About three things I was certain:
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him
- and I didn't know how dominant that part of him might be -
that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
Right? So not something that would make me want to read a book. Either way, on Monday night at 10:00, I got in bed to read the first few chapters before I fell asleep. At 5:00 am, I finally shut off the light to go to sleep, having read all 500 pages in one sitting. Addicted. Obsessed. Here is a link to the Amazon.com description/review of the book, which still won't convince you it's worth reading:
I have since gone through the rest of this week (until today) fighting myself not to stop off and buy the next two books in the series, on the grounds that I need to get some sleep, and I was afraid I would stay up all night reading again. Today I bought the second book, New Moon, and plan to read most of the night tonight. I have already loaned Twilight to someone, and have someone else waiting to borrow it once I get it back, and I have convinced two other people that they need to buy it immediately. I actually used the words "intoxicating" and "breathtaking" to describe this book. And the kicker of it is, I cannot explain why I am so obsessed with this series. I have viewed most of the websites dedicated to the books (except those that would spoil the ones I haven't read yet), I've watched both trailers for the movie - yes, the movie! - that comes out in December (multiple times), I've considered attending the midnight release party the night the fourth book comes out (and ultimately decided against going, as I might just be one of the oldest people there - how bad is that?) I think I will, however pre-order the fourth book, and stop by the store AT midnight to pick it up - or at the very latest, I'll go first thing in the morning.
I'm not kidding, these books are totally geared toward teenage girls, and I (and a lot of women I know) am so smitten with them, it's insane. Here's a link to the video of the cast of the movie being introduced at a panel discussion earlier today at Comic-Con (if you don't know what Comic-Con is, good for you. That means you are not a huge nerd):
Notice the screaming? It's out of control, right? I confess: I watched the video on the edge of my seat with excitement, and am still trying to find a video of the full Q&A panel interview. I am a huge nerd. But at least I acknowledge that something is wrong with me.