Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Twilight Ride

The Twilight Ride

I’ll never forget the first time I read Twilight. I was teaching in Georgia and one of my colleagues told me that she just read this wonderful book about a vampire! And then she went on to say … that he sparkled!

I think my first reaction was, “You’ve got to be kidding!” But upon opening the book and reading the first page, I was hooked. Within the week of my Christmas vacation that year, I read the whole series.

Soon, I joined Twilight (and Edward) fans around the world, celebrating and enjoying the world that is Twilight. In fact, Stephenie Meyer inspired me to write again. Since then, I now have two published books under my belt and many more to come.

The Twilight Saga not only opened the world of Forks, Washington, and Twilight to me, it also afforded me the opportunity to meet so many other wonderful Twilight fans over the world. I have become friends with many wonderful people … all to the credit of Stephenie Meyer, Twilight and the wonderful  Stephanie Meyer Facebook fan page.

I’ve enjoyed the ride.

Then, last week, I viewed the last Twilight saga movie, bringing the series—and the phenomenon—to a satisfying close. I couldn’t help but feel a bit nostalgic. 

But, then I had a thought—any time I want to revisit the Twi-Universe, it’s always waiting for me … in the pages of a book! So I went home and opened my beloved, very worn hardcover of Twilight and I was magically transported into the Twilight Universe with Bella and Edward once again.

Not to sound obsessive—I’ve read the whole series eight times—I can journey back into the Twilight Universe any time I wish and in the safety of my own living room, whether it’s in the books or the movies.  

So, it is with mixed emotions that I say farewell to the wonderful world of Twilight ... that is … until we meet again!

Thanks, Stephenie, for a wonderful ride! You seriously rock! 

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