My infatuation with Twilight has been driving my boyfriend, family and friends crazy, but I don't really mind because some good changes have come from my obsession.
Reading Twilight [the first time] reminded me of all those intense feelings of teenage love, as well as those of first love. I think Stephenie Meyer got it exactly right when she wrote the story.
As a result of this, I have found that I do like mushy love stuff again. Prime example: I am back to watching Moulin Rouge again and again.
Finally, I just love books again. It has been so long since I have read and enjoyed books in the way that I do now. Since I moved to the Bay Area in 2007 I did start reading more, but that was because I sat on the Bart for over two hours a day (I cannot stand just sitting and being bored; I need to be doing something). Twilight has done something more for my reading than riding on the Bart ever did--I am now going through the classics because of Stephenie Meyer's constant references to books like Wuthering Heights. I am almost done with Pride and Prejudice, and it was fun to recognize Ms. Meyer's inspiration/homage to the classic romance. Here is the quote that did it for me:
I knew enough of your disposition to be certain, that had you been absolutely, irrevocably decided against me, you would have acknowledged it...
That would be Mr. Darcy speaking to Elizabeth Bennet.