A little over a year ago, I told you the inspiring story of how I gave my young hairdresser (a self-identified nonreader) a copy of Twilight for Christmas, and eight months later she called me at home to tell me how much she loved it. You remember that, right?
Well, I was in having some work down this past week, and the first thing K. said to me was, "I've finished all four of them." She'd read the entire Twilight series and loved Breaking Dawn. She thought the series ended perfectly. She said she'd like to read all the books over again next summer.
She also said she tells everyone about the books and hopes they all like them as much as she did. She then turned to a client in the next chair and said, "This is the woman" (meaning me) "who told me about that book I told you about." Later, while we were over next to one of the sinks, still another woman comes over to tell K. that her daughter had read over a hundred pages of K.'s copy of Breaking Dawn, which she had loaned her the day before. The girl reader (twelve years old) had stopped fighting with her brother to read.
K. told me she has a Twilight calendar with pictures from the upcoming movie.
Now, okay, I wasn't super fond of the second through fourth books in the Twilight serie. Nonetheless, it is quite a thrill to have excited someone so much about a book and reading that she's spreading the word about the book herself.
Now I need to find a new series for her.