Saturday, January 10, 2009

Confession of a Twilight Freak

Yes, I confess, I'm a 50 something (barely something, mind you) Twilight was I to know once I was gripped by the intrigue of the story that it was pitched at tweenage girls. Under this well worn exterior, I'm possibly a tweenager in disguise anyway.

Justine passed me the first novel with instructions to try it for size; I read the back cover - Romance, Vampires. I passed it straight back. Not my cup of T, no sireee, not wasting any of my precious time on the likes of this.

She wore me down in the end and I promised I would at least read the first chapter and then pass it back to her. Didn't take long to get into, by the end of that first chapter I was hooked, hook line and sinker as they say. Much to my amazement, I've never devoured a novel quite so quickly and with quite so much relish in years.

Quickly followed the second, third and final books, the housework went undone, I read 'til the wee small hours, like a tweenager possessed in fact. It was most fortunate that when I got caught on the couch in my pyjamas at 3 in the afternoon with my head buried in said book, it was by a fellow Twilight addict! Thank goodness for that - she understood the fever.

Then, the movie arrived.....We had prime seats for the advanced screening, Justine, me and a theatre full of young uns, actually I'm exagerating, there were 6 others of parental age in the full house. The tweenagers swooned, cheered and clapped with gay abandon and I loved every minute of it.

We've already ordered the DVD, its due out ?. Oh, I'm exagerating again, Justine tells me we don't know when it's due out, but rest assured we will be among the first very proud owners of the DVD and I will watch it over and over and not go to sleep while it's playing either.

1 comment:

Hel said...

WOW! You must have LOVED it to not go to sleep! I remember your sleeping weakness;)