Vampire Diaries–Proved Me Wrong

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?

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6 Responses to Vampire Diaries–Proved Me Wrong

  1. Lucas says:

    The same thing happend to me with the “Fast and Furious” movies. These movies have been being released for the past 10 years and I always thought they must be stupid. But I finally watched #1 and #2 over the weekend and loved all the crazy action and the main character played by Paul Walker. Now I can’t wait to watch #3-6.

    • That’s awesome! I’m so glad I’m not the only one. 🙂 I’ve seen them on tv a few times and they were pretty action packed and he’s pretty hot. Hope you enjoy the rest of the movies.

  2. tracy says:

    You could have just borrowed the books from me, you know. I am knee-deep in teen vampire goodness of all varieties! And you know how I feel about the TV show. That being said, if you need any of the House of Night Series or Vampire Academies, just let me know 🙂

    But I know what you mean about wanting to avoid the hype—I watched most of Buffy years after the fact. I was late to the Tudors, too.

    • I like having my own copy to add to my bookshelves. The ebooks thing really annoys me. I miss having the copy I read on display. I may check out the House of Night Series. 🙂
      I either am ahead of the group or a strangler. With Trueblood, I was all into it before the series even started. But other stuff, I hem and haw about joining in the liking. 🙂 Loved Buffy, but also a late adotper on that one.

  3. berry says:

    I can’t get enough of days of our lives. Hooked. I also live for talk shows. Can’t get enough.

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