I became a Twilight mom after taking my teen daughter and her friends to see the midnight showing. It was so crowded that I ended up sitting with her teachers (so I did not feel so bad). I loved it so much that we went and bought all of the books the next day and I have now read them all many times. My theory is that all ages like them not because we identify with a 17 year old girl but because we are reading about much older characters (that are every woman's dream, by the way) who will look young forever...hello? why do you think plastic surgeons make so much money. And those of us who have lived a little truly do see what is on the inside too (if only all insides could be housed by the likes of Jasper, Edward and Emmett, huh?)
I am amazed and more than a little bit in awe of the writing talents of some of the authors on this and other sites. As long as it is well written, I will read almost anything out of curiousity even if I find in the end that it is not a genre that I would read again for enjoyment. And I find that I will read everything from an author I like as long as they keep their stories interesting and not so predictable that I can tell in the first chapter or two that the names may have changed, but the story is the same (as is the case with many published authors, but I have not found it to be true on here). I am curious and read a wide range of stories and series.
After being a stay at home mom since my daughter was born, my only child left for college this year at 17 (too young, but she doesn't think so). I am newly divorced after many years of moving around with my military wasband so have lived many places and found something I loved about each. My philosophy has always been, "screw 'em if they can't take a joke", which was passed to me by my mother. My sense of humor has served me well (sick, sarcastic and twisted as it is). I love my friends and have always been loyal beyond reason. There is only one person in my entire life that I would not feel comfortable calling and chatting with and that is mostly because he is not someone I want to know anymore.
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