Seeing all the posts on Banned Books Week courtesy of the blog hop has been so fascinating to me and I've really enjoyed the pros and cons that people have pointed out.
I'd like to add a few words to my previous posts:
A. This is obviously a hot spot and there doesn't seem to be a right answer, just opinion. And I will try my hardest to be respectful of your opinion whether or not I agree with it.
B. I am a very stubborn person (worst quality right there for ya) and tend to stick to my guns too obstinately. And since I'm so stubborn, I can easily slip into being judgmental, which I really really try not to do. I tend to judge people who homeschool their children or are very religious, but that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or should be looked down upon. They are their opinions and therefore are worthy of respect. If what I wrote comes off as judgmental, my apologies. I really don't want to be.
C. I had no idea that some of the banned books were "how-to's" for illegal things. Like making bombs or pedophilia. Ok, those are just wrong. I'm all for the first amendment, but I don't think that instructing someone on how to commit a crime falls within the parameters of Free Speech.
And with that said, I'm going to return to reading the latest Rick Riordan in the Kane Chronicles. I hope this book isn't banned - it's so good. Review to come soon!