it all wrong- I've already developed a different plan of attack for NEXT year).

The second reason is that I started reading the Twilight series.

Heaven have mercy. I had no idea it would turn into such an obsession! I mean, I've heard poeple talking about it, but I just had NO IDEA.

On Saturday I read Twilight in six hours while my last guest was out on the town. Once I'd picked it up, I could NOT put it down. Gilberto was on child duty the whole time. I was so wrapped up in reading I sort of disappeared from life and don't have a clue about what they even did, but Gabi was still alive and happy when I finally finished. That's all that matters, right?

When my friend got back to the house, I dragged him right back out to see the movie. He'd left me a totally normal person and returned to someone with mussed hair and eyes blazing with desperation. He knew he had to go or I might combust. And bless his heart for not leaving me alone in the theater after the first 15 teenage angst filled minutes.

On Sunday, after saying goodbye to my friend, I read New Moon. Then went and bought the final two books and read half of Eclipse last night. Gabi pretty much ran wild the whole day (I did feed her, but I don't remember what). I brought it to work with me today so I could read on my lunch break, and any other break I get. I might even be able to work it out so that I have more breaks than working time.

I feel like I shouldn't even be blogging! Like Bella and Edward are suspended in time and that it's not fair to them to not be reading and making their story come to life. I said I was obsessed, but I might also be slightly insane.

There's only one thing nagging at me. What am I going to do when I finish the fourth book? How could the author end at only four? I'm going to need more!

31 comments:

  1. Uh-oh, you're scaring me. Not because I find your behavior hard to relate to, mind you. But because I feel myself being pulled to the dark side, too. And I would be the same way--obsessed. :) Enjoy! :)

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  2. I have yet to read those books. They don't really seem like my thing, but I'm not one to miss out on a bandwagon.

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  3. I know exactly what you mean about the characters being suspended in time until you get back to reading. I thought I was the only one who felt like that!

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  4. I am so jealous you actually have time to read. I've been reading the same book for the past 4 months ... I can't even remember the name of it.

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  5. OMG-I am so right there with you! I just started reading twilight and I can't stop! I am living for nap time because then I can read some more about Bella and Edward! When I finish the book I am so going to see the movie. Would Gilberto mind watching my kids too?

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  6. WELCOME BACK! You were missed. I think I'm avoiding these books for two reasons. First, I'd be JUST like you! Not a bad thing really, I kind of dig a, but I'd loose all sense of perspective and four kids running rough shot while mom is off doing the teenage vampire thing is just not a good picture! Secondly... well I'll just say it.. I don't want to "cheat" on Harry Potter. Yeah I know that evil cow Rowling says she's killed him off but I hold out sick hope that she is just building up the market. he he he

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  7. Ditto! Scary huh...I'm so sucked in! My family has come second to the books. I read the first two within 3 days and I'm normally not a big reader. I lived for time to read for three days straight. I need to go buy the next 2...I am so worried about my addiction when I finished the 3rd then the 4th book...what then?!?!

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  8. I know what you mean. I'd never heard of the books or Stephenie Meyer until I had started blogging this past July... I kept reading post after post about the books and upcoming movie. So I bought the 1st book to try it... and I. Was. Hooked. Read the 1st one in a day. Then went out and got #s 2 and 3... and finished those just in time for the release of Breaking Dawn. Bought it the day it came out and stayed up all night reading it!

    You should check out:

    http://stepheniemeyer.com/pdf/midnightsun_partialdraft3.pdf


    She's started writing a new book... Midnight Sun, it's Twilight retold from Edward's perspective. Don't know if you've heard about it or not, but the partial draft was leaked on the internet, so she has indefinitely put off finishing it. But it is seriously the best she has written! She HAS to finish it!

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  9. How funny! I thought my daughter wasn't home or sleeping over somewhere when she was reading the last book. Hear she was reading quietly for about 10 hrs in her room! It's nice to have you back!

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  10. SIGH.....you've been pulled in too??? I think I am the only woman on the planet that isn't into these books. Kudos to Stephenie Meyer for all her success...but I got to page 300 of the first book and just couldn't read anymore. Ugh!

    But that's just me....seriously...just me...I haven't met another person who doesn't like these books.

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  11. right there with you, i am half way through new moon....so addicting!!

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  12. It's a sickness. I too have been infected...and then I infected my friend. I gave her all four of my books to borrow late last week and she is already starting the third. She and I have a date to see the movie (my second time her first) on Sunday. I can't wait to get them back from her so I can read them again....Help. Me.

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  13. i absolutely REFUSE to pick that book up... because i know that's what will happen. and i just have too much to do!

    as for the black friday shopping, this was my first year as well. thankfully i went with a veteran and she showed me the ropes... otherwise i would have failed miserably.

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  14. LOL, you've been busy girl!!! I still have yet to read the series, it's on my to-do list for after Christmas!

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  15. i read the first one and saw the movie. and i think i am done. i must admit that i am one of the few that "liked" it but didn't "love it". i tried. i did.

    hope we can still be friends :)

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  16. I couldn't stand it any longer...after reading blog post after blog post...hearing friends tell me I MUST.

    I...BOUGHT...THE...BOOK. But I have been avoiding opening the front cover. I'm worried! Who will clean my house, who will feed my kids, who will keep the hubs off my back for slacking?! Most of all, who will update my status on facebook and who will post on my blog? As if I don't already have enough distractions!!!

    For now, I'm still resisting the peer pressure and the book remains on the shelf in the study.

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  17. too funny... you will read them over again like the rest of us.. :D

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  18. I know! it was hard for me to put them down too!!! They really are just that good!

    And I am still needing more. I dont understand why she stopped. I need more Bella and Edward.

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  19. welcome back! lol at your obsession. Only I totally feel ya. I've been obsessed ever since. I couldn't bear for the books to be over, so I just reread them all. And I think I would read them again, but they are in Chile. ;)

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  20. Hilarious. I love that you feel guilty, like you left bella and edward hanging- that is so funny!

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  21. I take back my invitation for coffee. Call me when you're back to normal. *wink*

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  22. I've never read any of the Twilight books. *shame* I borrowed the first book to read on my vacation this weekend.

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  23. I am definitely going to read them these Christmas holidays!

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  24. Thus the reason I dare not pick up the books...I can't handle another addiction. Good to have you back

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  25. Oh girl, I hear ya loud and clear! I started book #4 about 3 weeks ago. I have had to exercise my willpower to the FULLEST because I don't want it to end. Oye!

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  26. Well, should I be happy that I supported this new addiction?

    :)

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  27. Welcome to the dark side muhahhaha!

    Haven't read them, but I will at some point. Meh. Teenage vampires..

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  28. I knew it was a "young adult series" when I read all the books, the momnet they got to the book store. Really!!! I stood in wait for the delivery trucks like a crack head. I am of the many adults who did. I was months done reading all the books when there was talk about a movie. I could not wait. Then a year later I saw the actors only a tween could love. (movied to Okinawa have not seen the movie yet *sad face*) I hope it is a good movie anyway. I just have to say that is not what my Edward looked like.

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  29. I surely must be one of the last few bloggers to indulge in the Twilight series. I just am not feeling the whole vampire thing, even if love is involved.

    Enjoy!

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  30. Okay, I haven't started reading these, and I'm thinking maybe I should wait till after Christmas to start, lest I come out of the haze and realize the tree has fallen on top of a child and the other is swinging from the garland??? ;)

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  31. okay- after reading all of these comments- I'm going to HAVE to read the books. Soon. Like tomorrow maybe. :)

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