Not sure if I should admit this one…but, here it goes. We need a light-hearted post, right??
First of all, let me say, I am a reader. I love to read. Whether it is a wonderful book, or my favorite blog, if I could choose what to do with my “free-time,” it would be read (it seems like I don’t get much of a choice these days :). Besides Francine Rivers books, I don’t read a lot of fiction. This sounds really dumb and kind of arrogant, but, I’ve always secretly felt like fiction books were a waste of time. That’s terrible, huh? I just feel a little guilty reading for pleasure if I am not gaining any knowledge.
Well, 2 weeks ago, Zach and I were hanging out at my friend Brandi’s house. We were in the kitchen when I looked over to her book shelf and saw a series of books. I proceeded to laugh-out-loud and dog her for reading books about vampires. Zach jumped in and we let her have it :) She tried defending herself, but she wasn’t getting too far! She then dared me to read the first chapter. She said if I read the first chapter, I would be done with the entire series within a week. I told her she was crazy. Well…she was right! Within the next 7 days, I read over 2,400 pages of a vampire love story. Nice.
I am officially sold on the twilight series. And I vow to never make-fun of vampire-lovers again.
And thanks to a simple conversation with my friend Beth, I am now going indulge myself with lots of fiction. You see, I read a lot about poverty and orphans, and everything else wrong with the world today…and I just need a strong dose of non-reality. So…I have started the twilight series all over again (sorry Brandi, you may never get your books back :).
And just for laughs, I have to share a quick story with you. Izzie was at Brandi’s yesterday while Zach and I were in a meeting. Izzie looked at her friend Blakey and said, “do you like vampires? My daddy is a vampire!” I guess I should stop calling Zach, “my vampire” before people get the wrong impression.