I'm a mom of two, non-custodial stepmom of one. I was in the Army for ten years, and married to two different Soldiers (yea, I got a thing for uniforms... and men who are not intimidated by my independence and tom boyish ways :D... and that is one Soldier while I was in the Army, and I married my second Soldier six months after I got out of the Army). I actually met my husband at my last unit while I was on duty, and when I was discharged, I moved to be closer to my ex-husband so our kids could have more time with him... and my husband happened to be stationed there, too!! So it all worked out for 3 years (before the big bad Army split us all up...)
Ironically, it is my ex-husband's ex-girlfriend (well, not ex at the time!) that let me read the first Twilight book because I had told her I wasn't interested in the movie from what I saw in the previews. She told me to give the book a chance and let me borrow her copy, and I had it read within 2 days and I was hooked. I read the rest of the saga in less than a week. She had been given the books by her sister as a belated birthday present and Christmas present after she got back from deployment, and seven months later her sister was killed. When she left for some training and a new duty assignment, one of the last things she did was give me all four books because she knew I loved them so much. And they get a special spot to be stored, right next to my bed, not mixed in with all my other books in the office.
I'm one of those people that enjoys the movies enough, but I don't like them compared to the books. I think there were too many changes, stuff left out, that took away from following the flow of the books. I always tell people to read the books before seeing movies, because the movies rarely match up with the books. And I think the books are usually better than the movies!!
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