50 shades of grey.
I really wasn’t interested in reading this book. From what I had heard, it just didn’t seem my type. (I usually read books like the Hunger games or Divergent, and even just finished “Seriously I’m Kidding” by Ellen Degeneres.)
I absolutely love to read. As a kid, I was always reading. Then reading all those nursing books in college, I didn’t want to read another word! But I have found the love has returned!
When I heard about this book, I didn’t want to read it because it seemed well….raunchy. If you haven’t heard of the book, you can read a description here.
After a week or so, of EVERYONE talking about it. People at work. Friends. I knew I needed to read it.
I bring up for one reason. I don’t want to tell you what I thought about it, because it doesn’t matter. But, I did want to talk about the fact that several places are banning the book. There are certain places that refuse to even stock it. And that really got me thinking. When did our country become a place where books become banned?
I first of this, when I was running on the treadmill while watching The View. They were talking about this too!
I am not in anyway saying everyone needs to read this book, but shouldn’t it be our decision?
There is actually a banned book week! Which happens to be Sept 30 – Oct 6.
A small list of banned books:
-Alice in Wonderland was actually banned in China
-Bible was banned in North Korea
– the Divinci Code was banned in Lebanon
-Green Eggs and Ham was banned in China (yummm what?)
-Frankenstein was banned in South Africa
I’m not trying to make a political statement, or promote the book, or say the book was horrible and no one should ever read it. What I’m asking is, should places be allowed to ban a book?