I know, I know, I haven't been blogging much lately. And I'm so sorry about that. I've been really sick for the last three weeks. Fighting off cold, cough, etc. Not fun! And even though I still look and sound terrible, I finally feel like I'm on the upswing. Finally. My family will be glad to have me back I'm sure. (And don't kid yourself, it's mostly for the laundry they need done!)
What have I been doing while I've been down, not feeling well? You had to ask didn't you?! Well, I have one word for you: TWILIGHT! I know, I know, don't judge me. The first time I heard of the Twilight books was when one of the girls who went with us on our missions trip to New York City this summer kept pulling out a book every time we got on the subway. Normally that would have been me, but I didn't want to miss a thing of the city, so I refrained. But due to my love of books, I asked her about what she was reading. I had never heard of the Twilight books before that. And to be honest when she told me it was a vampire love story, I pictured a Harlequin romance with Fabio in fangs! No thank you. Not my taste in books.
But since that time, I've heard a lot about these books. The author is from Arizona, so it's a pretty big deal here. And when my sister in law asked me what I knew about them because her 13 year old daughter was interested in reading them. Along with other moms I know wanting to know what I thought of them, I decided I better read them, at least the first one to see what they are all about. Pretty much every teenage girl is reading these books. And anything that gets kids interested in reading I want to look at.
I had read a few other blogs of people, including several other Pastor's wives, who had read them, and they all seemed to like them. Even though like me, they didn't want to at first, when they had heard what they were about. Our youth Pastor's Wife, a sweet, Godly young woman, finished one at like 10:30 at night and had to run out to buy the next one right then! I had to know what was going on.
So, for Christmas, I got the first book. I couldn't start it right away, because I was in the middle of another book, but when I finished that one I read Twilight in just a few days. And these are pretty thick books. And I have to tell you it was good. One night, I told John I'm just gonna finish this chapter and I'll be right up to bed, but it got so suspenseful that I had to read the next chapter too. They are not scary, but a little thrilling. I wanted to know what happens next. So, I got the second book. And again read it within just a couple of days. Then for Valentines I got the third book and am just about done with that one as well. And yes, I will read the forth one as well. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I want to. Most people who have said it is good and sticks pretty close to the book.
For those wondering if they are appropriate for your daughters to read, I would say this; they are pretty clean, fun books. I would say they are fine for older teenagers, like around 16 or 17 and up. I probably wouldn't recommend them for younger girls due to the fact they are not yet secure in themselves and I wouldn't want to give them the message that they should sacrifice who they are for a boy, any boy. (But that's just me) I do know girls who are younger than my daughters who have read them, but I would wait. If you've read them I would love to hear your thoughts on them as well. Just don't give anything away, I haven't finished them yet.
Also, you may ask what I haven't been doing while I've been sick? Well, I did manage to color my hair finally, I was starting to look like Rouge from X-Men with my gray showing! And I have to show you what I haven't gotten around to: I've been hanging on to Christmas by a toenail!
Yes, if you look close that is a Christmas tree painted on my toenail. Nice pedicure I know, but it is now February and time for me to let go and move on. This is me putting one foot in front of the other!