Vampires Are So The New Black.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I don't know how this happened, but over the course of the past few weeks I have become truly and insanely obsessed (OBSESSED) with vampires. I know what you are thinking, you don't really seem like the sci fi sort of girl? Believe me I am not. Not at all. I'm the girl who could barely make it through the War of the Worlds and that had Tom Cruise in it. I usually hate anything that is not based in reality. Aliens, ghosts, half dead serial killers, not for me. So I am just surprised as you are that I now find myself dreaming of vampires. Seriously dreaming of them every night. Every night. Dreaming of being them, dating them, being chased by them. Every SINGLE night.

There are two things that I have to blame for my new mania.

  1. Twilight. OK, how is it that NO ONE told me about this series? I mean aren't we friends? Is it possible that if you are over the age of 25 then like me you have never heard of this series until the movie recently was released? Prior to our Thanksgiving trip I had been watching the hysteria surrounding Twilight. It made me think what is all the hype about? Then I read that the first book had been out for a few years and that all books were NYT best sellers. My first thought was how could I have missed this. My second thought was how fast can I get my hands on a copy of these books. Luckily, when were were about to board our plane I grabbed a copy of the first book from the newsstand and OMG where the hell have I been? I finished book one in about 20 hours and then rushed out in the dark of night to purchase books two and three. Two days later I was back for a late night run to the Barnes and Noble for book four. Did it bother me that I was fighting off teenagers to get my hands on that final copy? Not one bit. Did it bother me that i had to drive 30 miles? Nope. It was literary crack. I knew where it was and I HAD to get it. It has been a long time since I have gone so crazy over a series. I don't even know why I like it so much. As I said I don't love sci fi (loathe would be a better word), and recognize that the writing is geared towards those who are still in 10th grade, but none of that matters when I have one of those books in front of me. I am so immersed in every word. I pour over every sentence. I tear through page after page. I am a woman on a mission and I love every minute of it. The best part for me is that each book is about 650 pages so that feeling just goes on and on. I am anxiously awaiting my next mommy night so I can sneak out and see the movie. I have about 200 pages left in the final book so I may have to reward myself when I finish.
  2. True Blood. This show rocks! My husband I were late to join this bandwagon, but when we did we couldn't stop watching. in fact, one Saturday night we watch 3 episodes in a row (which if you knew us you would also agree is completely out of character given our 9:00 bedtimes). This show is seriously so creepy and so sexy sexy at the same time and somehow this combination TOTALLY works. I have the season finale burning a hole in my DVR right now, and now that the Husband is back I am counting the minutes until the little man goes to bed so we can pop open a cold beer and I can see how it all ends. 
Needless to say I HIGHLY recommend both of these. Just be warned once you get bitten (pun intended) you may not be able to stop. Make sure you block off about a week of time; in fact if you can send the husband, spouse, partner, roommate, child away that may be your best bet. Or better yet, send yourself away. I know, I know, now I'm really dreaming. 


10 comments :

The Missus said...

Vampires are the new black.

Miss Lady Finger said...

Ha! You got me on this one! I too, LOATHE Sci Fi and anything vampire'ish and/or horror'ish. I may have to sneak down to the library and borrow a book....not quite ready to put my money on vampire lit. just yet!
PS Missed your posts lately, keep writing please! You make me laugh x

Anonymous said...

My 14 year old daughter is nuts over it. She has the t-shirt, all the books and has seen the move at least 3 times. Even women at work are reading it! So, why am I not curious? The thought of vampires in love just doesn't do it for me. Yet, I want to be one of the "in crowd". What made you pick up the book and start to read it? Maybe I'm afraid I'll like it or is this another one of my "what if" thoughts? It's just a book after all, but what was the incentive to read it?

Cdn mom
ps - glad you're back!!

Anonymous said...

If you love True Blood, you'll love the series of books the show is based on. Keep the addiction going.

Anonymous said...

i am a major dork! i have been lost since buffy ended. so excited about twilight and true blood!(havent read/seen either, but know i will love them!)
bri

Julie Q said...

i haven't joined the twilight bandwagon yet, but me and my hubs were the same way with TrueBlood (except we might have watched 7 episodes in a row) yikes, did i just admit that? i LOVE that show, can't wait for next season!

April Elizabeth said...

Last weekend the fiancee and I decided to check out what all this noise was about True blood. So on saturday we watched the pilot on demand, and i swear to god we sat there until the wee hours of sunday morning and finished the entire season.. which was dumb, becuase the show won't be back for months. we should have spread it out, but no we had to watch 13 hours straight.

so good.

that girl? said...

OK.... think I need to get on board with the Twilight thing at the very least! I read about it in Grazia (my weekly bible of choice - fashion and gossip is the one true religion!). Perhaps I will try and get my hands on a book over the holiday season and see what it's all about.... quickly before Gossip Girl returns to British shores in January! xo xo

Yummy Mummy said...

Ok I am so glad I am not the only one!!!!!!!

Polly said...

I am trying so hard to avoid the Twilight craze.....Im not feeling too successful though!