Thanksgiving Blog Hop – Day 3

Today, I’m thankful for Twilight.

Yes. Twilight.

During my college years, my interest in reading dropped to a non-existent level. I was just inundated with coursework, as well as job responsibilities. What did it take to rekindle that love for books? Well, first of all, it began with a little newborn who kept me up at all hours of the night. Next, it was a movie that played on Showtime in the wee hours of the morning.

Now, I’d heard about these “sparkly vamp” books, but did I take them seriously? Pfft. Yeah right. But when I saw the movie, all cheese aside, I was drawn into the crazy world of Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. So, I bought the books.

And I devoured them.

Ultimately, the Twilight series is what got me back into reading. And thanks to that, my passion for writing was soon discovered, and I haven’t turned back since. So yes, I owe a heck of a lot to Stephenie Meyer and her sparkly vamps and shirtless wolfpack.

Crazy? Maybe. Do I care?

7 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Blog Hop – Day 3

  1. jamieayres says:

    I also enjoyed the Twilight books, and am going to see a movie with 10 other ladies over 30 on Sunday afternoon:-) Although I didn’t enjoy the last novel, it’s tradition to see the movie with them. Enjoy your weekend!!

    • Michelle says:

      Most of my “Twi-friends” are 25 and over, so I know what you mean. πŸ™‚ And yeah, the final book was a little…um…out there. πŸ˜‰ BUT I did hear that the last movie was the best of the series by far, so at least there’s that!

  2. Katherine Amabel (@KatherineAmabel) says:

    As much as people bag out the books (and I’ll admit the writing style did make me cringe 90% of the time) the first was still a really compelling story and it’s so nice to see someone appreciating it for once! If they got you back into reading does that mean they got you into writing too? Because that’s a very special thing. Anyway, enjoyed finding your blog through the blog hop. Would love if you get a chance to say g’day on mine!
    Kat πŸ™‚

    • Michelle says:

      They did get me into writing, as well! So no matter what others may say about the books, they’ll always hold a special place in my heart. They helped me discover a part of me I didn’t know existed. πŸ™‚

  3. Jamie K says:

    I totally understand this! Twilight is one of those books that got me reading again too. After Harry Potter I looked for something else to read and because the potter community was buzzing about twilight I gave it a shot and ended up really enjoying it. From there I looked for more and more books which eventually led to my writing. So glad to see you are owning your love for Twilight!

    And aren’t we all just a little crazy? πŸ˜‰

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