Monday, September 27, 2010

First Obsession

Last night I was thinking about my first book obsession.  Unlike most people, who have theirs in their kid years, mine was just three years ago.  The Twilight Series, by Stephenie Meyer, woke the reading demon within!
  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?


  1. Harry Potter got me hooked. In between books, I started searching out books that were supposed to be similar. I read Artemis Fowl and the His Dark Materials trilogy. Those three series kept me hooked.

  2. That's great Quinn! It's sad that it took me so long to get into reading. I'll have to look into those other series.

  3. I have to say it was Twilight for me too. Growing up, I've always had to read something school related and it just bored me to sleep, even if I liked the voice of the characters. I never really read anything for fun. I wrote for fun. But read? I couldn't bring myself to it.

    But a few years ago, a friend told me about Twilight. And the rest is history. I read the first book and never stopped reading. I read all thing YA because of it. I must thank Mrs. Meyers for that.


  4. Agreed. Thank you Mrs. Meyer and thanks for your comments Sharde and Quinn.


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