A One Way Voyage........

I live life not the way I want it. I live life the way I decided. Decisions never always reflect what you want. Whether it's a mistake or not, it is the way God wanted it to be. Not known for now, but there is a reason, for I have died once, yet lived again. Be it fraught with upsets, at the end of the road, for as long as I can say "I have not harmed a soul", then it withstood the waves and the journey was perfect.-Falcon116

Saturday, January 3

TWILIGHT OUTAGE

My first biggest disappointment for 2009 occurred yesterday when I literally drove around Darwin like a maniac, hopping from one book store to another trying to secure a copy of :
1)ECLIPSE
2)BREAKING DAWN
I wanted to read the whole Twilight anthology before I go back to work on Monday because when I start on Monday, I will probably have no more time to read...And of course, the main reason is that I am so missing the characters, specially Edward, Bella and Jacob.
Why have I been caught up in the ensuing frenzy of this cult hit when I have absolutely no previous history in reading vampire books/stories?

First, I went to the nearest shopping Centre, about 3 minutes drive from my house-TARGET. They don't have any copy....SOLD OUT.
Then I drove to the biggest shopping Centre in Darwin-Casuarina Shopping Centre which is about a 25-30 minutes drive from home. There are five book stores in that mall. I went to K-Mart first, where Cat and I bought the first two books. All SOLD OUT.

Then I went to Dymocks- All SOLD OUT....Bugger!

Walked all the way to Angus-All SOLD OUT...Damn! But the lady offered me a hopeful advise...Try Big-W.

So I hurried to Big-W...Then I spotted TWILIGHT... YES!!! I went around that book shelf where several copies of Twilight was sitting hoping that my sight will catch the word ECLIPSE... Nothing. So I went around again to double check. Nothing. Then again...Why is life so hard??? I finally asked one of the attendants if they've got ECLIPSE, and she asked me whether I have reserved a copy of Eclipse or if I ordered any at all... Merong ganon???

I was so tempted to say yes. But I know that's not going to help. I simply asked, " so you've got copies here? but they're all reserved?" I tried so badly to persuade her to give me one of the copies they're holding on for someone else...NOPE! But she has one more extra copy of BREAKING DAWN which was meant to be for her, and it's in the back room. That's good...OK I'll have it.

OK, my optimism is not withering off that easy, I went to a big News agency that sells books... Hoping they'd have ECLIPSE...SOLD OUT. These two words were starting to really irritate me yesterday.

So, I came home with a copy of the last book-BREAKING DAWN. I did not know how bad this move was until I got home, because I was just literally staring at the unopened book, unable to read it. I was seriously contemplating whether to go ahead and read it... or even just the first chapter...Then I decided, I'm not giving up. I'll get ECLIPSE one way or another...maybe rob BIG-W, with a toy gun and demand one of the reserved copies of eclipse...

NEWS HEADLINE:

AN ASIAN FEMALE, EARLY 30'S, OVERWEIGHT, ROBS BIG-W, HELD A STORE ATTENDANT HOSTAGE FOR A COPY OF STEPHENIE MEYER'S BOOK, ECLIPSE.

How bad would that have been?

That is how desperate I am. Hopefully, today, I'll find a copy somewhere...

I've never fallen in love with a book, a story and the characters therein, like I am with this whole series. Twilight runs the gamut from falling in love with the wrong one, trying to make it work, danger, leaving-to protect the loved one, unbearable promises, reconciliation, then facing danger again, to negotiations, pitfalls, exposure, fitting in and the whole package. It takes my very rare romantic imagination to a whole new level. Fall in love with a vampire or fall in love with a werewolf?

I have never heard of Stephenie Meyers previously, but now that I have, I will surely watch out for more of her creative works. I have already decided, I am one of the million fanatics of this anthology, joining Ivy Aralar and millions more...And hopefully when this ends, she'll be able to create more work that will have my mind think as the first person in the story and take my imagination to a different world.

For those who have not read the book yet, please do. It's better than Romeo & Juliet. The Romeo & Juliet element is but a tiny touch of this saga. It uncannily mirrors the Shakespearean tragedy in NEW MOON but, with a different shade and spice. J.K. Rowling, move over!

Well, what are you waiting for? Go find a copy and start reading...I'll go, resume my hunt for a copy of ECLIPSE...

Happy reading.




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