Thursday, May 19, 2011

Booking Through Thursday #2 & Third Sentence Thursday #1


Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Deb @ BTT. This week's question asks the following:

In contrast to last week’s question–What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read?

Well, I don't have kids but I wouldn't want to block everything out of a child's way. Sure, there are some books that are WAY out of their league for understanding at a certain age. Some things could be too intense when they are too young. Of course, I'm thinking about books I've read and loved now that I'm in my 20's. A few of these deal with very explicit topics, and exposing children to that may be too much for them. Once they are teenagers and understand the facts of life, yeah, they can read whatever they want. But, I kind of think this is fairly logical. I'm not going to be one of those mothers that tells libraries and schools to ban books from certain sections because I feel they aren't "age appropriate". I read banned books for crying out loud! Each parent has the right to choose what their child reads, but no parent has the right to choose what my child reads. There should be a healthy balance. (Somehow I'm thinking that this makes barely any sense, but I think it does at the same time; I woke up to early this morning, lol)


Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which waits with bated breath for third sentences from all over the world!


Third Sentence Thursday
1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Sniffly Kitty’s (in the comments) or if you don’t have a blog, just post it in the comments there!





"My heart pounds so hard I can feel it in my ears."

~Hold Still by Nina LaCour



My Review:

Having been to that place before, I don't imagine wanting to go there again. The pounding continues, and my heart begins to hurt. Will this ever end?


~Jessica

3 comments:

  1. Both the age of the child and the content of the book should be considered,

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  2. Great BTT answer. I totally agree that it's up to the parents to decide for their own children and not others.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/05/booking-through-thursday-18.html

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  3. Brilliant BTT answer, I agree "Banning" books is ridiculous and I don't believe in it. I loved this particular bit you wrote "Each parent has the right to choose what their child reads, but no parent has the right to choose what my child reads." That really says it all.

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