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kathylcsw
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Re: A Book You Sneaked When You Were a Kid

Other than books that were explicitly about sex my mother never paid any attention to what I was reading. As long as I was being quiet I was left alone.

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A Book You Sneaked When You Were a Kid

When I was younger... Maybe 7/8 years old... I REALLY wanted to read Sherlock Holmes, but my Mom said it was about murder and stuff so NO you can't read it!  But I went to the library and when browsing saw a BIG book that said "Complete Sherlock Holmes"  I went to see how far away from the mystery section my Mom was... Then pulled out the book and read some of it and definitely looked at the pictures of murdered people... Ha, I should have taken her advice.. At THAT age I got freaked out from the pictures of the dead people.

 

 

Now that I'm 13 though I read Sherlock Holmes a lot :smileyvery-happy:

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When I was about 12 I discovered Victoria Holt at the library. The first book I checked out was The Legend of the seventh Virgin. I remember the librarian giving me a disapproving look and asking if my parents knew what I was reading. She let me check it out but I never forgot the look or attitude. Plus the book really had nothing racy in it at all just the word "virgin" in the title!

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I was never told I couldn't read anything specific, but I was about 10 when I read Forever by Judy Blume and I remember it felt like I was reading something I shouldn't be! :smileyhappy: I also remember reading Stephen King when I was in 7th & 8th grade.
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pjpick wrote:

I think there should be many parents of kids from the 50s-70s who should be thankful that their kids snuck behind their backs to read those "forbidden" books. It kept them from having "the talk". I know I never got "the talk". I learned everything from books and spent most of my 7th and 8th grade years being horrified.


my mom's book shelf was open to me and probably shouldn't have been.  i learned more from kathleen woodiwiss than i ever learned in health class!  when all my friends were being shocked by judy blume's 'forever', i was trying to figure out what the big deal was.  mom did, however, forbid me from seeing 'endless love' and so i felt the need to hide the book when i did manage to get a copy.  ahhh, those were the days....

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jannypan wrote:

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it, than to decide it without stirring it up. ~Joseph Joubert

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Jenny -- please don't "spam" these threads!  We love new faces who participate in the community and its discussions.  However, some of us are very impatient with those whom we feel impose upon us.  You are new enough that I am not certain whether you are simply "lost" or are truly playing games with us.  If the former, please be welcome and ask questions so we can support you.  If not, I have probably made my opinion only too clear.

 

Pepper

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