One of my good friends and fellow Twilighter (Sophie) kept telling me I had to read these books. She told me that everyone she had recommended them to had loved them. I told her I'd add them to my wish list on Amazon, but that money was tight right now and new books were an "extra" that we weren't doing at this time. This whole conversation went down on Twitter.
Marshall's Uncle follows me on Twitter. Apparently he was catching this conversation about this book series and spoke with Marshall's Aunt about surprising me with Book I in the series. As you know, things have been pretty stressful around here and I was so overwhelmed with their act of kindness. It really lifted my spirits.
So I started reading book I. I got totally sucked into just as Sophie said I would. I kept talking with Sophie about the book as each new twist and turn happened. She asked if I had books II and III which I told her I did not. Then she told me a package was coming. She was sending me books II and III as a gift. She didn't want anything in return, just for me to pay it forward when I can to someone else. And by "pay it forward" I'm assuming she means buying the books for someone else, because I'M NOT PARTING WITH MY OWN PERSONAL BOOKS. (glad I cleared that up, whew!)
Well, her package came in perfect timing. It came the day after I finished the first book. So now I'm trying to steal every spare moment away to read more. This was such a special gift from Marshall's Aunt and Uncle and my friend Sophie and has really lifted my spirits in stressful times.
What book series am I talking about? The Mortal Instruments Series. If you loved the Harry Potter books and you loved the Twilight Series... you will LOVE this series too. Trust me. Have I ever steered you wrong before? (don't answer that)
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to reading. Kthxbai.