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50 shades

It is all over the media today. Have YOU seen the trailer for the movie? Why, no, I have not. Nor do I particularly care. It is not because I worry about the content (which various outlets have called porn, erotica, and all manner of other names). Never read the books. Do not intend to do so. Again it is not about content. I spent time during my young adult life reading romance novels and popular novels by Danielle Steele, Jackie Collins, and Sidney Sheldon. Been there, read that.


Mostly I do not care about the books or the movies because I elect to spend time reading books for children and YA readers. I have read more than 450 of books for youth this year. I hope to read hundreds more. I do not have the time nor the inclination to veer from my path unless someone recommends a book to me no matter the age of the intended audience. I suspect none of my friends will suggest I pick up 50 Shades. Right?

And as a snide aside, could I ask where the outcry in the media is that SO many adults are turning to books like this? Where are the calls telling adults to read more rigorous books? JK.
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