So it’s finally happened. Before you judge me let me give you the entire story.
I have gone on three decades of being a huge book snob. I can remember in fifth grade judging someone for ready Scary Stories as I was hauling through Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I’ve always prided myself in my superior book choices. I promise I love literature and meaningful novels. That being said, I apparently am weak under peer pressure. For months I have carried around Twilight in my purse just to patronize my friend who gave it to me to read. I’m not a fourteen year old girl is what I told myself. So I went into my boss’s office to pump (have no fear I kicked her out first); pumping is by far the worst part of my work day and a dreaded chore that I do for the sake of my beautiful little Sam. Normally I am able to get a few minutes of pumping in while I check my facebook or read blogs. Unfortunately I forgot my phone on this particular day. So my only option to pass the time was to read the only book within reach…Twilight. I figured it would be fun to read and make fun of, so why not right? Suddenly I realized it was 40 minutes and 8 ounces later! I am addicted. It is now my crack. I am no longer a book snob. Edward Cullen and Bella Swan have changed me from a book snob into a reading junky. Five days later I am on the third book. I just thought I would now come out of the dark and confess my new appreciation for less than scholarly writing.
So I’m now ready. Judge me.
Although I will not post it out of fear of ridicule I did indeed try to find the designer of the grey pea coat that Edward wears in the movie as a gift for my hubby. Turns out it was custom-made.
In my defense, at least Simon enjoys good literature. Here he is reading A Confederacy of Dunces