Sharing the love of books with a non-reader


I love books — coffee table books, pocket books, text books, books with large fonts, book with small fonts, books, books, books. My husband likes books too — graphic novels and comic books. He’s an artist, hence his fascination with different drawing styles and characters brought to life by illustrators. He likes seeing in pictures what he reads. I, on the other hand, prefer to use my imagination.

My love for the Twilight series fascinated him. While I’d always rave to him about good books I had read, it was obvious to him how much I enjoyed Stephenie Meyer’s three books. He’d ask about the characters and the premise of each book. Once I’d get too involved in telling him the story, he’d ask me to stop. Perhaps he’d read it one of these days too, he said. What fascinated him the most is that I didn’t get freaked out by how vampires are central to Meyer’s Twilight world.

But you’re my Scare Bear!, he’d tease me. And when I’d tell him how Meyer’s books are scaredy-cat friendly, he’d laugh and be even more intrigued by the series. But he never did get to reading the books.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket When I chanced upon the Twilight audiobook at Barnes & Noble, I knew I just had to get it. Uggh, the price tag made me stop in my tracks but I thought of the audiobook as an investment. I really wanted to share my love of the series with my husband, and this audiobook did seem to be the best way for him to appreciate it. He enjoyed listening to music after all. It was a good decision to get this audiobook. We started listening to it last Monday evening, and on the way to work on Tuesday morning. Once he dropped me off at work, I thought he’d stop the CD and listen to the radio instead. He proved me wrong, much to my satisfaction. He listened to Twilight on his own, and even asked me questions about the story.

I can see that he’s enjoying it. This morning, I grinned to myself as I heard him snort and laugh to some of the situations that I found amusing too. He’s already asking me to check out the New Moon and Eclipse audiobooks as well. I find that very encouraging.

While audiobooks are a pain in the pocket, I find that sharing my love of reading with my husband far outweighs that price tag. Finally, we can both talk about a book I love and that he is learning to love too. I still get to use my imagination and he sees images through the story he hears.

And there’s always room for one more Twilight fan. 😉


Meanwhile, did you know that buying this audiobook through Amazon is so much cheaper than getting it from Barnes & Noble? ARRRRGH!!! I could have saved almost $20!Image credit: Amazon

9 Comments on Sharing the love of books with a non-reader

  1. Lisa
    September 27, 2007 at 8:26 am (17 years ago)

    I finally got copies!! I’m halfway through the third book – trying to prolong it because I don’t want to let go. The husband is almost done. (I told him that if Edward came knocking on my door, I’d leave him. He picked up the books and started reading. Damage control. Haha.)

  2. fionixe
    September 27, 2007 at 11:58 am (17 years ago)

    andami na ngang fan ng twilight ngayon. ^_^ they even have the book in different language eh. Dun sa Japanese version, may random manga drawings din ^_^

  3. Junnie
    September 28, 2007 at 1:00 am (17 years ago)

    and buying it from Costco will save you another $5 to $ 10.

    My picture in Facebook is inspired from the Twilight book cover. but i had to show my face…kundi handbook siya at hindi facebook…

    speaking of which – you just made me eat dust yesterday…my lowest low in scrabble games, 3 straight losses…:( all in 1 hr , wohohoooo

  4. rye
    September 28, 2007 at 11:16 am (17 years ago)

    I am really inspired about the way you handle the differences in your personality. That truly makes for a great relationship.

    God bless

  5. BabyPink
    September 28, 2007 at 9:03 pm (17 years ago)

    hehehe:) nakakatuwa kayo ni master. you compliment each other.:)

    kailangan makbasa na ako niyang “twilight” na ‘yan.

    hello kay master.:)

  6. Rach
    September 30, 2007 at 9:00 pm (17 years ago)

    I’ve heard raves about Twilight but as usual huli na naman ako. Thanks for sharing.

  7. leah
    October 1, 2007 at 10:25 am (17 years ago)

    i read from her site na may movie in the making na ito..aahh..have to read it first! thanks for sharing

  8. karol
    October 23, 2007 at 7:32 am (17 years ago)

    tones! i started reading na. i’m about to finish book 2. i love it!!!! thanks to u. hehe… i heard about twilight from a friend a few months ago pa, but i didn’t really consider reading it until i got to read this entry. :) i found pala sa website ni stephenie meyer 1 chapter na edward’s point of view naman…midnight sun ata title. basta counterpart sya ng twilight, pero 1st chapter lang. i think she’s making it into a book also. :)

    Yey! Another fan! W0000t! Hahaha. I’m so happy you’re enjoying it. It gets better and better!

    I’ve read Chapter 1 of Midnight Sun as well. It kept me hanging (and I’m sure it did the same to all its readers)! Argh. What torture! Getting into Edward’s mind is such an interesting thing. Malamang 2009 or 2010 pa ito.

    The movie’s set to come out in 2008 DAW. I can’t wait for that too! I hope they do justice to the book.

  9. Books-A-Million
    July 9, 2008 at 4:30 am (16 years ago)

    Books-A-Million is hosting THE party of the Summer for all Twilight fans. Celebrate the midnight release of Breaking Dawn with Twilight trivia contests, costume contests, prizes, and much more! Party starts at 10pm on Friday, August 1st. Visit you local Books-A-Million to pre-purchase the book today and be the first in line to get Breaking Dawn at midnight, you won’t get it anywhere else faster!

    Thanks for the info. :)


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