I was never a Harry Potter person...I just didn't get the hype, nor could I get into it. I also didn't want to be one of those band wagon people who read the books just because everyone else was. Then came Twilight. Before our Mexico trip, I needed some good books to read and bought "Twilight" and the sequel "New Moon".
Oh. My. Gosh.
I didn't put the books down the entire trip. I finished the first in 3 days and was almost done with the second book by the end of the trip. For those of you who don't know, the series is about a love story between a teenage girl and vampire, but it's so much more. The books are incredibly well written and include enough adventure to keep guys reading. In Mexico, I knew I had read too much when I looked around and thought to myself, "that person looks like they could be a vampire." Reality check, please.
I got the 3rd and and 4th books in the mail yesterday...yay!! Jon had to remind me not to stay up too late reading it, because it's so incredibly addictive! On Valentine's Day, Jon and I went to see the Twilight movie...truly a sacrifice on his part. The movie, although good, does not do the book justice. It's nice to put a face to names though...not to mention that Robert Pattison (he plays Edward, the main Vampire character) is incredibly hot. I've done some research and found out the 2nd movie, "New Moon", starts filming in March and will release November 2009. The third movie, "Eclipse", will start filming soon after and will be released in June 2010.
I know, I know, TMI for most of you.
On another note, Happy Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent to all you Catholics. I'm giving up ice cream and Diet Coke. Jon is giving up eating of the taco truck at work. I know this sounds goofy, but the guys in our office are obsessed with the taco truck. Once again, truly a sacrifice on his part!
Not much else is going on. This weekend, we're having a party at our house to "officially" celebrate being back in Houston with all of our H-town friends, plus relatives. My mom even invited Fr. Albert (the family priest). Should be a lot of fun...details next week.
UPDATE: I had dinner with my cousin Alaina last night and found out she is going to FORKS for the Twilight DVD release on March 20th!! I am soooooo jealous. She's taking a Twilight tour and other things with a group of 200 people. I'll have her do an honorary post on my blog when she gets back!
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