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Monday, February 14, 2011

For the love of vampire books

People are always asking me why I am always reading about vampires so I will do my best to try and explain my new found love of vampire stories. I used to read before I got pregnant with Jasper, but definitely not like I do now. Before Jasper I would only read maybe two or three books a year and it would be all types of books. Some love stories, murder mystery, and horror type like Stephen King novels. I can remember the day it all changed for me. It was about three weeks after Jasper died. I was still very sore from the c-section so my wonderful husband insisted on putting me in a wheelchair and carting me around Wal-Mart at 3 o’clock in the morning just so that I wouldn’t have to encounter any babies or pregnant women. That one particular night Jonathan wanted to look at the magazines so I decided to look at the books and that is where I found the books that in a sense changed and possibly saved my life. Those books where the Night World Series by L.J. Smith. When I say that these books saved my life I mean it literally. During those first weeks of losing my son I had thoughts of just ending my life and somehow these books helped me. When I began reading them it was like I was transported into another world as I was reading I became those characters. When I was reading I became so engrossed in the story that I stopped thinking about the pain and the sadness of losing my son. Vampires are the furthest thing from reality that you can possibly read about and that is what I need. I needed to find a way to escape the heartache and I found it. In the past 23 months 1 week and 1 day that Jasper has been gone I have read about 100 books. Yes! You read that right it is close to 100 books in almost 24 months.


  1. Lisa, I'm glad you found something to help you save your sanity. I've missed your blogging - glad you are back! xoxoxo

  2. Let me start by saying nice post. Im not sure if it has been talked about, but when using Chrome I can never get the entire site to load without refreshing many times. Could just be my computer. Thanks.

  3. Vampire books saved my life too! i hardly ever used to read and then after the boys died decided to read twilight and was hooked as you know :)I love how they get you out of your own head and into someone elses, it makes you forget all about everything. I love that you love vampire books as much as me and i have someone to talk to about my crazy obsession. Xxx

  4. I started to read the Twilight ones and I had to stop because the one book in the series just brought me down.

  5. I'm right there with you. I've been reading A LOT of vampire books. They take me to a different place and I like that. I like to hear all your suggestions on books. :)