Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fall in Love....get swept away...

I know, I know...I've been gone forever...I finally had to quit working at The Scrapbook Factory around the middle of June, trying to keep up with so many jobs was getting exhausting...I've not been creating anything of artistic value for quite a while, although that hasn't curbed my shopping habit and I've been a giant bloggy slacker...what Have I been doing...? well working, I do like my new job I'm happy and surprised to say, and enjoying the summer and having the kids off and doing all the fun summer family stuff that you do and reading...which brings me to the "falling in love getting swept away" part....

I am in love, obsessed, and completely wrecked by this series...

(The fourth and last installment "Breaking Dawn" comes out August 2nd)
Apparently there has been a lot of hype surrounding this series, which I missed because I'm out of the "hype" loop, but Twilight was the choice for the June ScrapHappy book club at GoodReads and I'm so glad I picked it up. These are probably my favorite books that I have ever read, and I read a lot. They are written for the Young Adult demographic (the main characters are around 17) but the story is sure to awake the dormant romantic in anyone. It's clean, in that the most Edward and Bella ever do is kiss but the tension underneath the words I swear is enough to set anyone on's a sample
"Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. ''Be very still,'' he whispered, as if I wasn''t already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat."
"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars --points of light and reason....And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."--Edward
"and so the lion fell in love with the lamb." -Edward
"What a stupid lamb." -Bella
"What a sick masochistic lion." -Edward
"Stupid shiny Volvo driver" -Bella
"Stupid unreliable vampire"-Bella
I've never been one to re-read a book, but I find myself going back again and again reading through passages and writing down my favorite quotes...and I'm way too preoccupied with the characters, it's as if they really exist..
Twilight has been made into a movie due out December 12 of this year you have to go get them.....
so obessessed much?....I need an intervention LOL
there is a site dedicated to fans like us who are no longer 17 but can remember what it felt like to be there...
I really need to get around and catch up with what everyone is you'll probably see me stop by soon and say hello in the next few days...I have lots of pictures to share so I'm going to make a true effort to be here more often ...
thanks everybody!
now go get those books!