Yeah, you read the title right. First, we've got the serious stuff. There's a great discussion going on RIGHT NOW at Fabulous Agent Kate's blog about censorship, book ratings, and all kinds of interesting stuff. It's definitely worth checking out.
For me, the thing about censorship is that it always makes the book in question sound a lot more... well, ENTICING. Once I hear that a book is the subject of a big ol' brouhaha, I want to read it. Part of it is that I want to make up my own mind, but I'll also admit it freely: I'm lookin' for something JUICY.
And the whole act of censoring it or condemning it or whathaveyou only increases the juiciness. Look at what it did for the Count.
This video really makes me *BLEEP*.
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I'll admit...I frequently scan banned book lists for reading material. If somebody cared enough to ban it, the book must be good...
Wasn't that part of the success of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code? The Catholic Church banned it and then he sells millions of copies. It was free publicity for him.
I always thought the Count was a perv...
Wow, that really does make the Count...wow...
And censorship, yeah. I love when they try to ban teen books. What better way to get EVERY teen out there chomping at the bit to read it?
You've made your point and driven it home, Ms. Harris.
Now I need to think of some ways to add some bleeps to my story.
I have yet to read a banned book that I didn't like.
I agree! Love juicy, banned books. :)
hm i wonder if i've read any banned books but didn't know it. i'm a criminal! muahahhahahaha
For some reason this made me think of the manga section of the book store, where the yaoi is kept under plastic wrap. You know, until the fangirls tear it off, read it for free, and put it back "naked."
Now imagine your some little kid looking for the latest issue of Dragon Balls.
"Mommy, what is this man doing to the other man's butt?"
Oh my god. I love that Count video. Completely ridiculous.
On a side note, I'd love to get banned. I'm adding extra ban-worthy content right now... ; )
Hey, I am SO with you on the censorship thing! I've it's censored, I'm immediately curious. Sometimes it'll depend on what it's censored for, but usually I just want to read it and find out what all the fuss is about. :D
Censorship is very bad, because it takes away a person's ability to choose for themselves. I would like to have a book rating system, kind of like for movies, so I have a better idea of what the book holds, but censorship is just wrong.
I love The Count! That video practically made me wet myself laughing (good thing I waited till I got home from work to watch it).
I am the only person I know who has a Count doll. I really don't know what he does all day when I'm at work...possibly he [bleeps].
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