brain candy

as was evident in my last post, i read a lot of YA books. i can only explain it like this…

ok, wait, C.S. Lewis says it SO MUCH BETTER. i’ll let him talk for me. why yes, i hired C.S. Lewis (from the grave) to be my press secretary. and without further ado…

*zombie C.S. Lewis steps up to the mic.*

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” — C.S. Lewis

if you look past the guyliner, the bloody face and messy hair, it really was a lovely speech wasn’t it? thank you, monsieur Lewis.

in order not to leave you with a bad taste (read: zombie) in your mouth, here’s this article, which also does a fine job explaining why adults are so into YA right now. two words? BRAIN CANDY. (but don’t say that too loudly. you don’t want zombie C.S. Lewis to realize how scrumptious your brain looks/sounds/smells.)

and here’s this. it’s rather soothing, no?

UPDATE: speaking of brain analysis, check this out. i don’t think it was accurate, but it sure was interesting. even more fun when you put in your own blog address!

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6 Responses to “brain candy”

  1. Linda G. Says:

    Oh, scary pictures!

    I don’t write YA, but I do like the term “Brain Candy.” I hope somebody will call my books that someday.

    • abby mumford Says:

      i think the term “brain candy” can be applied to all genres, it just happened to be in an article about YA. and i agree, i hope the term is applied to my own work someday. SOMEDAY.

  2. pebbsy Says:

    Four thumbs up for this post (or, two thumbs and two big toes). Loving the YA love.

    Also, HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH to this: “Don’t worrie, only people with brains will die. You’re ok.”

    • abby mumford Says:

      that zombie pic alternately makes me laugh and cry from fear. i like it when it does the former. actually, the other pic makes me laugh buckets as well. can you tell i like to laugh?

  3. Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities Says:

    Thanks for the smile. Love the idea that fear of childishness is a childish thing. I celebrate the idea that when we grow older we are freer somehow to embrace our true likes and dislikes.

    • abby mumford Says:

      as usual, you’re way more articulate than i ever could be. i second everything you said in your comment.

      thanks for stopping by!

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