I'm glad to be done reading the entire saga. It sucked away my non-work time completely for the last two weeks... and I mean ALL non-work time!
I was driving around dropping off kids and running errands, and the songs playing on the radio would remind me of the characters and the events. I was reading "The Nightingale" with my students, and I felt like the Nightingale's way of speaking was very like Edward's. As I changed the date on the board and put up the day's assignments, I felt like the characters were watching over my shoulder. I tossed and turned at night, haunted my images and thoughts relating to the conflicts and struggles in the books. I thought about being a Democrat at the Republican Convention as shape-shifters versus vampires, and thinking of the opposite (I'm not clear about which I am) as smelly and repulsive. I was even watching The Jungle Book and thinking about Mowgli being raised by wolves... you get where I'm going here. It's incredible.
Several friends of mine were in an endless cycle of reading, going through the entire series 7 times in 7 weeks. I thought they were crazy. Now that I've finished the last one, I understand... I want to go back to the first one and read through their beginning again. Luckily, I left it in my classroom library. It'll allow me to do the dishes and the laundry and pay bills and scrapbook... and try reading something else.
I'm not certain I want to see the movie completely. I love my image of Edward (he's a hotty in my brain), and I'm not sure I'll willing to give it up, even if it is for Cedric Diggery. But, I also don't really have a clear image of Bella, so that might be helpful. I guess the best route is to simply read the saga again before the movie comes out, which would better burn Edward's face into my head before it's threatened.