As a general rule of thumb, I’m not a jump-on-the-bandwagon girl. As a matter of fact, I resisted reading the Harry Potter series for years.
Because I don’t like doing what other people are doing. Even if I miss out on cool stuff. Plus all the hype created unbelievably high expectations and I figured it would never live up to it.
Eventually I gave in and loved each book. Same with the Vampire Diaries TV series. I refused to watch it.
Until a fellow blogger, Loren Chase, sung its praises. So I started reconsidering. But I’m super slow to change my mind once it’s really made up. Finally last week, I flicked on the tv and was channel surfing. I stopped on the CW, not realizing what I was watching.
Just knowing I liked it. It captured my attention. It took a few minutes to realize it was Vampire Diaries. When the episode ended, I read the wiki entry on it. Then I read about the novels (written in 1991–when I was starting high school). Wow.
Watched the most recent episodes on the CW website.
At Target, I saw the original 4 books and decided to pick them up last Sunday. I read all 1000+ pages in a week. I ordered season 1 of the series.
So Loren, sorry it took me so long to try it, but you were 100% right and I love Vampire Diaries. 🙂
What hooked me? The characters. The conflict. The show also has some wicked hot actors. And some great music.
With the books, I wanted to see how it ended and L.J. Smith had a habit of ending the book where you had to know what happened next.
I’m reading her newest additions to the series this week. Curious to see what happens next.
What have you stumbled on lately that you liked? Or tried to avoid only to fall into its clutches and be glad for it?