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To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 1:32 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Identifying and Flagging Adult Content
I think we see adult content somewhat differently. Rating books adult if they would be sold in an adult bookstore implies erotica/pornography to me. That's a very narrow sector of books. There is a large group of books that I believe should be considered as adult due to graphic violence and frequent use of strong language. Richard Layman is one author I might use as an example. You can buy his books at any bookstore in the mall. Yet his books contain some pretty intense violence including some graphically described rape scenes. If a book could be labeled as having strong language or explicit descriptions of sex by NLS, I flag it as adult. If the rating would end up having the word some in front of it as NLS does with occasional profanity and such, I leave those unflagged.Unlike Shelley's high school, my daughter's does not allow Catcher In The Rye in their library due to adult content. I honestly can't fathom a school making it required reading. I also can't agree with saying that the profanity on every page thing is normal for children under the age of 18. It may be in some homes, but I think there are still a lot of parents who work to make sure their children don't read books with excessive profanity, violence, etc."Don't let yesterday use up too much of today!" Will Rogers Monica Willyard, rhyami@xxxxxxxxx Add rhyami to your Skype if you'd like to chat. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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