“I think we put books on a pedestal compared to other forms of media … I thought long and hard about whether to do the study in the first place—I think banning books is a terrible idea, but a content warning on the back I think would empower parents.”
I can’t make a coherent argument about why I think movies should have ratings and books shouldn’t. But I do.
“ ‘Fifty Shades’ is getting a lot of people thinking and talking more openly about sex, sexuality, desire and interest,”
I might be wrong, but I think people were thinking about sex already.
Just why is it so hard for authors to accept a customer service concept that’s universal in every other industry?
Maybe because an author’s relationship to their book is not the same as a company’s relationship to the toaster it makes.
I’ve loved reading reviews of the books I’ve written, from professional reviews to comments on Amazon and Goodreads—even when they’re negative—because I think readers’ reactions to the books are way more interesting than my own.
I can’t tell if this is unbelievably healthy or borderline unhuman.