I am currently obsessed with the Twilight book series. There I admitted it.
I bought book 1 (Twilight) as a spur-of-the-moment purchase about 3 weeks ago at Target. I had read things here and there about the books and I knew the movie was coming out soon...and so I figured, what the hell. I'll give it a shot.
I. Loved. It.
I devoured that first book in about 2 days. Then I bought book 2 (New Moon). Again, it was finished in about 2 days. I HAD to buy book 3 (Eclipse) as soon as possible. Then I was done with that. It was as if the pages of these books had some crazy drug on the pages...I could NOT get enough.
I bought book 4 (Breaking Dawn) on Sunday. So far, I'm 300 pages into it. And I'm loving every second of it.
I have the same feelings for these books as I do with Harry Potter -- I love them. I love them a lot. I get totally lost in the pages and lose track of time. I feel connected to the characters. And, I want to read them all again. [For the record, I tend to do this with many books: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, The Mayfair Witch stories by Anne Rice, Gone with the Wind -- I've read all of them many, many times].
I guess I'm just a big book nerd. Sue me.
And last night, my sister and I went to see Twilight. It was a really good movie. I've heard some negative things about it -- but really, it was good. It followed the book for the most part (granted, there were some things left out, but that happens with every book-to-movie conversion). And Robert Pattinson as Edward? Perfect casting. Just perfect.
As I walked out of the theater I felt the same urge that I feel after the Harry Potter movies - I want more NOW! I want the next movie NOW! Sadly, I'll have to wait for New Moon just as I have to wait for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But I guess that just makes the movies THAT much better when they do finally open.