Sunday, August 3, 2008

I gave in

I read 250 out of 500 pages yesterday.




Most of you know that I am a square conservative born again Christian, so you have to believe me when I tell you that this book is nothing like I thought it would be. No horror, no blood, no offensive knocks against my beliefs. It's just a fantastical complicated love story between a human and a vampire. I will gladly drink a cup of blood eat some humble pie and tell you that yeah, it's pretty good. Having said that, I'm on board for the rest of the series and would actually go see the movie. I brought it to the pool on Friday, and when Little Riding Hood's friend saw it, she said "Oh, my sister read that."

Yeah.


She's 13.


PS. Thanks for playing my state game which has somehow morphed into a Mister/Miss America pageant. I am getting all the sashes links loaded state by state. So ya gotta give me a couple of days. Now go get your gowns ready. And practice your smile. And your wave.

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27 Comments:

Megan B said...

Snicker, snicker, welcome to the Twilight madness :) A lot of people (me included) don't like book #2 QUITE as much as #1, but #3 is really good and I'm itching to crack the spine on #4, which I picked up at Costco yesterday :)

Midwest Mommy said...

Lol, I put the books on hold at the library, only number 410 on the wait list :-)

Tiffany said...

YEAH!!! I am so glad you gave it a chance. Whenever I recommend it to people, I always say "Don't read the back cover, just read the book."

Welcome to Crackliture.

{Anissa} said...

I heard about the book on someones blog! Will have to look and see what it is all about! I am also a born again christian it was a year in march that I was baptized.

Steph said...

so what made you give in?? I loved the harry potter books but somehow vampires seem worse than wizards?

Rhea said...

I gave in and read all three books a few weeks ago. LOVED it. Now I need to get the fourth one.

All my sisters are reading it now and my mom is about to start...and yes, I see all those teenagers reading it and feel retarded...

Kathi said...

Debbie,
This is perfect timing! I had just read about how GREAT this book was on somebody else's blog....(maybe Jennifer P.) I was planning to get it for my next read.

Tonight, my 15 year old daughter told me at dinner that she wants to read it too! I may have to fight her for it!

Can't wait to see if you got all 50 states!

Amy said...

I wanted to get back into reading again (I have been out of it awhile) but hearing about all the buzz on these books caused me to go out and buy the first book yesterday. I can't wait to get some good reading time in.

I can't wait to see what you come up with on the states. :)

Trish said...

okay dear friend, I had the exact same reason as you for not wanting to read this book........

then miss Lula assured me that it was all good. THEN she ordered a copy from Amazon and had it on my doorstep the NEXT day!

I am about 1/2 way through also, and I'll have a piece of that humble pie also, cuz I'm liking it too!

Now, didn't I tell you that I wasn't putting on a gown OR those shoes OR makeup?

No way, no how..........

Z's Mom said...

Hey Debbie, I started reading it this weekend too.....and I will be sucked in for the rest of the series too! :)

I'm gonna start practicing my wave.

Susie Harris said...

Cant wait! Susie h~

Michelle said...

Ok, somehow I've never heard of this phenomenon until now when I keep hearing people reference it like this -- just a slight tease. And there's a movie for it, too? I need to get out more. And read more (I'm still working on finishing the daily paper ... daily).

But I'm most excited for the pageant links. I've got the heels on and I've been working on my talent. It isn't writing, in case you wondered!

Kat said...

Debbie...I need to get out my end of the world phrases again. Cause you read the book. AND posted on the weekend!

I had the book on reserve at the library...but then bought it this weekend. Decided I just couldn't wait till number 280something was called. Half way through it now!

Mrs. Jones said...

My brother gave that book to my daughter, and SHE LOVED IT. I've been meaning to read it myself.

~Heather

Lula! said...

I love, love, love you! Thanks for trusing me...seriously.

Aren't you happy now?

OK, keep reading...you have 3 more to go in the series. All good. I promised. I would never (intentionally) let you down!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I had never heard of it until I was in the airport, and saw EVERYONE reading it. Someone at my conference was reading it and told me it was about vampires, and I thought "what??!!!!"
Now, I know if the woman who won't read Junie B Jones reads it, it's got to be ok? hee hee

Karen said...

I have them as well. :-)

My fiend's teenage daughter wants to borrow them. I actually bough something that she approves of!! :-)

Bobbi said...

I enjoyed the Twilight saga in this order: #1, #3, #4, #2. I'm glad you're enjoying them!

Jennifer P. said...

now don't tell me ANY more about this book, k?! One day I will give myself the gift of reading this series (preferrably before the movie comes out), but I don't want to know more than I already do :)! I don't even know if I'll be able to go near Tiffany's blog for a few days.....

Do you know Stehenie Myer dreamed the idea for these books? Hope that happens for me one day! If I can't be the next Charles Dickens or even the next Ernest Hemingway, I'd settle for being the next Stehenie Myer with a big, fat wad of cash in my pocket (to do many good and charitable things with, of course :)!).

Heather said...

YAY!!!! Welcome to the family. See? It's not scary at all. Okay...keep reading so we can discuss.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

You know... I have this tendancy to REALLY buck the crowd... just a complete refusal to follow it... thusly I've not read or seen a Harry Potter, nor a Lord of the Rings... and this whole Twilight thing... I want to, but yet it goes against me....

Trey and Cheri said...

This book was just chosen as the next book in a book club I am in. Glad to hear a fellow Christian's perspective of the book. -Cheri

Elena said...

So so so good! Love these books. Haven't read #4 yet though. I started the entire series over last week and have been enjoying taking my time reading them for the second time. (I couldn't read them slowly the first time.) I'm hoping by the time I'm ready for #4 it will be back in stock. You should see how crazy people are here about it. It seriously shocks me to read the comments of people who don't these books. Glad you joined the bandwagon. :)

This Mom said...

I tried to start this book and could not get past the first chapter. I guess I need to try again.

Melissa said...

Okay, so who's starting the book club blog? Am I totally out of the loop on that? Is there already one? I am starting to understand the term "Crackliture" the more I get to know you ladies.

Ok, so Deb, Am I Ms. South Dakota?

Mamasphere said...

A friend of mine is raving about this book so much, I'm almost convinced to buy a copy and put it at the top of my waiting to be read list (it's at about 50 right now!).

Caroline said...

Okay, if you read them, I guess I can too. I'm officially convinced.