am a 28 year old man who isn’t much for reading fictional novels. Unless it has to do with business ventures, or my church, I am not usually interested. I remember in high school having reading assignments in my English classes where we read books like, “Wuthering Heights,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and many other classics. The torture was horrible. But, somehow, I made it through.
I have to admit that when my wife kept suggesting that I start reading the Twilight series I thought to myself, “Are you crazy?” Why would a man in his late 20s want to read a book that has captured teenage girls’ hearts the world over. I was curious, though, from her tremendous interest and how involved she got. I think she read each book within 2 days.
She got through all four books in a little over a week and it seems like the conversation she had with her sisters for the next month was all about Twilight. It was a heavy topic of discussion for quite some time. I actually got a little sick of hearing about Edward, the perfect man (or monster) and the love stories between Bella and Edward, and Bella and Jacob. I kept telling my wife that I was pretty sure I was never going to read the books and encouraged her to just tell me about what she was reading (to get it out of her system)the original source. Well, she refused. Even after watching the movie that came out and how much of a let down that was for her. She still did not let me in on the story line of the other books.
So, a couple of weeks ago, with her encouragement, I picked up book one and began to read. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I found the book intriguing and the style of the author definitely kept your attention. Since I had seen the movie, I wasn’t all that surprised about the twists and turns that the book presented. After a couple of weeks I finished the book and immediately started book two.
Right now I am towards the last half of the book and have really enjoyed the story. Yes, I am one of those guys who likes chick flicks. So, I guess it isn’t that strange for me to have liked this story. I am anxious to get through the rest of the book and on to the next two books in the series. I am reading much slower than my wife, but it sure is enjoyable to be able to talk to her about what I have read and get her insight and share opinions. It seems like she is just dying to spill the beans on what is just around the corner, but she does a good job holding it in.
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