I could have an addiction to something bad…….
drugs, alcohol, gambling………
but instead, I have an addiction to reading.
The fact that what I prefer to read happens to center around first love, that involves a girl and vampires that sparkles, merely a coincidence. The fact that there are movies that go along with these books, and these movies happen to include some “eye candy”, is merely a (major) bonus.
I catch a lot of flak from my family and some friends over my obsession. I guess it is because I relate to the feelings Ms. Meyer writes about. I understand that feeling of never being quite good enough. I relate to knowing what a good thing I have and not quite understanding how I got it, or how to keep it.
In New Moon, Edward says “I don’t want you to come” Bella hears, “I don’t want you”. Edward says “You’re not good for me” Bella hears “You’re not good enough for me”. I’ve been there, and I’ve lived that, (Luckily not with my husband of nearly 17 years) but it happened to me in high school, and to this day I remember it.
Do I take my obsession to extremes? Probably! My Eclipse/Edward Miche purse, my posters of Edward on my ceiling (that my husband put up for me without complaint) and my desktop and screen savers all Twilight/Edward based just to name a few. It could be worse.
It could be a lot worse!