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.