That is it……………..


I can’t do it anymore. I have had enough. It is finally official. I cannot read anything that involves vampires anymore. I know that there is some good writing and stories out there, but I am done. I have tried and when I read about them all I think is “Good Lord, not another story with romance and….and….and…”

I tried to read the new collection of short stories that dealt with supernatural and vampires and whatnot, which I am told are great and worth the read. However, I cannot do it. This is like the fifth YA book that I just cannot get into. I don’t know if I am just being a moody reader right now, but it is not gonna happen. I have had enough of the supernatural story lines. I apologize for my rant, but when will the masses move on? I know that you have to sell millions and then everyone and their mother will jump on board. Actually, why don’t you all stay involved with vampires so you don’t go ruining another genre or topic. Now, I am off to find something to read that will grab my interest. I am still working through The Stand, but that is not an easy read. Any suggestions? I am open and desperate.

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  1. I tend to agree.
    While I like the whole supernatural theme, to me, too many authors have jumped on the vampire/zombie/undead idea. At this point, it’s just over done. I get that Twilight was and is a big seller, however, why do so many others have to follow suit? To me it’s an issue of lack of creativity on the part of some who feel the need to copy the trend in pursuit of profit.
    Let’s get original, right?!

    I read The Stand years ago and I really enjoyed it. Stick with it!

    I know they are more “girl” books, but have you read any Jodi Picoult? A lot of our middle school students are reading her currently.

    I’ve also just started Anything but Typical which is narrated by a 12 year old boy with autism. So far I like it a lot.

    What about Don’t Call me Ishmael? I have a student liking that a lot so far.

    Did you ever get ahold of Going Bovine? Loved it as did a couple of my male students.

    Speaking of undead books, many kids in my classes are reading The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.

    How about going old school… Hardy Boys, Babysitter’s Club, VC Andrews. You mentioned rereading the Ramona books… sometimes going back to what we used to enjoy can be an interested trip! It’d be interesting to see if what we used to love to read would appeal to us now.

    What about nonfiction?

    And lastly, what about reliving the classics? Maybe someone such as yourself would be a good model for getting kids interested in some traditional, classic lit again like Huck Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc.
    This link has a list of books recommended for “college bound” students. http://als.lib.wi.us/Collegebound.html

    Just some thoughts! Sorry I rambled.

  2. I tend to agree.
    While I like the whole supernatural theme, to me, too many authors have jumped on the vampire/zombie/undead idea. At this point, it’s just over done. I get that Twilight was and is a big seller, however, why do so many others have to follow suit? To me it’s an issue of lack of creativity on the part of some who feel the need to copy the trend in pursuit of profit.
    Let’s get original, right?!

    I read The Stand years ago and I really enjoyed it. Stick with it!

    I know they are more “girl” books, but have you read any Jodi Picoult? A lot of our middle school students are reading her currently.

    I’ve also just started Anything but Typical which is narrated by a 12 year old boy with autism. So far I like it a lot.

    What about Don’t Call me Ishmael? I have a student liking that a lot so far.

    Did you ever get ahold of Going Bovine? Loved it as did a couple of my male students.

    Speaking of undead books, many kids in my classes are reading The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.

    How about going old school… Hardy Boys, Babysitter’s Club, VC Andrews. You mentioned rereading the Ramona books… sometimes going back to what we used to enjoy can be an interested trip! It’d be interesting to see if what we used to love to read would appeal to us now.

    What about nonfiction?

    And lastly, what about reliving the classics? Maybe someone such as yourself would be a good model for getting kids interested in some traditional, classic lit again like Huck Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc.
    This link has a list of books recommended for “college bound” students. http://als.lib.wi.us/Collegebound.html

    Just some thoughts! Sorry I rambled.