So, lately my review on The House of Night's latest book, Awakened, has been getting some traffic. Actually, it's been getting some ugly comments by anonymous commenters. Read the review and the comments HERE.
Now, I'm a firm believer in expressing your opinion. Isn't that what blogging is supposed to be? Sharing your own subjective thoughts about books? That's what I thought it was about---that and sharing the excitement of reading with other bloggers. Well, apparently not everyone feels this way. I guess some people think it's cool to be rude.
I've been called a prude and an old lady repeatedly by these commenters. And that's okay. If not liking bestiality, rape, lewdness and obscenity in YA makes me a prudish old lady, then that's what I am. I don't mind sex or swearing in adult fiction---have you not seen that I am a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series? I simply have a problem with these themes in YA literature.
So here you go, folks. This is what an old prude looks like (coincidentally, I was on my way to church here):
This is me and my precious baby girl, who will not be allowed to read books like The House of Night. This is why I include these types of details in my reviews, for moms who are trying to monitor what their kids read!
So, to the anonymous commenters: if you don't like my blog, go find another one to read. There's bound to be someone out there who feels the same as you do about these issues. Or just keep leaving ugly comments here at I'd So Rather Be Reading---we get a good laugh out of them!