Sunday, 17 January 2010

The Sunday Salon.. I was seeing colours this weeks.

Wow what a week …

I really hoped none of you guys had a week like I did.. I am not a moaner by nature but sometimes I just feel like saying “to hell with it all’  and scream..

It was wet and cold and it just wasn’t going away and it was everyday, so not a good start.

My little independent bookseller is trying her hardest to stay afloat, but every time I go in I can see the worry in her eyes. I am keeping my fingers cross for her and supporting her as best as I can…

My son’s school decided that Cassandra Claire –Mortal Instrument trilogy is a demon book and my son is not allowed to read it.. did you hear me, he is not allowed to read it..

I went ballistic, not for the fact that they don’t want my son to read certain books on school premise – that I can live with, but to tell my kid that he can only read certain books, that is not on.

I am still seeing read… and am on course for a show down with someone over there….

While I was in my haze of colour – My son grew 5 inches and one and a half foot size in a week… he is now twelve years, 5ft 11inches and wears a size nine shoes…

I literally felt like screaming…… which I did

 

Onto brighter matters…..

 

I started a meme on the blog LETTER TO A CHARACTER – on Fridays, this was the first week, so hopefully this will get off the starting blocks over a few weeks… see the rules HERE

I am still carrying on with the NaBloPoMo – and this is going well. I am finding loads of cute things around the net to blog about.

I am also still carrying on with the Bloggiesta – blog shape up event as well . I know it was meant to be three day, but I am still tinkering with the blog.. I sort the multi tab widget – now to sort the colour out…

In my Discussion Point this week – I blew off a little steam at the abundance of Twinks that is on the net…  Thank you everyone that chipped in… all valid comments…

This coming week I am doing my bit to find out what is Steampunk and where is it going in 2010 – so come by on Wednesday evening to join in the discussion… I have a few authors giving their opinion on the genre…

Loads of pretty decent other discussion going on around the net as well…

Reviews By Jesse Wave - Lurking: Why Do Bloggers Lurk? HERE

Jude Mason on the Total Ebound Blog - The elusive reader or where are you hiding my favorite people? HERE

 

Until next week again – cheers..

 

From The Sunday Salon site –

What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book

 

 

18 Speak To Me:

Kris on 17 January 2010 at 23:31 said...

My son’s school decided that Cassandra Claire –Mortal Instrument trilogy is a demon book and my son is not allowed to read it.. did you hear me, he is not allowed to read it..

*speechless*

Smokinhotbooks on 18 January 2010 at 00:43 said...

I find it odd when schools ban certain books it feel very 1984 to me. I understand not having certain books available in the school library but you'll notice most schools have VC Andrews Flowers in the Attic...or at least mine did.

Vasilly on 18 January 2010 at 01:52 said...

That's horrible that the school has banned the book. What are they thinking?! If anything it's going to make more students want to read it. They're definitely overstepping their boundary.

Chris on 18 January 2010 at 02:12 said...

Ack! Who wouldn't be screaming after a week like that?!

What sort of school does your son go to??

J. Kaye on 18 January 2010 at 02:30 said...

I'm not impressed with the schools as a whole. I know there are some good ones, but most have serious issues. Banning books is a no-no!

Lily on 18 January 2010 at 03:08 said...

It's one thing to not pick a certain book for a class read but to ban it and say students can't read it? I definitely don't agree with that!!

My son grew in spurts like that. Every once in a while he'd grow a few inches seemingly overnight. He's 6'3" and hoping he doesn't grow again. He's 21 and I thought after the teenage years he wouldn't keep growing but the last couple of inches just happened a year ago.

Leontine on 18 January 2010 at 08:45 said...

Jeez, what kind of school forbids kids to read certain books? Don't they know that works opposite with kids? Now they WANT to read it. And I can only imagine how red you must've looked EH.

You've got yourself a busy week ahead. I love your new MEME and will definitely write some more of mine :) Have a great week!

Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 08:47 said...

@Kris..

*speechless*

I am that and totally pissed as well...

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Blodeuedd on 18 January 2010 at 08:50 said...

Not allowed, not allowed! Oh that makes me furious too *grinds teeth*

Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 08:50 said...

@k.C...

My contention is - This is a school, these are tomorrows leaders of society and you are telling them what to read...

What next - what to think..

I don't even want to mention how small minded that is .. this is actually worse than 1984...

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Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 08:54 said...

@Vasilly..

That the funny thing - the school itself has not banned the book - as there are loads of boook of this genre in there library..

But I am going to get to the bottom of this...

As it sound as someone has an agenda in this place...

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Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 08:55 said...

@Chris

I am screaming - I am ...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 08:59 said...

@Jkaye..

I have come around to that idea a long time ago - I can see why more and more parent home school...

Good thing my kid and I talk about stuff (his words) - can you imagine another child who just accept this as right and never say anything to his parents..

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Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 09:04 said...

@Lily...

Agree, agree, agree....

As for the growth spurt - do you mean there is stillmore of that to come...

I don't mind a gradual inching up - but in one week, honestly that is just frustrating...

Nothing fits, nothing suited him and he is as please as punch to have grown to that height...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 09:07 said...

@Leontine...

I would like to think that kids will be kids and run out to find out why they should not be reading this...

But what about the kids who just accept this and never get to explore and push their literary boundaries...

This is a sad day...

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I am looking forward to your next letter...

I wonder if Jake would be jealous if I wrote Tor a letter (Chris Owen)


E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 18 January 2010 at 09:08 said...

@Blodeuedd..

Agreed... totally

E.H>

Sassy Brit on 18 January 2010 at 11:04 said...

I cannot believe that they said that to him! I'd be very annoyed too - I don't blame you.

I reckon, those interested in reading it will do so in their own time, whether they are allowed to or not. It will probably encourage them more - after being told they can't . Which I still can't believe!! That's just not on - who are they to tell your child what he can read???

No wonder you were annoyed.

On a lighter note, sorry I missed your meme, but I will look into it, as it sounds like a lot of fun. I'm out all day today, so will probably check it tomorrow.

Take care!

Pour of Tor on 23 January 2010 at 21:40 said...

That is quite a growth spurt! Unbelievable! (I have never had a brother or a son, so your account of it actually made me gasp with shock!)

And re: Cassandra Clare, that is both absurd and troubling. I think I would even have trouble with a school telling my (hypothetical) kids what they could or couldn't read on campus. School book crusades have always made me really, really livid.