Back to the Classics

November 13, 2009
By Anonymous

So It might just be me, but what is up with all this vampire stuff out. Ever since the twilight saga came out, all I see are books and movies about some vampire cults. Talk about aggravating! I wish everyone went back to reading what they are interested in. Not what is necessarily popular. I’m not trying to bash Stephanie Meyer but she started a trend that is very absurd. I don’t want to waste my time reading a bunch of stories about beasts that don’t exist. How about everyone goes back to reading classics, such as The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger and The Giver by Louis Lowry. Two superb novels worth reading multiple times.

The author's comments:
sorry but all this vampire talk is very annoying. i know tons of people love vampires now.

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on Apr. 22 2010 at 10:27 am
pictolover SILVER, Brookfield, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a roller coaster. When you don't know what to do buckle up, close your eyes, and enjoy the ride."

dont get me wrong, i read the entire twilight series and found them reasonably fast reads but she started a very annoying phenomenon.

on Mar. 25 2010 at 9:57 pm
Ashleigh909 GOLD, Buford, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"The night is the darkest just before the dawn."

Oh, i LOVE the Giver!! we read it as a class novel in fourth grade! And i absolutley LOVED IT!

on Mar. 25 2010 at 9:56 pm
Ashleigh909 GOLD, Buford, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"The night is the darkest just before the dawn."

i don't know where i have heard of that book (the catcher in the Rye) but i have. What's it about? And would you reccommend it?

on Mar. 25 2010 at 9:55 pm
Ashleigh909 GOLD, Buford, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"The night is the darkest just before the dawn."

I completley agree. Do you know at my hometown Borders, they have actually created an entire QUARTER of the store to keep al the vampires? They have official merchandise, thousands upon thousands of Vampire series, from stuff that two year olds can read to stuff you have to show your ID to buy. Now, THATS totally rediculous. The teen section is right next to it, and it, the philosophy section and the the classic literature section stilll dont account for 90% of the vampire merchandise. The part is called "Bite Me: Vampire Ink"

Lillith BRONZE said...
on Dec. 12 2009 at 9:26 pm
Lillith BRONZE, Frankfort, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Dr. Martin Henry Fischer

I absolutely and completely agree with you. Even though I like vampire's, Twilight bothers me to no end. (In fact, the dictionary defines vampire as a reanimated corpse that drinks the blood of sleeping humans[that's no exact, but I know it says something like that because I used it in an essay.], so I guess They wouldn't be vampires, lol.)

It's a shame no one reads the classics anymore. The Catcher in the Rye is my favorite book and the last time I checked it out a t the library our librarian got this real shocked look on her face and said that she was going to tell her book club that some one my age (I was 16 then) actually liked the book.

Such a pity....

Ali.B GOLD said...
on Nov. 20 2009 at 3:34 pm
Ali.B GOLD, Lexington, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I write whatever flows from my fingers- AJY

I liked Twilight before it was popular. I like twilight because something in it spoke to me. NOT because it is popular.

I also like The Giver. . .


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