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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Hands up - guilty as charged!!


For the past year or so I've been wondering what all the fuss was about, after all it was only a kid's series of books about a vampire! Wrong, wrong, wrong!!!!!

Over the past ten days or so I've found myself with some unexpected me-time and my all-time passion is reading. So, bought myself, admittedly very sceptically, a copy of Twilight. Couldn't put the damned thing down. I forsook sleep and food to read the book every chance I got. Did it in 36 hours and absolutely adored it! By midnight last Friday I was a firm and committed member of Team Edward. That young man has more sex appeal that I would have thought possible to commit to paper.

By last night I'd managed to finish New Moon and Eclipse and watch Twilight on DVD. Have to admit that I found the DVD a tad disappointing but I'm always the same if I've read the book first.

Finally, I wouldn't say that I'm one for carrying my obsessions to any serious length. However......... this afternoon OH and I decided that given there were still no children in the house, we would head into town to do some bits and pieces of shopping. While we were wandering I commented that I needed a new everyday watch for work etc. Went into one of the jewellers and there it was - shouting at me - come buy me Gill, you know you want me!!!!

The delectable Sekonda Twilight no less! So, I confess, I've finally lost the plot but hey it's all good clean fun and will be even better when I settle down later tonight to start rereading Twilight - I loved that book sooooo much. Carole Griffin - I blame you and Tinks, and thank you at the same time. A little escapism has been a wonderful thing following on some of the stresses of late.



  1. I was exactly the same as soon as I started to read I was hooked I was reading it all the time and long into the night, I made myself ill lol I read all of them in a weekend as I couldnt live with the suspense. The ending is brilliant. The films however left me cringing and thinking thats not my edward and bella is sooo not like that so I dont watch them now.

    Enjoy your new watch oh and I am soooo team Edward too!!!!

  2. I so get the obsession! I started reading the books to find out what the fuss was about - Even MR Holtz loved them - I too couldnt put it down and have read the whole series twice. If someone had told me I would fall in love with a vampire I would have laughed my socks off - however sadly Its true! I have to say though my total allegience is not with Edward all the time I go with Jacob moments too!

  3. Hahahaha! I'm delighted that you love Twilight as much as we do - I knew you would - everyone we have recommended them to has loved them! I agree with everything you say about Edward, and more!!! Watch the film again - it will grow on you I promise!

    But why haven't you read "Breaking Dawn" yet? I must admit that it is my least favourite of the four but still thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Enjoy your escapism, and get yourself a copy of New Moon DVD and then head to the cinema and indulge in Edward on the big screen - sigh!

    Hugs - Carole xxx

  4. Oh dear Gill! I can see I'm going to have to give in and read the books. I've seen Twilight (on Sky Movies) and loved it...much more than I thought I would and am def. Team Edward.
    LOL at the watch though!
    Sue xx
    p.s. I blame Carole too!

  5. LOL gill, I'll be honest not read them but I was like that with the harry potter books, couldn't read them fast enough and cannot wait for the last of the films to come out...

    maybe I'll give twilight a go, I know jackie is another follower...

    hugs for your quiet household...

    maria xx

  6. Oh terrific....

    ..everyone else seems to be Team Edward....

    I'm team Jacob... more for meeeeeeee! lol.....


  7. Hi there, I saw the Twilight film before I read the books. Im completely hooked. I cant wait for Breaking Dawn to come out in paperback in August, I have a hardback copy of course but hardbacks can be pain to read in bed LOL! I keep changing my mind between Team Edward and Team Jacob but when I saw Eclipse there was some wet Emmet action, and some of the New Born army wernt bad either......LOL!
    Enjoy your Twilight time.
    Jackie :-D