A few months ago, my sister and cousin, who are both in their mid-twenties tried to convince me to read the Twilight books. They believed it was the biggest thing since sliced bread. I refused. While I do love a good vampire-human love story, I did see that the target audience was for girls 12 and up. I haven’t been 12 in awhile so I refused to subject myself to a G-rated teen angst saga. They then tried to get me to see the movie since they had already seen it twice. I again declined. I know what type of movies my sister and cousin are into and trust me they’re absolute cheesy teeny-boppers.
Well a few weeks ago my MIL asked me if I knew anything about the Twilight books and movie and I gave her the same speech I gave my sister and cousin. Apparently, my MIL must be into young adult reading because she actually went out and bought the Twilight book. She finished reading it within 2 days. She complained that it was predictable and boring but yet she’s eager to read the rest of the saga. She lent the Twilight book to me and said to read it. I kept it on the end table in the living room for a couple of weeks, not really interested in reading it. Then one day, I was bored. Really, really bored. I couldn’t even think of anything to put on my blogs and I was too tired to work on my son’s blog so I picked it up and started to read it. At first I was still bored until Edward began to speak to Bella and I was hooked.
For young adult reading it’s not bad, if you keep that in mind, that it’s young adult reading. It’s a cool love story about a human teenage girl in love with a century old vampire and they’re in high school. I do have my gripes about it such as there isn’t one cuss word at all in the entire book. Yes I believe you can write an excellent book without the use of profanity but seriously, how many American teenagers do you know say ‘Holy Crow’ rather than ‘Holy shit’?? But it’s fun easy reading.
Anyway, I’m done reading Twilight and now I’m bored again. I refuse to buy the next book, New Moon, as every bookstore I’ve seen it in is charging at least $30 for the paperback version meanwhile back home it’s only $10 for the hardcover. Even with the exchange rate being crap at the moment, it’s still way cheaper in the US. So I put the book in my holds list at the library. In any event, if I can’t wait for the 200 something people in front of me to go through their copy of New Moon at the library, I might buy it but only from Amazon. Why are books in Australia so bloody expensive?? Or better yet, why isn’t Amazon in Australia???