Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow and TGIF

What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?

Tiger's Curse!!!!! by Colleen Houck! YAY!!!!! SOMEBODY PLEASE MAKE THIS A MOVIE! I heard rumors but I want some proof! (Brushes the hair out of her face and picks up all the things that have scattered on the floor) OK I have composed myself. 

And who would I like as a character? I want Diren AKA Ren as this guy. I stole it from Diana at The Lovely Getaway. Yes, I totally copied but if you have read the book. He's perfect. And no I do not know his name. Maybe D does.

Speaking of Tiger's Curse, I am hosting a Falling into Books Book Blog giveaway with that books as my prize! If you are interested, go to this link. There are ten or twelve other blogs hosting giveaways too! 

Banned Books: How do you feel about the censorship of the freedom to read? Do you think the education system needs to be more strict on what children are exposed to in books?

As an educator, I think censorship is awful, for a few reasons. 
1. With everything these kids see on TV, with their home lives, and on the Internet, you are concerned about literature done in tasteful manners? People! 

2. Books with touchy topics, make those touchy topics a little easier to talk about it. It's a segue. I teach the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, and when I first started was worried that I would have angry parents coming in left and right. Well, only one did, and when I asked this parent if they had ever talked to his child about sexual assault, he had no response. I went on to tell him that I was giving factual information to my students to protect them and keep them safe and God forbid, what to do if it ever happens to them. 

3. Writing is a beautiful thing that can be raw and if you took out all of those raw aspects, all you would have left would be books with NO complex plot lines. Alright, that may be an exaggeration, but you get what I mean.

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  2. Your answer about banned books is beautiful, and I'm in wholehearted agreement. I'm so glad you were about to teach Speak to your students! Kids need to read this type of work to both be aware and learn how to discuss tough topics.

    I'm a new follower who's hopping by! Stop by my FF over here if you'd like. Happy reading to you!

    (Reposting because I fail at putting in the right URL!)

  3. I love your answer. It's pretty succinct and straight to the point. :)

  4. Hopping through. I still need to read the Tiger's Curse. I've heard so many good things about it.
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  5. I haven't read Tiger's Curse but if there is a character that looks (or should look) like him, I'm sold.