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!