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My Book Addiction

I first read Twilight last year. Friends had told me to read it but the thought of Vampire fiction didn’t appeal. It’s not a genre I had ever read, or had any interest in but I bought the book with all good intentions of giving it a go. The book sat on the side in my bedroom. I moved house. The book came out of a box and sat in my living room. One night I remembered to take it to bed to start to read. Now this was strange, I hadn’t read a book in bed for years. The only time I read fiction was on holiday by the pool. This book would have to be something special to get me hooked.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of Twilight, where have you been? Even if you havn’t read it, I guarentee you will have heard others talk about it. Many of my friends, real and “virtual” online friends talk about it many times a day. It’s one of those books that triggers something inside, takes you back to your youth, makes you believe in fairy tales again.

What’s it all about? The story is written through the eyes of 17 year old Bella Swann who is moving home to live with her Dad in Forks. Bella hates Forks. It rains. It’s a small town. There are no decent shops. Her Dad Charlie is the Cheif of Police and everyone knows she is joining the school. The book is aimed at girls around Bella’s age, so reading this is a 30 year old mum of 2 I was expecting to be unable to relate to Bella. Surprisingly though, within minutes of reading I was remembering how it felt to be at school, to be the new girl. To wonder who everyone is. It is such an easy book to read.

Just when you think the book is just another teen high school book, enter The Cullen’s. Unknown to Bella, this is the local vegetarian Vampire family. From the moment she sees them, sat with food they don’t eat and not interacting with anyone else, Bella is fascinated in them, in particular Edward, who she learns is the only single memeber of the family.

This is a true tale of forbidden love. Of first love. Unearthing secrets that are rarely spoken of. It’s not just a Vampire book, you could take away the fact this a love stary between a human and an immortal, and it would still mean the same. It’s about the power of love. But don’t read this and think it’s just a love story. This is the 1st book of 4 in The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer. This book introduces the main characters to us. We learn who Bella’s family is, meet the Forks community, and also meet some of the Quileute tribe. We learn alot about how the Cullen’s live and also enough to know that the love story we are there to witness will not have a smooth start. This book sets the perfect start point for what is to follow, giving us a bit of lust, a bit of action and leaves us wanting more.

My synopsis has by no means given the book justice. I don’t think I have yet to read a synopsis that does. But in my whole life I have read at school and since leaving school I had probably read about 20 books in 12 years. I read Harry Potter and was hooked, but I never got hooked to reading. It was a one off thing. Twilight on the other hand was more. A year after my vision of love had been blown apart, I truely believed in love again. I remembered what it was like to feel that 1st love for someone. It sparked a sense of “life goes on” in me. Since reading this book, I have read 18 more, I am never without a book on the go! I can say 100% that I am now  a book worm. Even after a night out I have to pick up my book before I go to sleep! It’s not a bad thing I know, but I have to admit it’s a shock. I have stuck to the vampire genre, its very popular at the moment and there is alot out there to choose from.

Twilight changed my life in a couple of ways, all good, but mainly I have found a new way to unwind and I believe in love again. What about you, what books have you read that have stuck with you and why?

For any of you who havn’t read this book I highly recommend it. Whoever you are, wherever you are in life, this book will spark something within you. At least you will get an easy flowing read to give you that warm feeling inside.


February 27, 2010 - Posted by | Book Reviews | , , , ,


  1. I loved this series. Like you i didn’t think I would, not my genre at all, but i really enjoyed them. i also read another of her books called Host which i thoroughly recommend. Not a vampire in sight but it is a good one.

    Comment by Heather | February 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. I really coulnt get ino the Host, good story I just thoght it was a bit slow!

    Comment by supersinglemum | February 28, 2010 | Reply

  3. Bloodsucking books aren’t my genre but I just love it when I disappear into a good story – they have been better than valium for me sometimes when times were hard!

    Now i am trying to read Charlottes Web to my 3 year old but she prefers the dvd -grrrrrr!

    Comment by methusulamum | March 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Yes definitly can’t beat a bit of escapism. My eldest wants to read The Worst Witch but he’s just not p to that standard yet!!

      Comment by supersinglemum | March 1, 2010 | Reply

  4. Loved the movies but ten to read more factual books rather than fiction.MA.xx

    Comment by millionaireangel | May 4, 2010 | Reply

    • I used to be that way but am such a book worm now!!!

      Comment by supersinglemum | May 4, 2010 | Reply

      • I do love my books and can not pass a bookshop with out entering.Thoroughly annoying my partner who never reads.My only issue is actually having the time and resorting to hour long baths just to get the peace I nedd….wrinkly is not a good look!!MA.xx

        Comment by millionaireangel | May 6, 2010 | Reply

        • Hahaha, must admit I have really got into my books since becoming a single mum, so much time on my hands lol!!! Well, that is, time on my hands when I can’t be botheres doing the jobs I should be doing lol!

          Comment by supersinglemum | May 6, 2010 | Reply

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