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?
I thought this question would be harder to answer. After all, the whole Harry Potter series has been done, The Hunger Games is being made, Ella Enchanted was botched a while ago… what else is left? Then I turn to my bookshelf and the decision is easy:
And for some reason the only guy I picture as Etienne is this fella:
TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads and is another weekly question meme, but I think both are fun! This week’s question is:
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?
I absolutely do NOT support censorship. At all. I addressed this in my vlog when I kicked off Banned Books week, but I think that people in general have the right to decide what to read for themselves. I honestly believe it to go hand-in-hand with basic rights like free speech, expression, and thought. Not everyone will agree that something in a book is wrong because the beauty of free will is that we all have our own opinions. If anything, I think that the education system needs to loosen the reins a little. The Google Maps view of book challenges from 2007-2011 horrified me.
If a parent doesn’t want their child to read a book… well I think that’s slightly different. I don’t think the jump should be immediate. First of all, don’t go off hearsay: read it for yourself first. Then start a dialogue. But be aware that if they want to read it they’re going to find a way to read it.