Monday, May 11

{twilight termite}

Someone has been dying to read Twilight.

Don't freak out. I read the books first to "make sure" that they didn't contain any inappropriate content. (Actually, after the first book I was totally addicted and couldn't put them down until I finished the last one.) Anyway, she wouldn't stop asking when would she be able to read it?? and I couldn't really find a reason for her not to. She got the green light and now she's already on Eclipse. The first 3 books are fine, and even the couple of questionable scenes in the last book are not explicit and don't really say anything in detail. I think those Judy Blume books are more explicit. After all, when I was in grade school I read all of the books in our house--my teenage sisters' books, my Dad's books, anything I could get my hands on. So, I know how she feels.
The only stipulation was that I told her I'd buy her her own paperback of Breaking Dawn and I'd have to tear a few pages out and then she can read it!! (Of course now her question is -- how old does she have to be to read those few pages....LOL!)

28 comments:

Patina Cabachon said...

I loved the twilight series also. your little girl is sooooo cute. I don't know how old you are,but when I was her age, I read all the judy blume books and they were more shocking than the twightlight books to me...but then again, kids today know more than i ever knew back "in the old" days (smile

Preppy 101 said...

What a sweetie!! It is so refreshing that she "wants" to read!! Many children just don't love it!! xoxo

ms. mindless said...

judy blume was a bit shocking! i also read bridges of madison county when i was 10 (stole it from my grandmother) and there were some questionable scenes...i turned out ok and so will your little sweetie!

Paper Bag Princess said...

ha ha, great solution!! I'm not sure I would have thought of that!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I so agree that there were far more inappropriate things in Judy Blume books! I'm all for kids reading even if it is stuff that may be above their need-to-know level.

sparrowsandsparkles said...

How cute she is!! My oldest daughter has caught the reading bug too! I love it. I've bought myself a copy of Twilight but haven't started it yet... :)

Lou Lou said...

Your daughter has the most beautiful hair! I'm glad to hear she loves to read, it's so important!

Preppy Sue said...

I think I need to check this series out!

You're so good and smart to read them first!

MMW said...

I'm curious - how old do you think she ought to be before reading the last book in the series? Any suggestions? I'm new at letting my oldest daughter (although still a very young reading bug) read material beyond her years. I'd love some input.

Petunia said...

I first told her she could read Breaking Dawn when she was 12, then decided that it was really just the first chapter or so that was inappropriate and I would rather just rip it out and let her feel happy that she completed the series. She always wants to do everything that I do and it is cute in a way. I'm sure that will change with the teenage years!
(When she started Twilight she was 7 but has since had her 8th birthday.)

Lipstick said...

I totally agree with you about Judy Blume!!

Jill said...

How sweet...it's great that Lil P enjoys reading.

Kappa Prep said...

I have not read Twilight, but from what I hear I think you are right about Judy Blume! I am glad Little P is loving reading and I love your solution of tearing pages out!!

Danielle said...

Haha. Too cute. I think it's great that she was dying to read a book.

Happy Daily said...

She is so cute!! I was the same way as a kid, reading anything I could get my hands on, if only my mother knew I had read her Danelle Steel books!! haha

Have a wonderful day!

Fritter Chicks™ said...

I love to read and I haven't gotten this one yet! I think I am the last one to read it! I can't wait!

Heather said...

She is darling, and I am drooling over that cozy throw.

luvallthingsjcrew said...

What an adorable picture--she looks totally absorbed in the book!
What a cutie pie...gorgeous...just like her Mother!!!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

What a great idea about taking out some of the more "risque" pages of Breaking Dawn! I found the Twilight books to be addictive and completly understand your daughter wanting to know the ultimate fate of Bella!

dinagideon said...

Good for you. I read all sorts of books from the time I could pick them up. My dad let me have all access at the library and didn't censor my reading. I know I read a couple of spy "Cold War" type novels when I was 10 (Tom Clancy, etc.), for instance. Yeah, real light reading for a little girl. :) Heehee.

I have made up for it since, though. Love a bit of chick lit on the beach!!! ;)

BLC :o said...

Oh how clever!!! Xoxo-BLC

Domestic Diva said...

They grow up so fast! I love that she wants to read! You have to check out my blog..there is an award waiting for you!! xxx me

Carol said...

same thing is happening at our house! they grow up fast!

Slastena said...

I am a total addict too- such a sweet love story!:) you have nothing to fear in first 2 books, but I completely agree on taking few page s out in 3 and 4 9 just for few years, you know!).:))))
Your little princess is so adorable, she has such a serious expression on while reading the book. That's so great!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Dina. Don't censor her reading. Read those pages together and discuss. Otherwise, she will likely get those pages from a friend or hear about them from kids at school and wouldn't you rather she read them with you! I have been a reading specialist working with ages 6-13 for 15 years with a degree in middle school/junior high ed. I can see lots of pitfalls in thinking tear out a few pages and let her read the rest....

Jaina said...

I LOVE that she's loving Twilight. I was actually impressed with how tastefully the risque parts were handled, it's incredibly refreshing. I *do* like "Anonymous'" idea though, it's something to consider...but I'm more with your idea of pulling out those few parts and letting her read them later. So long as it does affect her true understanding of the plot ;) Ah Twilight, I love it. I just started a new book called "Marked". Good so far, I'll probably do a small review once I'm done with it.

Patois said...

Considering what I read as a young kid, the Twilight series is so darn tame!

Madeline said...

It is refreshing to find a child that is so into reading! My kids just don't have the same passion to read that I did when I was little...or NOW! I STIL love to read and feel like my kids are missing out. So funny about the tear out pages!