Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pereptive Best Friend Provides Post Fodder

I'm desperate for a post at the moment. Yes, I know that I still owe pictures of the Lincoln Log Western town ... I have to unload the memory card, the camera needs to be recharged, and I'm not sure where the USB card reader is at the moment ... lame excuses every one, yes, yes, yes.

My extremely perceptive friend, whom I shall refer to as B, assumed correctly that I was in the place that, accurately described by B, "resembles the hamster ... that jumps on the wheel and keeps running and running and running until you feel like you're going to scream". Author's note: B is quite the perceptive one!

Thus said, I have not been able to focus - not on my business, not on my blog, not really on anything (okay, the temporary diversion of the Lincoln Log town excepted). It's difficult being far removed from my family members and just waiting for updates. I completely understand and respect the situation, but the hamster needs it's exercise, thus rendering the rest of me relatively useless.

So, anyhoo ... in trying to fill my days of unfocused energy ... a couple of things have happened.

I found a book called Twilight by Stephanie Meyer - which unfortunately or fortunately has 4 books in the series. I do believe that I am the last person on the face of the earth to read it, but as I did read the Harry Potter series, I feel obligated to keep in touch with my inner teen.

As I told B, " I have been letting the hamster had a bit of a lie-in so that I can read these books from cover to cover ... actually, maybe the hamster power has fueled my ability to stay up to read."

It feels like an addiction ... I am completely and utterly lost in this series. I cannot put the books down. I take them everywhere. And, being that it has quite an appropriate cast for the month of October - vampires and werewolves - I feel slightly redeemed. Plus a good Romeo/Juliet/Paris vibe and extraordinary photo covers.

The other thing that happened is "Extra" ... which has perpetuated the addiction to the Twilight series ... but that will be another post. Don't give up on me, I'll be back.


Anonymous said...

Argh, now I am the last person on the planet who hasn't read them!!!!

I am finally getting near the top of the waiting list at the library though!

Mandy Southgate said...

Yes! Twilight became known as "That Darn Addictive Book" in my household. I couldn't put it down. I only finished it a couple of weeks ago but I am studying and can't really afford to read any fiction for the next four weeks.

We'll see how that goes - I have an Amazon consignment arriving today.