I was an official Twilight Mom and living in Portland, I actually went to many of the filming sites and even saw the actors while driving by! Really, it was a little on the pathetic side. As I look back, it was something totally exciting. And my favorite thing about that obsession experience is that I became an obsessive reader. I grew up reading books like The Boxcar Children and Ramona Quimby, but it was mostly for school. I did get into Harry Potter, but since that was a many years coming series, there was a lull between each book and I just couldn't get myself to read anything else.
In college, one of my friends told me to read The Alliance. I loved it and recommend it to everyone, but I still didn't feel like I wanted to keep reading. Just after my husband and I got married, we moved to Seattle for three months for an internship. We didn't have a computer or television set. I know, shock! It was the greatest thing for our marriage because we spent that time together reading books and playing games. Even after all the books we read then, I still didn't have the reading drive.
Anyway, I eventually picked up Twilight randomly at one in the morning while visiting my parents and I couldn't stop reading. After I finished Eclipse and had to wait for six months for the last book, I just had to keep reading. I read the Host when it came out in between that time. Ever since then, I have read SO many books. What a great way to spend an evening right?
My question I have after this long winded explanation (sorry) is, what was your first obsession? Which book got you hooked on reading?