I caved. I was trying to be strong and not fall into it. It worked for once before. I know it seems crazy, but I never once read any of the Harry Potter books. My sister was obsessed. She has read each book at least 5 times. I tried with The Sorcerer’s Stone, but after a few chapters I got bored and gave up. The movies, though, are a different story. I can’t get enough.
So I was trying to be strong. I didn’t want to get caught up in the craze. I have enough reading to do for school. I don’t need another distraction. But I kept hearing so many stories about Edward and Bella. People flew through the books at record speed. “Must be a good story,” I thought.
So I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday afternoon and bought Twilight and New Moon. I played with the idea of buying just the first book, but since everyone I know has finished it within 48 hours, I figured I might want to keep the second one on hand. Just in case.
After I bought the books I walked a few blocks to Starbucks, bought a Pumpkin Spice Latte, found a comfortable chair, and sat down to read. Two hours and five chapters later I got up to leave.
Oh, Edward, I’m already in love.
When you are not at school and Bella is disappointed, I am disappointed. I want to see you sitting in the cafeteria. The way your hair glistens, your eyes shine, and your skin glows. The corners of your lips turn up and it makes me smile. Your dark eyes are so mysterious. Then they turn a light golden brown. Swoon.
I made myself stop in the middle of Chapter 9 last night. It was getting late and I didn’t want to ruin my sleep schedule. Okay, that’s a lie. The truth is, I’m trying to ration the story. I feel like I’ve found something wonderful and I don’t want it to end. What will I do when it’s over?