Jan 18, 2009 iThoughts
In the sixties there was a fear that television would replace reading. The concern was that children who watched television would ditch their books. The dire prediction did not come true. More recently people worried that the internet would replace books in the lives of children. From what I have seen that hasn’t happen either. On the contrary I think the internet has created increased interest in books.
I speak from experience. I got pulled into the Twilight phenomenon because of the internet. While surfing the internet looking for a romance novel for some leisure reading I kept running into Twilight. Normally I wouldn’t be interested in a young adult romance novel. However there was so much twitter, blogging and postings about Twilight curiosity got the best of me. I started on page one of Twilight and didn’t stop until the final page of Breaking Dawn….phew!!
I am not here to review the book. In no way do I want to catch the wrath of the millions of fans. But for me there was one thing I took away from the book. I never could get the hot guy in high school and when I look back on my high school years I am reminded of that pain. Stephanie Meyer has made me feel much better about myself. I now know that the hot guy was a vampire…and the second hottest was a werewolf. ..again, phew!