And with reading in general, for that matter. As absolutely depressing as this is, I haven't done any reading for fun (aside from blogs and magazines) since LAST SUMMER. And even then, I only found one book last year that I love-loved (and the ending was only ok - but even still, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle=great read).
I watched the movie when it appeared in our local Redbox last fall. I liked it. I saw the more recent movie more recently (J slept through it; clearly I liked it more than he did). Vampires have never really been my thing. I really enjoyed Bram Stoker's Dracula in my undergrad Irish Lit course, but I've never really read any other vampire books (or had any interest in doing so).
This was all my sister's fault.
Her friend was shocked that she hadn't read Twilight. So shocked that she went and bought my sister a copy of Twilight. My sister devoured it and then anxiously awaited the arrival of New Moon through PaperBackSwap (which she blew through - during finals week). On Friday, she coerced my mom and I into picking up a copy of Eclipse at BJs for her.
"What's the fascination?" I asked her.
She handed me her copy of Twilight. I started reading it way late on Saturday night (I guess it was really Sunday morning) after getting home from a night out with friends, hoping it would put me to sleep. On Sunday morning, I woke up and kept reading. And reading, and reading, and reading. I'm on page 441 today and slowing down because I hate reaching the end of books.
Granted, the audience is clearly geared to someone younger than I am - but I still love it. It is an enjoyable story, much like Harry Potter (I'm an HP addict), and I am just so happy to have a book to read that I really, really enjoy.
Have you read Twilight? Are you obsessed? Or have you been like I was - rather ambivalent to the whole Twilight fascination?