I hate that my posting has become something more sporadic than I'd like. It doesn't help that my computer at home has STUPID DIAL-UP and runs slower than molasses in January. Today is a prime example. I've tried several times to upload pictures to this posting, but my computer and the almighty Internet are not working with me this morning. On days like these, my thoughts tend to REALLY be scattered. All I can tell you is...hang in there when you read. It'll all be over soon.
A subject that has been rolling around in my head is the upcoming movie, "Twilight." (And here's a question...are movies written with quotation marks? I feel like I'm writing it wrong.) I've mentioned this book/movie several times in previous postings-and if you've spoken to me, I'm sure I've mentioned it too. There are currently 4 books in the series, and an illegally Internet leaked manuscript for a fifth book that isn't complete. I've mentioned before the depression that hits when you read a really good book series and you get to the end of the last book. You feel as if there will never be anything else to read. I felt that way for a month after I read the entire Harry Potter series. Knowing this was coming, I've read the first 3 books and the manuscript online. Why skip the 4th book? Well, Stephenie Meyer started the fifth book to tell the first book's story again, only from Edward's standpoint instead of Bella. So what I am in the middle of doing is rereading the first book. I read the manuscript in tandem with the first few chapters of the Twilight and now I'm finishing the first book up. I feel sorta like I did when I first saw "The Sixth Sense." Once you saw that movie, you wanted to go back and watch it again, so you can pick up on the little details you missed the first time. I'm also saving the 4th book until after the movie is over. I'm savoring the anticipation. Anyway, I'm enjoying the reread. The movie comes out next week and I'm going to see it on Thursday night at midnight. Yes, that's right, midnight--and yes I have to work the next day. My plan is to come home and take a nap before going to the movie. Of course Friday will be a little rough but I think I'll manage. My friend Wendy has arranged for a private showing and I'm going to join her and her family to watch it. Now if only I had a cool Twilight movie shirt to wear. On a side note, I'm a little afraid that the movie will not live up to my expectations. In the past, I've found that I've almost always preferred the book to the movie. The one exception that comes to mind is Pride and Prejudice. After watching the movie (with English subtitles no less) I understood more of the story. I'm hoping that I won't be too terribly disappointed with Twilight. At any rate, I think I'll be too tired to worry about it much. If you're looking for a good read, I suggest this book. It's targeted audience is for teens, so it's an easy read. The story line is really good too...even if you don't like vampires. I promise you, I don't like them but I really liked this book. Just don't ask to borrow my copy. I'm toting it everywhere, trying to finish it by Thursday.
A week long vacation is coming so I'm sure I'll be posting more then. Hopefully, I'll have something new to write about. I'm sure you will be too.