Sunday, May 18, 2008

My New Love Affair...

So I was in 3rd grade before I really learned how to read. I had a not-so-nice first grade teacher that would laugh at me in reading group. At least that is how my first grade brain remembers it. My second grade teacher wasn't so hot either. Anyway, once I started becoming better at reading, I loved losing myself in a good book. First I recall loving The Boxcar Children, Then it was Judy Bloom books like Blubber and Are you there God, It's me, Margaret. Then in high school I moved on to V.C. Andrews and the Flowers in the Attic Series and Danille Steel books. Later years started my fascination with all things by Anne Rice, especially her vampire series Interview With A Vampire. One of my favorite series followed. I resisted at first, thinking it to be written for children, but then I saw the first 2 movies and was hooked. I had to get my hands on Harry Potter! I managed to read 3 of those books in a matter of days. In other words, I love nothing more than losing myself in a good book. I become one with the book. I want nothing but to READ the book! I'm sure that this says more about my personality than I care to admit ;) lol.

A good book is like a love affair. You feel the desire, the happiness, the loss of sleep just to be with your lover or thinking about your lover when you are seperated. The verge of obssession. You feel their pain and your heart races when danger nears them. It's exhilerating and I mourn it's loss when the story ends. I've spent the weekend reading the series below which you can find here.

I am in love with these books and Edward Cullen. I finished the first book today. I'm off to start the second one.


  1. Oh honey, you said it all when you are talking about being immersed in a good book. I have all of those same feelings and that is why I have to pick and choose my time carefully when starting a book. My poor family gets so neglected for that 24 to 48 hours of book reading!!! LOL Kids with no dinner and hubby left to fend for himself and the kids! I love a good book.

  2. I went thru a phase like that. I would read 4 or 5 books a week. Now I do srapbooking so I'm down to maybe 2 or 3 a month, but they only take a couple of evenings each.
    What I found though was an increase in other reading such as newspapers and magazines and over all increased my knowledge of a variety of subjects. All the reading helped me to quit smoking too.

  3. i just ordered the host and preordered book no.4!

    don't you love them? there is a movie coming out too!

    so book two... i cant' remember what happens in what book, lol. i think this is the book where her and jacob get close, right?

  4. I'm not a big reader, but I had to comment about those children's books you mentioned! Sounds exactly like my reading list.
    I'll never forget my Mom reading the Boxcar Children to me; and Judy Bloom!!!!???? I totally forgot about Judy Bloom!