I don’t know if you know this or not but I am an avid reader. I have been for a very long time. I’ve always enjoyed reading about supernatural stuff (i.e.: vampires, witches, faeries, etc). Back in 2007, it was because of my love of reading everything vampire that I ended up reading Twilight. It was purely by accident that I picked up a book about a girl who falls in love with a vampire. Little did I know how much this would change my world.
I know what you’re thinking! How could a book change someone’s world?! Well, when I say it changed my world, I don’t mean that it changed my life in a profound way. Meeting and marrying my soul mate, having my children – these were profound changes. I just mean that it opened the door for a bunch of new experiences that I would not have come across otherwise.
The first thing that Twilight has done for me is that it’s introduced me to a whole group of people who I would not have met in my day-to-day life. I have met people who I will consider lifelong friends. I won’t name them here but they know who they are. (*W4R coughs obnoxiously loud here* LOL)
Aside from meeting new people, it’s also introduced me to a certain hot, young, British actor. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about, don’t pretend you don’t. I have never EVER been as intrigued by an actor the way I am about Robert Pattinson! It’s odd what I’ve done because of this beautiful boy (insert: exhibit A). I just think he is the sexiest man alive (I wish People Magazine would get with the program on this already)!!!! As an actor, he’s growing and changing. He’s so much more than Edward Cullen. I look forward to many more great things from him in the future. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!
Also because of Twilight, I was introduced to the world of Fan Fiction. I like to joke that I’ve been stuck in FanFic Hell for over two years, mainly because I have almost completely given up on “real” books. (Note from W4R: You know the old saying… “Once you go fan fic, you never go back!” LOL) I have read and continue to read so many fanfic stories that up until recently, I haven’t had time to read a “real” book. When I first heard of FanFic, I was reluctant to read any of it but then a few friends convinced me to read The List by LauraCullen… and dagnabit I was hooked! I have read so many wonderful stories written by so many incredibly talented people. If you need a fanfic story rec, I’m happy to give you a few.
Last but not least, Twilight has been a way to have something in common with my teenage daughter. Just for the record: I turned her on to Twilight not the other way around. When Twilight (the movie) was about to be released my daughter asked if she could go with me to see it. I said yes, provided that she read at least the first book. After hemming and hawing for a while, she agreed and in the span of a week or so, she had read all four books and was very excited to see the movies. We’ve had many a lively Twilight discussion over the dinner table, much to the excitement (pronounced: boredom) of my husband and other daughter. In fact, just recently we shared special moments by
stalking seeing Robert Pattinson on the set of Cosmopolis! 🙂