Sunday, May 01, 2011

Book Banning – Am I Guilty?!

Dear Ms. O:

Desmond loves to read! He says it over and over again and it’s such a personal thrill for me because I can think of nothing better to do than to surround myself with books and curl up with them!

I appreciate all you do to encourage him and introduce him to new literature. I can’t believe I’m doing this but I’d like Des to hold off from reading Goosebumps – the fear genre isn’t a great favorite of mine, it’s true, but it’s also problematic for sleeping and sweet dreaming. Not to mention going upstairs alone at night time to take a shower while I’m downstairs cleaning up after dinner. Also, nighttime strolls are fraught with tight grips and whimpers! Blah! Who needs it? FEAR?! I defy you! :)

Thanks again for all the work you do for our children! Tell Ms. W hello!

Heather Jones



Michael and Heidi Southworth said...

"Welcome to the dead house", "horror land", "terror trips" and "say cheese & die" sound like perfect titles for a 7year old! Why so stuffy sis?1?!? ;) In reality... why oh why suggest these books??? Are school children really required to read such garbage? TERRIBLE choice!

I'm horrified by the amount of books by this author! Garbage!

vdg family said...

I read this and I kind of laughed. I understand that you want to encourage good reading, but of course, terror reading is not ideal. You're a good mom Heather!