Thursday, October 30, 2008


So, yeah, I forgot it was Thursday. Sorry! However, I have a really good excuse for my lack of calendar awareness. Sunday morning, thanks to a raving recommendation from Rhonda Nelson at the Soapbox Queens, I started reading Twilight. And finished it Monday afternoon and started New Moon. And finished it Tuesday night. And started Eclipse yesterday morning (and should finish it sometime today).

Now, I know what you're thinking - she stayed up all night reading and that's why she forgot to prepare a blog. Surprisingly enough, that isn't the case. I actually put the book down at 10:30 for something and knew if I picked it back up again I wouldn't get any sleep. So my lack of a timely blog isn't from sleep's from preoccupation. I have been eating, sleeping, working, dreaming this series since I started reading it Sunday morning. I am obsessed with Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the Cullen family and I won't be able to do or think about anything else until I've finished them all.

This could be a problem. I'm not on deadline right now so I have a little breathing room but I'm trying to get ahead on everything and take advantage of NaNoWriMo next month. Sunday (because I already had commitments for Saturday) I'll be starting a month focusing on writing the rough draft for my next book... However, if I haven't finished reading these books I don't know how much I'll get done.

Has anything, a book, a project, a heavy life decision, taken over your life like these books have hijacked mine?


P.S. In case you haven't figured it out, I highly recommend this series, especially with the first movie coming out in several weeks. But don't start them unless you have plenty of time to read them all.


Problem Child said...

Funny, DG just came home with the first book.

I'll add it to the list.

Smarty Pants said...

Yeah, I'm giving in to the dark side. I just went ahead and ordered the box set. If I end up hating them, I'm sure someone on Ebay will love them.

I was this way with the HP books. I hadn't really even heard of them until Goblet of Fire came out and it was such a big deal all of a sudden. My friend had all four and when I was staying with her over Thanksgiving, I started reading Sorcerer's Stone. A week later, I finished GoF. Of course, then I had to wait years to read the next ones.

You better wrap that up, though. Writing time is upon us!

Linda Winstead Jones said...

I loved all the Twilight books. Devoured every one. The last thing that hijacked me that was was the Steven King Gunslinger series, when I got the last three books for Christmas. Love a book that takes me away!

I'm almost afraid to see the movie. That's NOT the Edward I saw in my head. Imagine that. :-)


Sherry Werth said...

My daughter has read the Twilight series and couldn't put them down either. And trust me, she is not a fan of reading anything. Her friend let her borrow her books so we don't have them ourselves. Which is probably a good thing since I don't need another obsession right now.

I'm trying to get things in order around here in preparation for NaNoWriMo. I wonder what I have gotten myself into by signing up for this thing?

Playground Monitor said...

I've heard wonderful things about these books, but I certainly don't want to start them now since NaNoWriMo starts in less than 48 hours.

The last books that got me hooked was the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum books. I read the first 6 books in about two weeks, just in time for the release of SEVEN UP. Then I had to wait a year til HARD EIGHT came out and another year for... well, you get the picture. Book 14 came out this summer and I haven't read it yet. I think the shine has worn off Stephanie Plum.


Word verification = fliashme. I swear I didnt' see that when I wrote "the shine has worn off."

Angel said...

Oh dear. Maybe I ought to just order the box set to arrive at the end of November. My reward for finishing NaNoWriMo. Loved the trailer!!! Definitely have to see that in the theater.

The last thing to snag me like that was the JR Ward series. My sister bought me the first 5 for Christmas and I read them all in 7 days. Growling at my family when they wanted something and generally hybernating until I was done. Not pretty, but I LOVED them. Now I'm afraid to read the last one until another comes out, because I'll want to know what happens and another won't be out for a long time.

That's why I love finding series AFTER all the books are published. :)


Lynn Raye Harris said...

Blogger ate my post. Wow, that hasn't happened in forever!

Anyway, said I blogged about a book today too. I picked up Marjorie M. Liu's Tiger Eye last night -- and got hooked. I'd never read her before.

Have not read Twilight, and must wait until after NaNo. :)

Grr, Blogger.

Darling Geek said...

A friend at work loaned Twilight to me, recommending at as a read. Frankly, from the blurb on the back, it doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I'll give it a try. And it'll be around when it gets to the top of PC's to-do list. I estimate around this time next year.

Problem Child said...

Gee, thanks, DG for the vote of confidence I'll get out of my hole soon...

Anonymous said...

Yep, I can get hooked too. There are several writers that when their publications come out, I'm done for - Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one such writer. Sometimes my work load will do this to me and when I get home in the evenings, all I want it quite and lots of it.
word verification...onautplu would that be autopilot?

Kathy said...

#4 has read the first 3, 3 times. She's finishing up book 4 slowly only because she's had English stuff to read for school. I plan on reading the whole set when I can find time.

I love the trailer and plan on going to see the movie as soon as it hits the theatre. ;)

If only I could write something as gripping as this...

Kathy said...

Oh! #4 also said, she doesn't want book 4 to end and that's another reason why she's savoring each word. ;)

Rhonda Nelson said...

Glad I corrupted you, Kira! I absolutely CANNOT wait for the movie. Woot!