Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Last Thought on Banned Books

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!


  1. I totally agree about the books teaching you to commit a crime thing -- I had not even considered books like those when I wrote and commented about banned books this week.

    Can't wait to read your Rick Riordan review. I read all of his original Olympian series which I liked, but didn't LOVE. I've loved a lot of "kid" and "young adult" books, but felt they were geared a little too young for me. As a result, I haven't gotten into the new Olympian series or the Kane chronicles, though my husband has read them all and loved them. So I'm Looking forward to hearing what you think!

  2. Good thoughts on this. I've read almost all the banned books on the list. I didn't see anything bad in any of the ones I read. Is Harry Potter really banned? What for? The witchcraft? I know a bunch of Christian people who love HP, so I guess you have to be pretty much a die-hard Christian to think those are bad books. I'll never understand it, since the whole message of the books is tolerance and good overcoming evil...OR...maybe Rowling is trying to brainwash us all into turning towards Satan. hehe

    Anyway, I'm rambling. SORRY! I just stopped by to let you know I am passing on the Liebster award to you. You can pick it up on my blog if you want. :)

    1. OMG Thank you!!! That is so very nice of you. :)

      And yes, I can only assume Harry Potter is banned because of the witches...and we are all going to turn into witches for reading it. Or something.