Monday, March 30, 2009

The New 30-Something Teens

They say that 30 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 30; but how do you explain 35 year old+ women interested in things that were orginally designed for teenagers?

Yesterday, I sat on the couch almost the entire day engrossed in the vampire novel by Stephenie Meyer called "Twilight". No doubt mothers with preteen and teenage daugthers are familiar with the series (and the subsequent movie), but I am 39 with very young children who know nothing of this series. I know about these books because all of my 30-something year old friends keep talking about how they stayed up all night to read a 500 page book. I have friends exchanging "flair" on Facebook (another teen phenomena taken over by the old people) that reads "Edward Cullen is my vampire boyfriend" or "Bella Swan wannabe!" What's going on?

I was a bit skeptical of the book since it dealt with a subject I tend to shy away from, but the story is very engaging, easy to read, and deals with the dual nature of everyone's personality. Nothing bloody, gory or sexually graphics happens in the story making it acceptable for teenagers (and their 60 year old grandmothers) to read. Heck, my mother has a copy waiting in the wings to read!

So, I am patiently waiting for Wednesday when a friend will be loaning me her copy of the sequel. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next story! It's totally tubular!


  1. I feel like im missing something by not reading the book. You guys are all raving about it. Im not really a reader, and the subject doesnt seem apealing, but I just might have to give it a Glad you are enjoing your book.

  2. haha! I took a week to read the first one. The person who loaned it to me was HORRIFIED it took me so long. :) I tend to read several books at one time, though. Plus, I was hiding it from Sarah until I made sure it was rated G. :) I liked it. Definitely worth reading. I think I related a little too much to Bella because I read the first half with tears leaking out of my eyes.