I am Thankful for...
I am so thankful for.....
I know. Popular choice? I was THAT person when Harry Potter first came out- I will freely admit it. I was one of those people who didn't read any of the books, but declared them evil and that they were "what was wrong with today's society."
And then I saw one of the movies a few years later- and loved it. And then I read the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was wonderful. I had never read a book that showed so much imagination or captivated me so fully. It was beautiful.... and I was ashamed.
I learned that the only thing I was doing by bashing a book I had never read was hurting myself. I was missing out on a book full of creativity, love, bravery, and friendship. I was making a fool out of myself. I am more open minded about books now- do I read books that make me uncomfortable? No. But will I prevent others from reading them if they want- no that is their choice.
I look at my son growing up and I want him to have an appreciation of books- without keeping him from books that others deem "not ok". I am not a fan of horror, or gruesome books, or sex scenes and I probably won't allow my child to read adult themed books until he is at an age where he can handle that (and handle a conversation with mom about the book). But I won't go trashing books I have never read- that is just wrong.
What is the book you are most thankful for? Share your link below and I will check it out!