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06/17/2012 new

(Quote) Tammy-492301 said: Truth.
(Quote) Tammy-492301 said:

Truth.
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Nah. Not really. shhh

06/17/2012 new
(Quote) Steve-650539 said: Nah. Not really.
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Nah. Not really.

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Ya, but really. shhh

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That's my choleric side coming out. mischievous

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06/17/2012 new

(Quote) Tammy-492301 said: Ya, but really. That's my choleric side coming out.
(Quote) Tammy-492301 said:

Ya, but really.



That's my choleric side coming out.

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But really, no. shhh

06/17/2012 new
Why yes, really. shhh
06/17/2012 new

(Quote) Tammy-492301 said: There have been a few articles and TV segments on the topic of the Fifty Shades of Grey books as ...
(Quote) Tammy-492301 said:

There have been a few articles and TV segments on the topic of the Fifty Shades of Grey books as of late. A couple of states have banned the books; because, they categorized the book as 'porn'.

They author states it's a romance novel while most agree it falls in the erotic literature category.

I'm just going to throw out a couple of questions... Feel free to answer one or all or simply share your opinion. Have you read the book(s)? Would your Catholic faith prevent you from reading them? Is it appropriate for a single adult to read novels such as this? Is it appropriate for a married woman or couple to read this book? Do you think banning the books in public libraries is an over-reaction or a sound decision? If you have read it - Why do you think this book steps over a line whereas, other romance novels do not?

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The erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have topped recent bestseller charts, but it's proven a little too hot for librarians in east central Florida.

According to Florida Today,the Brevard County Public Library system has removed copies of the book from its 17 libraries.

"We bought some copies before we realized what it was," Cathy Schweinsberg, library services director, told the newspaper. "We don't collect porn."

However, as the Post points out, the libraries still offer copies of "The Complete Kama Sutra," "Lady Chatterley's Love," and "Tropic of Cancer," all of which are erotic literary classics.

"["Fifty Shades of Grey"] is not a classic," Schweinsberg responded.

ABC2News.com reports that more than a quarter of a million copies of the book have so far been sold

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Well leaving out everything else and putting moral issues aside I wouldn't read the book because it's demeaning to women. I haven't read it but that's what my rearch as lead me to understand.

06/17/2012 new

(Quote) Tammy-492301 said: There have been a few articles and TV segments on the topic of the Fifty Shades of Grey books as ...
(Quote) Tammy-492301 said:

There have been a few articles and TV segments on the topic of the Fifty Shades of Grey books as of late. A couple of states have banned the books; because, they categorized the book as 'porn'.

They author states it's a romance novel while most agree it falls in the erotic literature category.

I'm just going to throw out a couple of questions... Feel free to answer one or all or simply share your opinion. Have you read the book(s)? Would your Catholic faith prevent you from reading them? Is it appropriate for a single adult to read novels such as this? Is it appropriate for a married woman or couple to read this book? Do you think banning the books in public libraries is an over-reaction or a sound decision? If you have read it - Why do you think this book steps over a line whereas, other romance novels do not?

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The erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have topped recent bestseller charts, but it's proven a little too hot for librarians in east central Florida.

According to Florida Today,the Brevard County Public Library system has removed copies of the book from its 17 libraries.

"We bought some copies before we realized what it was," Cathy Schweinsberg, library services director, told the newspaper. "We don't collect porn."

However, as the Post points out, the libraries still offer copies of "The Complete Kama Sutra," "Lady Chatterley's Love," and "Tropic of Cancer," all of which are erotic literary classics.

"["Fifty Shades of Grey"] is not a classic," Schweinsberg responded.

ABC2News.com reports that more than a quarter of a million copies of the book have so far been sold

*titled editted to be a little less.... shocking?

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Well leaving out everything else and putting moral issues aside I wouldn't read the book because it's demeaning to women. I haven't read it but that's what my rearch as lead me to understand.

07/29/2012 new

abcnews.go.com


This makes me nauseated.

07/29/2012 new
(Quote) Tammy-492301 said: I'm not much of a romance novel reader but, I guess I'm surprised the subject hasn't been brou...
(Quote) Tammy-492301 said:

I'm not much of a romance novel reader but, I guess I'm surprised the subject hasn't been brought up in a book before. So, I take it you don't agre with the author that it's a romance novel?
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Books like these are to romance like a strip club is to fidelity.
07/29/2012 new

(Quote) Patrick-861636 said: Books like these are to romance like a strip club is to fidelity.
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Books like these are to romance like a strip club is to fidelity.
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Awesome!
Love it, Patrick!

07/31/2012 new

I don't believe any library should be forced to carry anything. No one should be FORCED to carry anything. Anyone who buys the book can read it. It is for sale, no one is taking away anyones right to sell their book. Personally, I don't even like some romance novels because they can get pretty dirty. I won't really read it because no one is going to interview me to ask me whether it is appropriate or not. However, I follow Mother Therese's line of thinking that what we expose ourselves to should heighten our sense of morality. There may be a few things I watch that have subtleties but I try not to watch anything really dirty, and I fast forward through movies that are or I don't watch them at all. I think bishop fulton Sheen was the one who said..."If you love that which is base, you will become base; if you love that which is noble, you will become noble"

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