I'm sure virtually everyone has heard about New Moon coming to the theater.
Two years ago, Mom gave me a copy of 'Twilight' to read as I flew to Denver to look for a new home.
I glanced at the cover; pale hands on a black background, holding a red apple.
"Really?" I asked her.
"Try it. I've heard it's really good" she said.
So I tried it- starting in the Boise airport as I waited for my flight.
And I read it- in between looking at houses in Colorado and spending alone time with my hubby. Basically, every spare minute for the next two days.
I was instantly hooked. Mainly, because having grown up on the Oregon Coast, the scenic backdrop of Forks, Washington took me back there.
I felt I was in my old town, at my old high school, etc.
And a teenager again...only in love with a vampire. Weird.
I rather shamefully thought I must be the only grown woman on the planet who felt that way.
I now know, of course, that MANY women have enjoyed these books.
So when I found out that a large group of women had rented out a special time for the showing of New Moon, I was in like flynn.
And, because my daughter's friends were going to be there, I let her come with me. She felt very grown up. I felt pangs of motherly doubt.
But, we had fun!
It was fun to be a part of this large gathering....and the movie was good, too!
(The books are still better)