We are reading Twilight in book club this month. Instead of waiting an indeterminable amount of time for my turn at the library I just bought the book from half.com. I was excited when I got it in the mail on Friday but I didn't let myself read it until I'd finished last month's book, Thunderstruck (which was good by the way). I finished that one Saturday so Sunday night I picked up Twilight.
When I get into a book I immerse myself in that book. It's hard for me to do anything else. I remember when I was younger I would sit on the couch and read all afternoon from start to finish. Of course those were books like Nancy Drew or Babysitter's Club but still I couldn't put them down. I've been known to read the Harry Potter books in one or two sittings. I knew that it would probably be like this when I read Twilight.
Sunday night I read for around three hours until almost 1 in the morning when I finally forced myself to go to sleep. Monday night I couldn't stay up as late but again couldn't put the book down until midnight.
After dropping Rachel off at preschool yesterday I headed to the park instead of my usual destinations of Target or Vons. I read for the full hour and a half and finished just in time to pick Rachel back up.
After finishing it yesterday I felt like I could move on with my life. It had virtually stopped the last few days while reading Twilight. Not that it was the most intellectual book I've read or even the most suspenseful or thrilling. It was intriguing. It kept me guessing about Edward and vampires. I'm not an expert on vampire, you see. I throught there were a few holes in the plot and times where I had to ask myself, "Did they mention this before and I missed it?" but overall it was extremely entertaining. I was a little dissappointed in the lack of emotion I felt--I have been known to cry while reading books--toward the characters but I'm definitly hooked (by the way, my friend Lacey said she cried in the third book so I guess there's still hope). I alread put the next two books on hold at the library and can't wait for my turn!