Thursday, 19 May 2011
Booking Through Thursday 18
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer. This weeks question is:
In contrast to last week’s question–What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read?
Well I don't have any children and don't intend to have any in the future so I am not really sure I am the right person to be answering this question but I will give it a go. I suppose I think it's up to the parents to limit what their children read if that's what they feel is necessary, but I only think this applies to their own individual children. I don't believe in blanket bans or general censorship on anything and I do not believe anyone has the right to tell other people what they can or cannot read.
Personally my parents never had a clue what I was reading and it never did me any harm. I don't really think it's a good idea to censor something just because it is uncomfortable or difficult to explain, generally speaking openness and honesty is best.
That's all for now.