Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Young Adult at Thirty

I'm in my thirties. At this age, I still love reading young adult books. Other people my age would rather read more serious materials, but not me. I also hate pure love stories. Ugh! Some people laugh at me when I say that I choose to read books about vampires, mythology, witchcraft, faeries, and aliens. Why not? They're more fun and interesting.  It makes me forget about war, corruption, impeachment, politics that are just everywhere. Sort of my escape from the reality - the reality of paying bills, household chores, stress from work among others.

While some choose to embrace maturity and adulthood, I don't. Although I know my responsibilities as a wife and mother, I refuse to grow old. Just like Peter Pan, I make sure I nourish the child in me.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not that shallow. I read newspapers and also watch the local news when I have time so I'm pretty much aware of what's going on (more or less) with the world. I guess, what I'm trying to say is that reading books like The Twilight series (lovestory to ah!), Heroes of Olympus series, and Hunger Games series, makes me feel young and happy. Even if for some it makes them feel otherwise.

Speaking of Hunger Games, I just can't wait to see the movie! I'm a big fan of the book. I've read this book three times already for the last two weeks and I still want to read more! I have this book on my iphone so I get to read it anywhere and anytime I want. Two more days and I'm off to see Penam in the big screen.


Pink MagaLine said...

What is this movie of all about? And, it has a book too? How come I don't know about it? Hahaha. Huli na ako sa balita?!

OrganizedJunkie said...

We have pretty much the same taste in books.
I am too a fan of the Hunger Games books and I can't wait for the movie!

Ayen said...

@pink magaline: its a bit futuristic, post apocalyptic world. More like a survival of the fittest theme with a bit of politics, corruption, and of course, love triangle. Sometimes its being compared to twilight series but it is waaaay much better.

@organizedjunkie: i really cant contain my excitement! Im so dying to see the movie tomorrow! Im inlove with peeta!! :)