Saturday, August 2, 2008

Breaking Dawn

Last night, I found myself taking my girls and one of their friends to Borders, for the midnight release of Stephanie Meyer's book, "Breaking Dawn." I was pretty tired, but once I got there, all of the books and all of the energy woke me up! There were a couple hundred of people there! Most of them had come earlier in the day to get a numbered bracelet, which secured their space in line for their midnight purchase. There were also festivities going on since 9:30 PM that night. I thought it was pretty funny that some people came dressed up as some of the vampire characters - even a bride! I enjoyed myself browsing through the books while my kids stood in line. It was so nice to just peruse without any destination or timeframe whatsoever. I found a cool cookbook called "Country Italian Cooking" on the bargain table, and then I brought my 30% off coupon for a book by Dr. Henry Cloud entitled "9 Things You Simply Must Do." He's my favorite author, and this is a book I've wanted to read for awhile.

When they started rolling the boxes of books out on dollies, girls started screaming and cheering. It was HILARIOUS. The line stretched all the way around the perimeter of the store and out the front. Then, the time hit 12:01 - more screaming. The line started moving. The cashiers were moving as quickly as they could. Amanda was sort of in the middle of the LONG line, but once the cashiers got going, it moved pretty quickly. I used my Borders card, and they got 40% off their books! People (mostly girls) were hugging their books. Some girls had asked for the cardboard boxes the books came in, and were lovingly carrying those. Kids were sitting down on the sidewalk, outside in front of the store, already reading their books.

I was sort of amazed that there was this much excitement for a book! But, the author is from our area, and describes some places and towns we are familiar with. "Twilight" was the first in the series of books that will soon be made into a movie, so there's a lot of buzz about that, too. The second book was "Eclipse." I don't know - my girls think I should read them. I'm not sure if I would like them, but maybe I'll try it......

3 comments:

Rochelle said...

I don't know much about the books, except that they're a hit, but the author is a Mormon mother from Arizona. She's got values. Maybe the book aren't all bad....

Jodi said...

Yeah, I'm disappointed about the Mormon thing - my girls are, too. I thought the same thing about the values. My daughter said that the guy vampire is in a relationship with a girl, and she wants to become intimate with him, but he wants to wait until they're married. I'll take that, even if she's Mormon...

The Girls' Moma said...

I've seen this book EVERYWHERE. I may have to read it, too.