Hiding Books

@DCMerkle (1281)
United States
August 18, 2008 12:23am CST
I love reading books and that includes books that have been put on the Banned Book List if I can get hold of it. I've always left my books laying around the house, but there have been a few that I didn't want my parents to know that I was reading when I was younger. There were also a few that I didn't want my children to see. Not anything X-rated,just books that had subject matter that wasn't accepted by society as a whole. Have you ever read any books like that or felt that you had to hide? DCMerkle
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
18 Aug 08
I did not know there was such a thing as a banned book list.I don't know if there is one in Canada or not. Maybe some religious groups discourage their members from reading certain books. When my kids lived at home I sometimes had books that I did not want them to see. Now I am an avid reader and I don't hide any books that are in my house.
• Canada
18 Aug 08
Gosh, I never knew this. I have certainly read some of those books. I also think banning books is so wrong. See what happened in Germany in the Third Reich and in China during the Cultural Revolution.
@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
19 Aug 08
Lindalinda, you'll forget about Soviet Union... My country was occupied by them. In fact, I was shocked when I saw a list of banned books for a first time. I'm a librarian, and in a library I worked still was such a list, published somewhen in 60ties, a paperback, about 200-250 pages. The children of nowdays often don't believe, something like that has really happened but for us it was reality. Even fiction was banned when it was written by a refugee author, FE Nabokov or Pasternak, and of course all our Estonian refugee authors, and of course we lost half of our history.
• United States
18 Aug 08
Nope..I never hide my books! I love to read. And I also read from the banned list. If someone comes in my home and would comment in a negative way..don't let the door hit your behind on the way out! (They wouldn't be my friend for long and it wouldn't work out?) Couldn't care less what others think about my books otr the ones I choose.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I love the responses I am getting to this subject. I really don't hide books from my friends, but some of the books that I was reading when my children were reading I wouldn't have wanted then to read at that age. They've read then now and I was pleased to see that they thought it was just as shocking to them as it was to me that it had been banned. Reading is for anyone and I just don't understand why Uncle Sam feels that they have to censor our reading. DCMerkle
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Aug 08
NOPE! There are actually a few books on the so called Banned list (a list that quite frankly I have issues with to be honest with you but thats a topic all in itself LOL) that I want to get my hands on...some very controversial and some just banned because ppl are stupid LOL...and no I wouldnt hide them...If someone who visits my home has issues with it, thats their problem not mine LOL..I'm an avid reader, have been for yrs and i read a wide variety of genres so you can find books of all sorts in this house....dont like one, dont pick it up LOL thats my attitude..