I agree with Mrs. H — I thought Fifty Shades was basically an awfully-written book, and furthermore, I think the people who found it so sensational have never been on the internet. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be banned.
Part of the Banned Books Week Blog Party over at Things Matter.
On May 25 2011 Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James was published. For the years following this E.L. James has been on the ALA Top Ten Challenged Book Lists. The reasons given for the challenges are “nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.”
Personally, I’m not a fan of Fifty Shades. When they first started to get media interest I downloaded the first of the trilogy onto my kindle. I’m really nosy and at the hint of a little bit of controversy about a book I tend to want to buy or download it straight away. I wanted to know what was driving women who didn’t usually read to pick up this book. I also hadn’t read any erotica before and wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I’d…
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