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“Fifty Shades of Grey” … It looks pretty black and white to me …

I am not one to think that books should be banned, burned, or censored. I think that freedom of speech and freedom of expression are important.

That said, there are plenty of books that I consider complete trash, and would not read. JD Walt writes a good response to “Fifty Shades of Grey” here at Seedbed. I have to say that I pretty much agree with him. I certainly think that there is media out there that contains content that should be avoided, and this book certainly is one of them.

I should note here that I have NOT read the entire book. A friend had the book and I did read a few excerpts, and that was more than enough to realize that there is nothing good about the book. Everyone must make a choice for themselves, but my advice is simple: if you believe that you shouldn’t watch hard-core porn, then you should not read “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It is that simple.

Note: this is not a call to pull this book off the shelves of the local bookstores or libraries. People need to be able to make their own choices about what they can and will read. I am simply stating my own choice and my advice for others. I also fully encourage others to read JD Walt’s post on Seedbed.


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