Friday, May 23, 2008

Ooh, pretty

This is what I've been doing with my leave:

I haven't had too much time to read, but I've been shopping at Barnes. Twice. And people have given/lent me books. That's how Twilight ended up in there. Obviously, I've read young adult fiction before (His Dark Materials Trilogy) but I wasn't interested in this series about vampires. Despite the fact that I love Buffy, and I was into the whole Anne Rice thing in high school (her books started getting pretty bad, though). Actually, the more proper wording might be because rather than despite. I'd actually never heard of the series before I got back, and I just happened to read an article about it in Times or Newsweek (I was the eye doctor, didn't have many choices) before my friend gave it to me. The author apparently is leaving sex out of the equation, which I don't think high schoolers should necessarily be having sex, but then again, I don't think it should be seen as the end of the world, either. It just seems like there could really be a healthier approach to the whole thing than we seem to have in this society.
I guess it's mainly just that people discussing abstinence always scares me because then I start thinking of abstinence only sex-ed, which means people have no clue about birth control, and those wacky little purity balls.


LilySea said...

You say "wacky" I say creeeeeeepy!

xok said...

There's no sex in Twilight because the other is LDS or 'mormon' and abstinence before marriage is a belief we have. We do use birth control, we don't do purity balls. To each his own. I don't think the absene of sex in a book is reason not to read it. Not that I've read it either.

xok said...

yeah, other = author

xok said...

uh, and I meant absence, not absene. My keyboard doesn't work too well anymore.