Until a few weeks ago, I’d managed beautifully to avoid reading Twilight. I have a hard time getting in on a fad when it’s popular. I started reading Harry Potter way after everyone else [didn’t stop me from pre-ordering books 5-7 & thanking the UPS man when he delivered them, though]. I still don’t understand the fascination that people have with Gossip Girl, LOST or The Office. I tried to watch Grey’s Anatomy, but I’m on … season 3, I think. Whichever one ends with basically the pilot episode for Private Practice.
On the nights that Husband closes [which will be almost every night once he’s out of training], I get bored after Butter goes to bed. I’ve read just about every book that we have in the house. Twice. Cleaning would be far too easy to do. I haven’t set up a good craft area yet to work on scrapbooking or sewing. There are only so many shows that I can tolerate that are available On Demand. The movie section turns into a dangerous place for me. The last few times that I’ve been alone with the remote control, I’ve ordered some pretty insane movies. High School Musical 3 and… Twilight.
See, I’d heard that it was a terrible movie. Of course, just about everyone I knew who thought it was terrible had read the book first. I am kind of ashamed to admit this, but I watched ittwice. I have no idea what came over me, but other than horrible cuts & bad production aside, it’s actually not that bad of a movie. The story is a good one. Who isn’t a sucker for a good love story? I’m a glutton for punishment, so I put out the feelers there for someone to lend me the book to read. Shannon was gracious enough to do sowhen we went to the zoo a few weeks ago. I only took the first book, because I was fairly certain I wasn’t going to fall into this fad. I just needed another book to read & my library either doesn’t carry it or has a bajillion person waiting list for it to the point where it’s not showing up in the catalouge online.
I was so wrong. Bad writing aside, it’s a good story [seems to be a theme with this series, doesn’t it?]. It’s one of those “just one more chapter & then I’ll go to sleep” books. We won’t talk about how it’s kept me up twice in the past two weeks. Or how my so-called friends refuse to answer questions about it for me because they think that I’m going to read the rest of the series. I have Google & I’m not afraid to use it, Shannon. ::glare::
I haven’t finished the book yet. I’m about three quarters of then way through it though, and I can say with honesty it’s better than the movie. There are a lot of things that I wish would have been included in the movie. It would have made more sense then. If anyone wants to read it, I’ll throw up a comparison review after I’m done with the book & get to watch the movie again. I think I might hit up Blockbuster for that & the first High School Musical [Oh please tell me that you didn’t forget our devious plans, @burghbaby…;-)]. That should keep me fairly entertained for the weekend while Husband is working & Butter is sleeping.