I don’t watch a lot of TV and I don’t often like sitting through movies, even with knitting in my hands. I haven’t watched a lot of sitcoms/drama shows in my life, definitely not with intense regularity. I’d rather put my nose in a book and dress the characters and their voices how I want to.
Perhaps that’s why I enjoyed reading the Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn) by Stephenie Meyer. As a series, it’s light. It is very much a turn-off-your-brain-and-relax type of story… I don’t know how to explain it, or why I ate up all four books so quickly.
But I did.
I’ve seen some categorize this series as guilty pleasure. Yup. That sounds about right.
Now, a few friends wondered if this series would be ok for their children. I cannot determine what is or what is not appropriate for your child. I don’t think there’s anything in these stories that would give high school children nightmares, and I think that there are lots of situations that would help raise talking (or writing) points with your child. If I had a child in high school would I allow them to read the series? Definitely yes, but only if their homework was complete, music practised, miles run, and they didn’t obsess over it like I just did. Would I allow a junior high or elementary school student to read them? I have no idea. The cat is only a year and a half old and he wasn’t interested in the least about what I was reading, only happy that I took out ebooks from the NYPL so he could snuggle and I only needed one had to hold the story and turn the virtual pages, the other hand was for scritches.