I don't know how this happened, but over the course of the past few weeks I have become truly and insanely obsessed (OBSESSED) with vampires. I know what you are thinking, you don't really seem like the sci fi sort of girl? Believe me I am not. Not at all. I'm the girl who could barely make it through the War of the Worlds and that had Tom Cruise in it. I usually hate anything that is not based in reality. Aliens, ghosts, half dead serial killers, not for me. So I am just surprised as you are that I now find myself dreaming of vampires. Seriously dreaming of them every night. Every night. Dreaming of being them, dating them, being chased by them. Every SINGLE night.
There are two things that I have to blame for my new mania.
- Twilight. OK, how is it that NO ONE told me about this series? I mean aren't we friends? Is it possible that if you are over the age of 25 then like me you have never heard of this series until the movie recently was released? Prior to our Thanksgiving trip I had been watching the hysteria surrounding Twilight. It made me think what is all the hype about? Then I read that the first book had been out for a few years and that all books were NYT best sellers. My first thought was how could I have missed this. My second thought was how fast can I get my hands on a copy of these books. Luckily, when were were about to board our plane I grabbed a copy of the first book from the newsstand and OMG where the hell have I been? I finished book one in about 20 hours and then rushed out in the dark of night to purchase books two and three. Two days later I was back for a late night run to the Barnes and Noble for book four. Did it bother me that I was fighting off teenagers to get my hands on that final copy? Not one bit. Did it bother me that i had to drive 30 miles? Nope. It was literary crack. I knew where it was and I HAD to get it. It has been a long time since I have gone so crazy over a series. I don't even know why I like it so much. As I said I don't love sci fi (loathe would be a better word), and recognize that the writing is geared towards those who are still in 10th grade, but none of that matters when I have one of those books in front of me. I am so immersed in every word. I pour over every sentence. I tear through page after page. I am a woman on a mission and I love every minute of it. The best part for me is that each book is about 650 pages so that feeling just goes on and on. I am anxiously awaiting my next mommy night so I can sneak out and see the movie. I have about 200 pages left in the final book so I may have to reward myself when I finish.
- True Blood. This show rocks! My husband I were late to join this bandwagon, but when we did we couldn't stop watching. in fact, one Saturday night we watch 3 episodes in a row (which if you knew us you would also agree is completely out of character given our 9:00 bedtimes). This show is seriously so creepy and so sexy sexy at the same time and somehow this combination TOTALLY works. I have the season finale burning a hole in my DVR right now, and now that the Husband is back I am counting the minutes until the little man goes to bed so we can pop open a cold beer and I can see how it all ends.
Needless to say I HIGHLY recommend both of these. Just be warned once you get bitten (pun intended) you may not be able to stop. Make sure you block off about a week of time; in fact if you can send the husband, spouse, partner, roommate, child away that may be your best bet. Or better yet, send yourself away. I know, I know, now I'm really dreaming.