Despite my lukewarm feelings about the “Twilight” movies, I was curious about the books. On the same day I returned the book that I lost interest in for a book discussion, I thought I should check out “Twilight” while I was there. Not surprisingly, all the books from the Twilight craze were all checked out. They asked me if I wanted to reserve a copy, and they would let me know when it was available. I shrugged and signed up for that deal.
They emailed me last week to let me know I could pick up my book. I went there in the scorching heat, wondering if it was all worth it, and picked it up and checked it out at the desk with ease. Once I got home, I started reading it…and reading…and reading. I knew that, since I saw the first two movies, I would unfortunately picture the actors while reading the book, rather than make up my own images and use my imagination. I have to admit, they did a pretty good job casting the characters. I just wish they had been more careful with Bella’s character. Surely there was someone out there with more expressive eyes? Anyway, I also pictured Robert Pattinson as the vampire, Edward Cullen. I didn’t have a problem with that because….confession time….he’s kinda cute and alluring in his own special way.
One of my coworkers found out I was getting into the books, and she said that, when I’m ready to read more, she would loan me her books. I think she said she has all of them. She also told me about an unpublished book that you can find on Stephanie Meyer’s website. It’s like Twilight, but it is told through the character Edward Cullen’s point of view. I was able to read some of it on Friday when it was so quiet up at the front desk. It was so easy to get into that version.
My mom and I went to a flea market on Saturday. I bought some jewelry and was still on the hunt for other things. I played with the idea of maybe finding a copy of one of the “Twilight” books. We were almost done browsing, when my mom said, “Look, ‘Twilight’!” Not only was there a paperback copy of “Twilight” (like new), there was also a copy of “New Moon” right underneath it. Only $2 for each book. I did not hesitate.
Now I have my own copy of two of the books and I can return the rented one to the library. I spent Saturday night sipping beer (I splurged and bought a six-pack of Samuel Adams – the cherry wheat flavor) and reading my book. Good times, good times.
What did all of you do during the weekend?