I envy people who discovered the series just recently. I had available only the first 2 books released when I started the series, and had to wait patiently for the third book. Just before Breaking Dawn was released - reread the first 3 again....... to be able to read the series as one long book is much more satisfying then having to read in installments.
Realitychick I think reading the series the way you did is much more powerful and fulfilling - I am glad that you had the opportunity. I think Stephenie has an emotional appeal that I relate to easily. I am looking forward to the new series she is working on.