Stephenie Meyers' Twilight Saga is one of my favorite stories. I only learned about it while searching for Harry Potter Flair. I kept seeing crossover references between the two stories and decided to check it out. Since it is about vampires, I didn't think I would be interested in the stories. But I also didn't think I would like stories about wizards, either.
Bookstores had release parties on August 1st so fans could purchase the book at midnight. I went to Barnes and Noble and had a nice time. There were a lot of fun decorations and they even renamed the drinks and desserts in the cafe to the Twilight theme. Godiva also had a Twilight chocolate bar available for purchase.
I made a special "Team Jacob" shirt for the party. If you know the story, then you would know why. And even though it isn't a spolier, I still don't like to read and tell.
I was second in line and had my book at 12:01. I was home by 12:10 and started reading the book at 12:16. At 5:45 I forced myself to go to sleep. I didn't want to, but knew if I wanted to function that a nap would be enough to get me through the day. It took me about eight or nine hours to read the books. I finished reading the book in one day. I really did enjoy it a lot. There were so many twists and turns, unexpected plots, and big surprises. Twilight has helped ease my post-Potter depression, but now I need a new series to help me through my days.