Monday, March 2, 2009


When I was a little girl, my Mom used to be able to pick up one of the Little House on the Prairie books, open it to a random page and just start reading. She had read the books so many times (there are like 15 total in the series) that she basically knew them by heart and whatever page she turned to, she'd know exactly where she was...

...I always thought she was nuts. It took me long enough to get through ONE book, let alone read any book more than once, and she had read ALL of these books tons of times!

Then... along came Twilight. Sighhhh (And Mom, read them.) Last night since I had finished New Moon and I obviously didn't want to start another random book knowing full well that my wonderful husband was taking me to get the other two in the morning... I picked Twilight back up, opened to a random page, and started reading. Yep, it was just as good the second time (three days later)... obsessed much? To add insult to injury, we were driving to the mall to get the last two books and I was apparently quiet for a while and Stu asked me what I was thinking... I was actually thinking about dialogue in the damn book! (The meadow scene... Sighhhhh)
Lindsay, the saint that she is, even volunteered last night to bring the next book to work with her so we could pick it up (how awesome is she??), but I knew I'd want to read them again and Stu already we could get them... instead, she and I and our mid-twenties-selves gushed about Edward via text message...
So, after I finish this blog I am going to go start Eclipse (book 3 of the series for the non-Twilighters). I put dinner in the Crock Pot, vacuumed before Stu left, just finished up dishes, and now Kaden is down for a nap... Yay! Time to read! Lucky for me I have until tomorrow before next week's assignments come out for school. Thank goodness because I have been a little preoccupied!
This was me this morning, btw. See? I do other things than read! :) (Skeletal system lab... that's a cow long bone) See the focus? :)


  1. I can pick up the book, The Thornbirds, and do the same as you and your mom do...just open it up somewhere and start reading! haha You surely look like a dedicated student in your "cow bone" picture! Good for you...I can see a doctor in the future! Love you! Mimi

  2. No way! Sick! You should have seen me! I was way too grossed out just by the bone to ever consider working in a hospital in any way, shape, or form. No way, Jose! :)

  3. I do not understand the obsession with Twilight. I read that book (had NO desire to read the rest) and she is just NOT a good writer. Her writing is very blah. Nothing special at all. Her popularity is all based on hype. Too bad, because she obviously has good ideas. After the Twilight mania dies down, she will have to start producing quality writing to achieve that same level of success and I just don't think she has it in her! Blah, blah, blah! I'd like to read the rest of the series just to make a more objective observation, but my "to read" pile is just too big with quality reads to squeeze in another Edward/Jacob glorified romance novel!

  4. Meh, I don't know, I think her writing is good for the audience. It's directed at teen girls and with that purpose in mind, I think it sucks you right into the story.

    Maybe you've become too old a woman to remember the joys of teen romance??? :)

  5. As much as I loved the series, I have to agree with Mary-Leah on this one. Try reading her story that is supposed to be "adult fiction" titled The Host. She just can't pull it off. Her writing is only appealing to those of us who are captivated by the story.

  6. I may have to go pick up that book. I love reading also, and by the sounds of it, you can't put it down, and that is what I love about reading. :)

  7. Yuck! What did you actually have to do with the bone?

  8. NOTHING could be more BLAH than the Harry Potter books - and mediocre writing at best - And for Sydneys information, I started Twilight yesterday - Not sucked in yet, but I only got through 1/2 a chapter so we'll see...
    The cow bone was gross, but nothing is grosser than sputum! THAT is the reason I could never be a nurse!!
    Love, Mamma

  9. That cow bone looks NASTY! lol

  10. The second two aren't as good as the first, but Lindsay says the last is the best anyway. It definitely reads like a 15-year-old wrote it, but it kind of feels right to me. Poor Stu was trying to understand last night but gave up in short order, "Wait, so Jacob and Edward ARE friends?" "No, they hate each other." "Then why is she two-timing?" Haha!

    Glad you're trying it out though Mamma! :)

  11. Haha. Well, I lvoe the books because I AM a 15 year old girl! I don't really enjoy the kind of books that English teachers select for assigned reading, you know? I like reading books that are simple and don't have that "Hidden Message" idea. :) Anyway, they're fun and easy reads. I really don't get why people hate them that much!

    Love you!