Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Better late than never...I guess.
So, I only ended up reading a few chapters before returning the book.
Soon it seemed like everyone I met was gushing over how AWESOME it was, so I figured it must get better further into the book, and checked it out again.
Then, seemingly everyone on earth was completely stoked over the fact that it was being turned into a movie and practically begged me to read it.
So, during a long flight layover two summers ago, I bought my very own copy of the book from the airport bookstore and tried to once again read what many considered to be 'the best book ever'.
A few more chapters into to it this time, and I realized...
So after my trip, I put that book up on Craig's List and recouped some of the dough I'd shelled out for it.
Soon, everywhere I looked there were references to vampires. People were siding with Team Jacob or Team Edward. I learned who that pale, hairy guy is that everyone loved so much.
Once again, I dragged myself to the library to check out the dopey book everyone was now obsessed with.
And once the movies made it into the theatre, I was invited to go see them with groups of girlfriends. Turning them down because I didn't know anything about the series made me a real buzz kill. I finally accepted the offer of my friend to borrow her DVD of the first book and watched what everyone on earth seemed to now be infatuated with.
I went to see the second movie in the theater with those friends. And the third. And I marveled that not just teen girls, but actual grown women were mesmerized by the whole thing.
So, one last time I gritted my teeth, and with great determination (and about a million renewals!) I finally sucked it up and read the damn thing, finishing just this morning, actually. I think I may qualify as the last person on earth to read the book.
And was it worth it?
Sorry, folks. It wasn't.
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