Monday, May 30, 2011

Full Circle

It FINALLY hit me!  The other night while hanging out with my crop-girls working on upcoming design team projects, the subject of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga (and my love for it) popped up.  In the past, it has nagged me that the name "Twilight" was somehow known to me.  Distant memories of the color palettes of Twilight, the allure of the paranormal subject, there was just SOMETHING so familiar to me.... like deja vu.  "I've been here, seen this, somewhere before."

Yep, it hit me this morning.  Those distant memories, and the feeling of deja vu that I've had for YEARS since Twilight's first release, hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.  When I was in grade school, there was a series of books that I used to LOVE reading.  Because I was an air force brat and moved quite a bit, I only got to enjoy these books for a short time at one of the MANY schools I got to attend as a child (yay for well-stocked libraries for children).  I don't know how many there were in total because when we moved from Arizona to Michigan, I never saw them again.  I feel like I read at least a dozen of them and remember remembering they were the GREATEST stories that always managed to transport me to another world.  These books began my love for reading and being without them killed it until long into my adulthood.  The memory of my love affair with reading these books were long forgotten over the years, buried.

I cannot believe that after all these years I am just now remembering these wonderful books... I was absolutely FLOODED this morning.  I've just always had a nagging feeling about my excitement for the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series.  In fact, the Twilight books and movies ALSO transport me in the same way the original adolescent books had and a part of me wonders if Stephenie herself was a fan of the original Twilight books ("Where Darkness Begins") as well.  Anyway, I'm now on a search to find every one of these books that I loved way back when. 

And I really need to add that without Amazon (the book pictured is from Amazon's listings, you can go directly there by clicking HERE) I would never have been able to verify the name of this book series as I haven't seen it in years, and until I saw the clock face on the cover of the book, the memory that was trying to surface would have stayed fuzzy.  I was searching through the MANY Twilight listings stopping dead in my tracks when I saw that clock face.  For some reason, this morning I remembered the book series name MIGHT have been Twilight.  Thank you Amazon for being in existence to confirm my suspicions and rekindling (pardon the pun) my excitement for reading.  I plan on getting my hands on all of them.... so I should be reading for awhile!  How nice would it be if there is a Kindle edition for each of them!!!

2 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is soooooo cool that you remembered these books....I will have to check them out :):):):)

Carol said...

WOW I remember these books, they were on my list of favs! Awww the memories! TFS