Stop with the Vampire Bashing! All books Are OK if someone reads them!!!!!!

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of Facebook posts and Blog postings that bash Twilight and other vampire books, but especially Twilight.

STOP IT NOW. Hey, I’m not a big Twilight fan. I thought the  books were pretty silly (I read the first 2). The first movie was ok (very funny) and the others were really stupid…BUT that is not my point.

My point is that the TWILIGHT series got a lot of kids to start reading more than their text messages. So what if they are about sparkling vampires (ha ha ha no such thing) or their weird friends. The books got kids to READ and they continue to read other books.

And don’t give me crap about kids reading literature. I hated Little Women when it was new and I still hate it. Let kids read what they like. If they like mysteries or romance or history or physics or graphic novels – it is ALL GOOD as long as they are reading.

READING IS GOOD. Kids reading is even better – because they grow up to be adults who read.

I’m not going to read Fifty Shades of Gray either but I’m not going to bash it – same thing…it gets people READING. So they finish that book and move on to something else. This isn’t rocket science – it makes sense. Easy stuff.

So next time you want to bash popular fiction think about the kid who is doesn’t like to read because he or she doesn’t have a book that is fun to read. And really, that’s why I read, because I like a good story.  And you know what? My good story might not be your good story.

So stop BASHING. Mind your own business. And if you have a book you like spread the news. If you have a book you don’t like, then MOVE ON. Don’t dwell on it like a jilted lover. It is just a book. There are thousands of other books out there. MOVE ON.

Thank you for hearing me out.

~ Juliette

9 thoughts on “Stop with the Vampire Bashing! All books Are OK if someone reads them!!!!!!

  1. I couldn’t agree more! I didn’t like the Twilight series myself, but I do respect Stephanie Meyer. I read all the books and am going to watch the last movie just to finish what I’ve started. Anyway, well said! I’m tired of others bashing on books they don’t like and not giving others the chance to form their opinion. They’re mostly the younger generations though, don’t you think? I find a lot around my age (20) and even more in the younger ones.

  2. Thanks for the comment and thank you so much for visiting. This morning I came across the rantings of a 22 year old man with little life experience (in my mind). I wanted to tell him “You know, if we all liked the same thing the world would be a boring place.” Much of the bashing is from younger folks but older folks as well. It is a nasty habit and hard to break. So much time an energy spend to be spent on fiction – that they have to choice to read or not to read. Energy that could be spent doing something useful like volunteering for the local food bank or convincing people adopt shelter animals, or mowing their granny’s yard for her, etc etc etc.

  3. I have had this same feeling many times. It’s like it is a sport to make fun of a certain book or genre. I love vampire books and know many others who do as well. They wouldn’t keep putting out more if there wasn’t a demand for them. People can complain all they want, but I don’t think the paranormal genre is going anywhere for awhile. That suits me just fine.

  4. Thank you Susan. I agree %100. I go into book stores and libraries or anywhere people read and see them reading everything from Westerns to Science Fiction to Mysteries to Romance. All is good and nobody should ever be put down for what they read or for what they write.

    Reminds me of a quote:

    “For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”
    -Louis L’Amour

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  6. 🙂 I was just talking with my DWH about an author who writes paranornal/vampire/were(animal?) books. Our discussion included th e concept that many humans have theories about vampires, werewolves and other creatures. I don’t proclaim to know fully about any of these creatures, because I am a mere human and the only direct experience I have is with werewolves, but I do enjoy experiencing through prose another author’s ideas. Therefore, I wholeheartedly agree, no book bashing please.

    Oh and by the way, I did read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Both DWH and I enjoyed books 1 and 2, but by book three the theme got tiresome. I guess all good things come to an end.

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