I was never a fan of Buffy. I just didn't get the whole vampire allure. And you know what? I still don't. What's so intriguing about creatures that suck blood? And then there are werewolves... even better! I mean, come on: men that morph into wolves and go around snarling and growling and shedding and molting? (sounds like some of my ex-boyfriends-- ha!)
If this post seems incredibly random to you, then you obviously haven't been sucked (no pun intended) into the whole Twilight craze. Well, good for you. Take it from me: stay away from those books. Far, far away. Because once you start reading Stephenie Meyer's bestselling series--even if you never liked Buffy, even if you thought Michael J. Fox was the ONLY good thing about Teen Wolf--you will find yourself developing an uncanny fascination for these mythical monsters.
My sister gave me the first book for my birthday, and now I have the third on hold at the library. I must admit that I just got a WHOLE lot more motivated to take Bug to story time this week.
And, I'm not alone! If you google "vampire," you'll get 18,400,000 hits...including several articles on how Meyer's fictional series has bolstered the economy of real-life Forks, Washington. Apparently Twilight fans from around the world are flocking to the book's setting to try and spot... you guessed it... a real vampire or werewolf. NOT kidding you. You can read about it here.
So, take my advice. If you've never caught yourself standing in the shower, bar of soap in one hand and washcloth in the other, pondering whether or not vampires and werewolves might be more than myth, don't start now. It's a downward spiral.