I understand that as a parent I will influence my children, but it never really struck me how much influence they would have over me. My daughter introduced me to the “Twilight” saga, by Stephanie Meyer, last year, and I was completely hooked! It is essentially a love story, plus lots of teen angst and the supernatural.I read all four books in quick succession and then passed them on to my mum, who also thoroughly enjoyed them.
(go mum! she is sooo cool for eighty!). Yesterday I went to see “New Moon”, which is the second book, at the cinema. Lots of the plot is missed out, but I still thought that it captured the essence of the book. Vampires, on the whole aren’t really my bag, but Edward kinda rings my bell!
I am also one of the sad grown ups who completely adored the Harry Potter saga, thanks to my eldest son.
Older children’s books must be just pitched at my level!
Other influences include:
- A surreal enjoyment of “Guitar Hero”, on the Nintendo DS (how riduclous is that! It’s not even a proper guitar, just a tiny hand held attachment ), and “Cooking Mama”.
“Yo Sushi”, one my daughter’s favourite places to eat as a treat.
Ebay! My eldest son is the best bargain hunter.
Chess, because child number three has gone and joined the chess club at school so I have learnt how to play!
Any good grown up books you can recommend?
And also why do my bullet points line up in edit but not when I press publish – aaaagh?!!!