Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday & Talk to me Tuesday

Squeezing these in last minute!


My Teaser:
Time was running out; he could sense it in the tightness of his chest. And there was another feeling within, harder to describe, like a whisper coming from his heart.
page 161, The Riddle of the Gnome P.W. Catanese


This week's question: How do you feel about book banning and censorship? 

I think it's completely ridiculous. There are so many other books that people can read, if an author wants to write about something that makes people uncomfortable, then so be it. Reminds me of the ban they put on Harry Potter because of "witchcraft". They should be glad people are actually reading books.


8 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the Teaser you included for this week.

    Love the look and feel of your blog site. So much so that I have become a follower. Pop over and take a look at mine if you find time.

    All the way from the land Down Under,

    Soooz Says Stuff

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  2. I couldn't agree with you more on how censorship is ridiculous.

    Don't forget The Golden Compass was regarded as atheist influenced because of the similarities between the villains and the Roman Catholic Church when the movie first came out, too.

    Did you know its not just modern books that are getting side swiped by censorship anymore? Even Mark Twain is getting a revision these days.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/twains-classic-loses-the-nword-for-modern-age-2177172.html

    Regardless of what the printed text contains, no one should be moderated on what they write and publish.

    ~Kelsa

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  3. Censorship and book banning are kind of scary thoughts. Then on the other hand, there might be books that are questionable like the recent how-to book about pedophilia--is that a useful book or could it be dangerous? I could imagine certain books that could be harmful to society.

    I do think there should be guidelines as to what kids can read at school. There are some books that require some maturity to be approached. In school there should be control.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  4. If you haven't seen anything about it yet, you might want to check out the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011. It will be fun.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  5. I totally agree. Some of the books on the top 100 Banned list are just crazy. I mean there is GOOSEBUMPS, my son reads this and Captain Underpants again one my son reads. And they are not bad books. There is nothing bad about them. I can't believe they would even BAN these kind of books. I mean on Nickelodeon they play this show Degrassi and one time my daughter was watching iCarly and this came on right after and it was a scene with a dildo in it!!! But this is allowed on a station that plays spongebob. It just seems ridiculous.

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  6. I totally agree with you on censorship, Lah. Yeah, some things are inappropriate for certain ages, but that's why we reserve the right not to read them. We don't need to ban them, too! ;)

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  7. All very good points about censorship. Just let people read!

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  8. Love your Teaser - I'm now on the hunt for that book! Have you seen the latest movie "Gnomeo & Juliet"? Very very sweet... would definitely recommend it!

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