Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Language Barrier

Writing has become a battle between what society has come to expect and feel is appropriate, and what should actually be written.

Every time I pick up a book, I want to know three things:

1. Does this book have bad language?
2. Does this book have inappropriate or explicit scenes?
3. Would my children enjoy this book?

I once read something that made me realize that maybe I'm not the only one out there that wants books to be clean. 

This little quote made me smile. Everytime I come across a sentence in a book that has bad language I think, "hmm, there are at least a dozen other appropriate words that could have been used and made the book so much better."

I don't know why people need to hear or read bad language or why they feel the need to use inappropriate language when the speak, but it is completely unnecessary.  It's the books without the filth that get put on my shelf and I'm hoping shelves of school libraries.  Let's keep kids innocent. 


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