For the Love of Edward

“Mom! I almost just had a major freak-out!”

I calmly arched my right eyebrow at my eldest daughter, waiting for her to continue. (OK, I didn’t really arch my eyebrow at her, sadly I’ve never been able to master that particular skill, but I’ve always wanted to…)

“I just realized that I hadn’t re-read all the books and then I remembered that I had them all memorized.  Bye Mom, I love you!”  she blurted out in one breath and then off she went to work with three thick books tucked under her arm. 

In case you happen to be one of the unenlightened, tonight at midnight marks the release of Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in Stephanie Meyer’s  Twilight series.   Guess who plans to be at the front of the line at B & N?

It all started five years ago when one of KT’s friends suggested that she read a book that she had come across.  It was about a girl that fell in love with a modern day vampire.  By the time she had finished reading the book, our KT was smitten with Edward, the oh-so-romantic lead character.  With each additional release, KT fell deeper and deeper in love with this fictional boy…er…vampire.   So have all of her girlfriends…

Of course, KT, in the spirit of sharing such wonderfulness, has urged me to read the books along with her.   I don’t know if it’s my contrary nature or what…but I don’t like Edward.  (There, I’ve said it…now please don’t hurt me!) Some may be fooled by that old-world Victorian charm, but he comes off as a bit too smooth and slimy for me.  As I constantly tell KT, (mostly to mess with her) Jacob (who just happens to be a werewolf) is the true hero of the story.

I’m sure my girl will be up until the wee hours of the morning, once again falling deeper and deeper in love with her favorite vampire.  (How can any human male even compete with the wonderful Edward?)  I can’t wait for her to finish the book so I get my chance to read it!

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