Question: What do you think about the Adult Coloring Book craze? Have you tried it? Would you purchase one?
My Answer: Several months ago, I was in a JoAnn store where I saw my first adult coloring book. It was full of floral pictures to color and was quite busy-looking. I had heard that adult coloring books were taking the publishing companies by storm and that they were some of the top-selling books on Amazon. Go figure. The price of the book I saw was $12.99 so I quickly laid it back down. While it was very appealing and I loved to color as a child and have heard of the “benefits” of adult coloring and how it is supposed to be a big stress reliever, I just couldn’t justify paying that much for a coloring book. A few weeks ago, I came across an adult coloring book with a Halloween theme. It was more in my price range and the fact that I love Halloween made it that much more appealing. So yes, I bought it.
And yes, I sat at my kitchen table and colored in it on Halloween night while waiting for trick-or-treaters to ring the doorbell. I have to admit, I felt a little silly and maybe even a bit guilty sitting at the kitchen table coloring. And I must say I worried whether or not my husband would walk in, see what I was doing, and have me committed to a mental institution. I can’t really say I felt the stress magically leave my body, but hey, it was fun, something different, and brought back memories.
What are your opinions on this new adult craze?