I am in the midst of some obsessive behavior and the odd thing is that it is touching off more obsessive behavior. First of all let me preface this by saying that I tend er towards the obsessive side and I am a big dork. Well, honestly obsessive might not be the right word.
It is fairly normal for me to go through up and down phases with reading. Once I crack a book and start reading I have a hard time removing myself from the story and before I know it I am staying up much, much later than I should and trying to fit reading the book of the moment into every possible open second throughout the day. So I tend to read 2 or 3 books very quickly and then I take a break from reading for a while, sometimes a month or two, sometimes more.
If I were to let myself have a book going at all times I would probably neglect far too many things. Honestly it is not unheard of for me to forget to feed myself sometimes because I get so into the book of the moment.
The sad thing about my latest obsession is that it isn’t actually new. I will say before I make my confession that I frequently reread books I love. I read Pride and Prejudice yearly. I usually get the itch to reread one of the Harry Potter books and To Kill a Mockingbird on a yearly basis as well.
Last year around Thanksgiving I got sucked into Twilight like no other book before it. I literally finished it in less than 2 days and quickly moved on to New Moon. Even though we traveled over the holiday I managed to finish all four books in less than 2 weeks. It did help that I had a round trip flight from Denver to Dallas to fill with reading, but honestly I was so drawn into the story of Edward and Bella that I read whenever I had spare time and ended up missing out on a lot of sleep.
Like I said before I get sucked into books but I am not usually that bad.
Well it happened again. Last week I decided that I was in the mood to reread Twilight. I figured that since I had already read it I wouldn’t be so strongly sucked into it. I was wrong. So it is a week later and I have already read through all four books again. It helped that I already was familiar with the story and honestly there was a few sections that I skipped entirely. However, I have no idea how much sleep I owe myself at this point, I have missed so much of it.
So what do I do with myself now? Of course I couldn’t leave it where it alone and decided to visit the author, Stephenie Meyer’s, website. On the site she has unofficial playlists go along with all four published books from the Twilight saga and Midnight Sun.
So I listened through her playlists as I went about m y business today and I found myself actually really liking some of what she has suggested so now my obsessive reading is morphing into obsessive music gathering. I started a list of new bands, and new albums from bands that I was familiar with. I moved from StephenieMeyer.com to Pandora where my list has continued to grow.
Now all I can think about is finding more new music and maybe a bigger iPod to put it all on. My dark ages shuffle is like the typewriter of iPods.
I am so sure some of you are totally laughing at me right now. I can’t help it, I’m such a loon.