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14 April 2014

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MelissaM

Fifty Shades unsuited to age group? It's written for adults! Wait! Was that in some school library?!?

Leila

I have NO idea. The only challenges to it I've seen took place in public libraries. Research time!

Liviania

I must admit, I don't think school libraries need a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey. But if those were public libraries, who cares as long as it isn't shelved in YA or something silly?

CC

The Hunger Games had a religious viewpoint?

Leila

Yeah, that threw me, too. Like, what?

MelissaM

Yes, the HG has a religious viewpoint! Worship Katnisses fabulous braids! (Actually, it would probably be the lack of religion that would cause the kerfluffle. That's my guess.)

I have no problem with Fifty Shades in a public library, except when I have to touch it (I'm a shelver/clerk in my public library.) Can't help thinking about that report of herpes virus being found on library copies. Ew.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/18/fifty-shades-of-grey-viral-library-herpes )

Leila

@Melissa: Ooooh, LACK of religion. Huh. It seems like that would throw a lot of other books under the bus, too, no? But I guess the others aren't as well-known, so they get less attention.

I hear you about the herpes thing. I still have flashbacks to the icked-up Bukowski book I checked out at my college library. *shudder*

Rebecca Dickenson

I always love looking at the reasons why something was challenged. 90% of the time, I'm thinking, "wha? . . . did I just now pay attention when I read the book?"

Nancy

Maybe they meant Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys?

Lisa

Between Shades of Grey has gotten quite a few accidental circs at my library. I always wonder just how much of the book they read before they start flipping through the pages looking for the "good" stuff....

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