Crap. That was my first thought when I opened the book, read the first chapter, and was immediately hooked.
Christina Montoya Fiedler: I had been avoiding it for so long. I heard my friends talking about it. I went to see the first movie with my mother-in-law (reluctantly). It didn't help that everywhere I looked, it stared me in the face. My name is Christina Montoya Fiedler, and I am a Twilight addict.
There, I said it. Granted, I'm only on my third day of reading the first book (hundreds of pages in), yet, it was enough to set the addiction in motion. I have my head stuck in it every free chance I get -- and the rest of the saga is on my nightstand just waiting to be read. These were borrowed from a friend who warned me of what would happen if I started reading, that I would be hooked. Now I am, like some lovesick teenager.
Pathetic? Maybe. But I find it to be peaceful. Aside from the dramatic love story between Bella and Edward, it's a fantastic escape from my hectic days as a mom -- a chance to drift into dreamland where vampires roam, true love lives, and chivalry is expected. I can let my mind go blank and feel the stress melt. It's like a vacation. I don't have to think. I don't have to be "on." I just read and let my mind take me to Forks. On a side note, I never even knew that a place called Forks, Wash., existed. I had to go Google that to find out.
The whole experience reminded me of where books can take you, and the validity of a good read. Something must be said for the emotions that written prose evokes. And reading a good book is truly an adult activity, which again brings me down to earth and back into my own skin as a person. I can choose where I want to go, what I want to do, and with whom I spend my time, just through reading.
So have I joined the ranks of Twilight-obsessed fans? Maybe I'm not that far gone, but you can be sure to find me in a movie theater on November 20 for the theatrical release of "New Moon." And for those of you that are counting, that gives me less than a month to read many, many pages ...
|Christina Montoya Fiedler resides in Los Angeles, CA, with husband Andy and her son Joseph. She juggles baby and work from home as a freelance publicist and attributes her strong love for life and sense of humor to her loving familia.|