Wednesday, May 31, 2006

won't somebody think of the grown-ups?!

From Scott Westerfeld's Westerblog.

"I met Deb Stone at my signing. She’s the American Library Association’s anti-book banning guru, and turned out to be a Serenity-hat-wearing sf fan to boot. (Great combination.) Weirdly, she told me that Uglies and Peeps have both been challenged by (wacko) parents in the last year. Now, I can sort of understand not wanting your kid to read Peeps because it’s so scary, but not wanting your kid to read something and yanking it from the library shelves are two different things."

You know, I recommended Peeps to my mom, and it was too scary for her. I think I'm going to have to start a campaign to get it banned from adult collections! What if other sensitive moms read it? They could be damaged for life!


Anonymous Anonymous bligged...

I definitely censor what I give to my Mom - she doesn't like some of the darker mystery/thrillers, for instance. And I doubt that Peeps would interest her. Hmmm... maybe I should contact her local library, and see if I can get them to remove all of the mysteries that feature gruesome murders from the shelves. Or maybe not (grin).

But seriously, thanks so much for contributing to my "cool girls" list. I think that Turtle was the most significant omission from my original list, and she is definitely on the long list that I published today. I also LOVED Ivy from the Changeling when I was a kid. I don't think I wanted to be her, but I definitely wanted to be her friend. Thanks for helping me to round out the list so well!

6/01/2006 11:08 AM  

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