Wednesday, January 28, 2009


My dear sister was kind of ticked at my husband when she read my entry about making cookies. And I felt some clarification was needed. So here's what I didn't tell you about that story...

When we visited our families for Christmas, my sister lent me Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. And my sister-in-law lent me Breaking Dawn. I had, as yet, not read any of the Twilight books. I saw the movie and thought it was great. I didn't want to buy the books yet. I'm trying to not buy books until I've read them first, that way I know if they're good enough for my personal library collection. Some books are not up to par and I hate finding that out after I've purchased them. Fortunately for me, my sister and sister-in-law were willing to lend me their copies.

I LOVE to read. Truly! And I am a tad bit obsessive about reading...when it comes to good books. Truthfully, I should say that I get absolutely wrapped up in the stories I'm reading and everything else is left to go to seed. And when I say everything, I mean everything!

I did not think I would feel that way about the Twilight series. I mean, come on! From what other people told me about the series, I figured it was a borderline Harlequin Romance novel. Yuck! And I thought the book would be very superficial. Why? Because several people I know went on and on about how the vampires were the most beautiful people ever. And that's all they talked about. The beauty of the vampires. Completely superficial. So, I was not planning on liking the books. But when I saw the movie, I thought There's got to be something more to this series. And with the Victoria cliff-hanger at the end of the movie, I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

I figured I could grit my teeth and get through the books in a week. Then I would have read them and I would know if Victoria killed the main characters and wouldn't have to think about it again.

I should have known better.

I started reading the series a few days after Christmas and I could NOT put the books down. At all. It was pathetic. But I had to find out what was going to happen next!!!

I ignored everything else. My kids, who were home for winter break, were thrilled that Mom was letting them have movie marathons. Seriously! I don't usually let them watch that much TV, but I was busy reading. They had a Harry Potter marathon, watching all five in a row! Then they had a Veggie Tales marathon. Then they had a Disney Pixar marathon. And a Classic Disney marathon. And a Dreamworks marathon. And I read and ignored everything else.

Hubby was okay with first. He knows that I am an obsessive reader. He knew that it would only last a few days because I was a fast reader. He was a good sport. He made dinner every night for our family. And he didn't complain when I ate as fast as I could then ran back to my bedroom to finish reading. And he did the laundry and the dishes and the other housework. His only request of me...Would I please take a shower because I was seriously starting to smell bad.

Again, he was a good sport. Until I finished Breaking Dawn and started the series Over Again! Then he lost a tiny bit of his composure. But it wasn't until I started re-reading the series for the third time that he really lost it and felt the need to lay down the law, so to speak. Hahaha!! Can you blame the guy! I wouldn't have been too thrilled with him if he hadn't showered for days on end or changed out of his pajamas for that same amount of time. I would have been pretty ticked off if he completely ignored our family so he could go hide out and read a book. Not that he ever would. He doesn't get obsessed by books like I do. ;)

So even though the excuses that I listed in my previous entry for not getting my house in order were true, they were not the reason that the Hubby was irritated with me. Twilight and my obsessive reading habits were the true cause for his irritation. Hahaha! Sorry about any confusion. ;)


Laurie said...

I really want to comment, but I'm not going to. The last time I commented on a Twilight-related post, one of my best friends stopped talking to me.

But... I'm glad you found books you like. :)

Nancy Face said...

I can absolutely relate to you about this! I am also an obsessive reader when the book is awesome, and it sounded like you were describing shower, staying in pajamas, no cooking dinner! :D

I'm so glad you enjoyed the Twilight series as much as you did! It really is SO much more than just beautiful vampires! :)

Meredith said...

Ba hahaha! For real! That is what i thought about the books! When people told me to read them i would think. . . "Pshaw! I'm not reading some dumb book!" Then i read! And got hooked! BUT i proudly admit that i did the same thing with the whole pjs/not showering thing. Maybe it's a sister thing! Or a you and me type-a-thing! ha! Love you much!