A new Musing Monday by a brand new host. 🙂
How do you feel about wide-spread reading phenomenons – Harry Potter, for instance, or the more current Twilight Saga? Are these books so widely read for a reason, or merely fads or crazes? Do you feel compelled to read – or NOT to read – these books because everyone else is?
I have no issues with these mass, crazed phenomenons. I think whatever gets people reading is great. The only thing I dislike is if the people begin to shun reading these books and only go and watch the movies. Of course, a mass reading frenzy has to be needed to start of the movie franchises. Fads or no fads, I think these ‘blockbuster’ books cannot do any harm. There are high chances (my own stats) that those who pick up a Harry Potter or Twilight may go on explore other books. They might like to read more on classics and mythology or even astronomy as a result from reading Harry Potter. I haven’t read Twilight and I have no desire to nor do I feel compelled to read it. I’m curious, of course, but…
I’m a Harry fan by the way although not of the movies. The books are much more vivid.