So on Thursday afternoon, I said goodbye to my son as my mom drove away with him. I was more sad than I originally thought I would be. It hit me while we were cuddling on the couch before he left. But Mommy Time is something that every mom raves about, right? So what was I going to do with my time?
I didn't have set plans... but being sick as NOT on my agenda. At yet - here it came... smashing through the door on Thursday morning. It's now Friday and I am not really enjoying myself as I had hoped I would. I
If you have been to one recently - notice the craze with the vampires? Oh My Goodness! I knew that Twilight was a big thing (read them when they came out), but man - did Stephanie Meyer ever start something!! There were hundreds of "spin off - wanna be Twilight" books stocking the shelves. Long gone are the Nancy Drew days! The teen section was exploding with twisted vampiral love story - fiction novels. Even the adult romance (Smutt novels as I call them) section has been bitten! I seriously think I even saw a vampire shopper! PALE flawless skin, dark high collared long tailored coat... you know the type!
I was a vampire obsessor when vampires weren't cool! LOL That sounds ridiculous, but true. In all this vampire talk lately - how is it that I haven't heard one thing about Anne Rice? Now those novels were ADULT and quite twisted if you ask me. But let me tell you! - Lestat would beat the pants off Edward any day ;) I can see the compelling movement of these new age vampires because they are set in modern day - in modern hometown school, most of them are teenagers and so that grips the identifiable audience. Where as most (not all) of Anne Rice's settings were ancient. They had a wicked flare of fictional history that added to the riveting, intertwined story lines and created a true old fashion, old English environment. If you want a real vampire story - I recommend starting with The Interview With The Vampire! ;)
Still, after 1.5 hours - I left the store with only a baby board book for Jackson. But I don't regret my time spent there at all!