Thursday, March 8, 2007

Why I'm Here

Welcome to my brand-new blog. Here's the gist of why I'm here...

The last few books I have started, I have not been able to finish due to pages full of swearing/sex scenes. It is extremely frustrating to get halfway through a page-turner and find that your conscience will not let you continue. I wish there was a rating system for books similar to movies. Then, I would know not to pick up R-rated books. Few Pg-13s would make my to-be-read list, to be honest.

In other words, I hope this blog will be a valuable resource for people who, like me, want to read clean books. I am a huge advocate for reading. And I hope that this will become a place where many people will feel free to comment, discuss and make recommendations for future clean reads in the novel-length fiction category.

Thanks again for visiting. It may take a few weeks to get started. I will be rounding up some like-minded readers to join in this endeavor.

See you soon!

12 Comments:

Little Willow said...

Thanks for linking to one of my booklists!

Beckyb said...

You are absolutely right - I hate it too - and yes, my conscience often doesn't let me continue either!!! I bookmarked your new blog and will be back.

www.inthepages.blogspot.com

Becky

Emily said...

Thanks for visiting! I've already received an overwhelming amount of support for this site. I'm so excited to get it running!

stephanie said...

Definitely bookmarking your new blog! THANKS!

Susanne said...

Here from Jennifer at Snapshot! This sounds like a wonderful idea for a blog. I'll definitely be back to check on your recommendations.

Erin said...

YAY! I'm so excited for this blog! Finding a resource for "clean reads" will be invaluable.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea...I was just thinking after I read Hattie Blue Sky that I should make a list of "sweet" books. I love The Penderwicks as well I was thinking the same for videos. Enchanted April and Ladies in Lavender I thought were especially delightful.

Emily said...

Anonymous,
Want to write a review of it for the site?

Deena said...

YAY!! I've been wishing for a blog site like yours...you are BOOKMARKED!!!

Check out my reviews at
http://deenasbooks.blogspot.com

Elena said...

I am so grateful and excited that I've found your blog!! I've often searched for something like this. What a fantastic idea! Thank you for starting this! I will definitely bookmark your page. :)

~Elena

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased to find this site. I have a 12 year old daughter and so many of the books out there are inappropriate. I'm sure this will ge a great resource for me.
Thank you for providing this service.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much or your blog. I would very much like a book rating system as well. Parents need all the help they can get when trying to find appropriate reads for their maturing children. Just because they "can" read something, it doesn't mean they "should."
Jennifer in VA

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